Big SP road power rests at Ashland, awaiting the next call to lug a train over the Siskiyous.
On a hazy afternoon filled with smoke from forest fires, a westbound Modoc Line train rounds Likely Loop. Within a year, operations here would cease. The trackage was dismantled in 2003.
Added at Black Butte for dynamic braking, SP 7399 leads the Louisiana World's Fair Daylight around Cantara Loop. Seven years later, SP would have a very nasty derailment here.
A lumber drag highballs Alturas, heading for Wendel on the Modoc Line.
An eastbound lumber drag on the Modoc Line climbs the grade to Sage Hen summit.
The PTLAT has just changed crews at the depot in Dunsmuir. Once it clears the crossovers, the OAPTT will depart for Klamath Falls.
A train in emergency has tied up the Black Butte Subdivision. The LABRF, hottest train on the Oregon Division, is stuck at Mt. Hebron until things get moving. As the train rolls to a stop, the bra... (more)
VAUGHN NM Sept 3 1983 -- Southern Pacific SD45R 7446 sits on the Golden State Route just short of the underpass at the Santa Fe's Transcon. Note the portable building and train order stand beside ... (more)
This era didn't last long enough. Once the UP got the SP and CNW, things got mixed up. Here a northbound Spineline train passes thru Bradford. The train is working between Nevada, IA, and Mason Ci... (more)
The SP got trackage rights over the Santa Fe side of things as a concession of the BNSF merger in 1995. Then the SP would run trains via the BN and the ATSF side thru places like Galesburg. Here a... (more)
The only two EMD hood units painted in the Daylight scheme, Southern Pacific SD45R 7399 and SD40E 7342, drift through Ansel, California. After helping the World’s Fair Daylight over ... (more)
CAJON CA Sept 6 1983 -- An SP SD45R makes its way through the Cajon Pass area. The unit was rebuit at SP's Sacramento shops.
A Roger Puta Photograph
The World’s Fair Daylight works upgrade at Allard on the Tehachapi grade. It seems to me that the 4449 was having a minor issue, as it was alternately putting up dark clouds of smoke and th... (more)
Exhibiting an “open door” policy most likely caused by overheating on a warm May day, Santa Fe SD45R 5329 leads a westbound train drifting downgrade out of Bealville.