Global cooling was the name of the game as minus 22 degree weather greeted EL 3652 and SD45 3603 at Burlington's Dayton Bluff Yard. CB&Q was proactive in making run-through agreements for motive p... (more)
A pair of year-old EMD SDP45s blast upgrade with empty autoracks nearing the old iron bridge at Shin Hollow near Huguenot, New York.
This was once triple track, which at some point was reduced ... (more)
An FM H12-44 pulls SP SDP45 No. 3200 onto the turntable at Bayshore, CA. Mechanics have put the big passenger locomotive back together after overhaul, and now its time to get her out on the main l... (more)
A Directors's Special curves along the Sacramento River at Gibson siding.
On a fine late spring morning, the Grants Pass Turn switches out the Croman Corporation sawmill on the south side of Ashland. The flashy SD first out would be back in town three months later - but... (more)
EWLX 329 enters the elevator siding at Hite, WA. The train has one bulkhead flat and is otherwise all empty grain hoppers for distribution along their line to Coulee City. The train will drop the ... (more)
With threatening skies behind, SP 3207 in SPSF colors cuts out the swing helpers at Loma Linda before proceeding Westward.
SP 3208 painted in the SPSF merger scheme leads two more SDP45's, the 3202 and 3203 plus a SD45T-2 Eastbound on a cab hop.
A pair of SDP45's the SP 3201 and 3207 are decked out with white painted appliances as they lead this Westbound manifest at the East switch at Cabazon.
Amtrak's California Zephyr makes a station stop. It is a Sunday, so the train has extra cars for travelers returning from a weekend in Reno.
A Burlington Northern freight thunders westbound on Track 2 through Highlands, Illinois, on August 2, 1986. The train is led by BN No. 6593—former Great Northern SDP45 No. 327—one of eight purchas... (more)
A Kodachrome SDP45 leads a large Sunday Zephyr west over Donner Pass.
The SP Board of Directors tour the Shasta Route on a hot August day. Paint on the SDPs was so fresh you could smell it as the train went by.
The Board of Directors tours the Shasta Route in summer 1987. This train ran through to Portland, and then returned to California via the Siskiyou Line.
A Roger Puta Photograph