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)
Note, those are not Harriman coaches. The letter boards of Harriman cars extended above the doors. The last Harriman cars on the SP were in the 1960s. That's why they called them "Subs."... (more)
GN 332 and a former GN F3B idle at the former GN passenger roundhouse at the east side entry to St. Paul's Union Station in April 1970. This photo was taken a month into the BN merger, but its all... (more)
Mechanics work on SDP45 No. 3200, which sits among FM Trainmasters and switchers. Bayshore is the maintenance and repair hub for FMs on the SP.
Ex-GN Passenger SDP45 in the lead on a westbound freight at LaGrange,IL..
Erie-Lackawanna EMD SDP45 No.3636.
Erie-Lackawanna EMD SDP45 No.3651 with a total of 34 units (3635-3668). The units were built on the long SDP underframe to allow adequate space for a 5000 gallon fuel tank.
Mixed power sit in the morning sun at 51st street yards in Chicago. In the background are the landmarks of the Chicago Skyline and my blue Maverick.