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
Let it snow! Just after being re-assigned to CNW's Cleveland sales office, I ventured over to see the famous former NYC Collinwood facilities. I was rewarded with an eclectic group of pre-Conrail ... (more)
Out of the Hole
A former Erie-Lackawanna SDP45 leads a dimensional special out of the “Hole” at East Penn Junction. The recently rehabilitated connection from the Lehigh Valley mai... (more)