Vintage switchers work the Gateway Yard on a sunny afternoon. I didn't even know there were any Southern Pacific switchers remaining. *Note: Taken with permission.
Southern Pacific 290 leads a westbound coal train up the twisting 2% Winter Park Hill. This hill remains as Union Pacific's Moffat Mainline... Unlike Tennessee Pass, the fight with gravity still h... (more)
SP166 leads the charge at Stillwater. The grade here abruptly changes from a knuckle breaking 3% too a 'level' 1%. 39,600 H.P. are needed to lift 13,000+ tons over the Continental Divide at Tenne... (more)
An eastbound Southern Pacific coal train twists along the Arkansas River at Hecla Junction, Colorado, over the famed Tennessee Pass Route on September 4, 1995. At the time, SP’s GE AC4400CWs were ... (more)
SP186, and two other motors crawl towards the Continental Divide. The train is twisting thru severe curvature and the sound of steel on steel is deafening..... It is this rail-fans perspective tha... (more)
Westbound SP train climbing Cajon Pass near Canyon siding
Westbound SP train in Tehachapi's East end Walong siding
UP Kansas City to Fort Worth freight on the BNSF.
Northbound SP freight climbs the second level of the Cuesta Grade as the first level is visible by the waterworks and the cantilever signal bridge below.
SPMW Jordan Spreaders #4031 and #4030 sit in Union Pacific's snow service yard in Truckee, CA. While they are owned by Union Pacific now, the Spreaders retain their SPMW reporting mark, which indi... (more)
A Southern Pacific SD45T-2/SD40T-2 combo assist Amtrak's California Zephyr train No. 6 through Spanish Fork Canyon on June 12, 1991.
A westbound auto train accelerates through Ontario, CA behind three 4-axle GE's. Leading the consist, 7859 was one of only two SP GE's to receive failed SPSF merger colors.
Remembering the WWII women railroaders.
Southern Pacific AC44CW #187 leads CSX train Q582-15 (Atlanta,GA - Nashville,TN).