SP's famous "Cans" emerge from Tunnel 5 at the west end of Cliff siding in the Tehachapis.
The temperature is only a few degrees above zero as a southbound manifest departs Klamath Falls. Over two years after SP has been acquired by UP, little change has come to the Shasta Route.
Excursion thru Niles Canyon and over Altamont To Sacramento with SP's first passenger Diesel/
Consecutively numbered SP GP40'2's, the 7614, 7615, 7616 and 7617 head West into Colton Yard as a freight traverses the Balloon track in the background.
Southern Pacific 8556 leads a pair of Santa Fe and a pair of Union Pacific engines Eastbound down Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cutoff approaching Canyon Siding.
During the annual sugar beet campaigns, Southern Pacific and California Northern interchanged trains to/from the Klamath Basin at Tehama, California. On this day, the CFNR crew has cut off their t... (more)
Southern Pacific EMD SD45T-2R No. 6826 leads a westbound freight at Wilmot, Arizona, on April 21, 1990. The train is waiting on a new crew—note how the locomotive is “tied down” with a stick in fr... (more)
Espee's first rebuilt SD45T-2 arrives at Black Butte in June 1986. The train will take a left turn at the crossovers ahead and proceed up the Siskiyou Line to Medford.
This is the bar area on SP 2986, a 12-1949 built Pullman Standard Lounge Car. It was converted to an SP Conference Instruction Car #206 in 1971, and used for rules exams. In 1975, it became Conf... (more)
One of the 5 remaining Southern Pacific Units leads UP Train ZSIG4 07 Sibley Missouri River Bridge on the BNSF Marceline Sub. With only a few of these SP AC4400CW's left, it's hard to pass up one... (more)
One of the 5 remaining Southern Pacific Units leads UP Train ZSIG4 07 past the Ex-Santa Fe Depot just shy of the Missouri River Bridge on the BNSF Marceline Sub. With only a few of these SP AC440... (more)
One of 5 remaining SP units sits at KCS Knoche Yard on the head of UP's drag back to Neff Yard tomorrow in 6 track at East Yard.
Locomotive: SP 319
Kansas City, MO
A Roger Puta Photograph
The SP's Corvallis Local rumbles down the street trackage at Independence, Oregon. In less than three months, this branch will be leased to Willamette & Pacific.
A wig wag protects the grade crossing at the former studios of radio station KLAD in Klamath Falls. The signal survived long enough to be one of the last wig wags on the Shasta Route.