In the late 70's early 80's I take a weeks vacation from running trains and go riding trains. I really enjoyed the open Dutch Doors on the older equipment with the Cons permission of course.
Amtrak and the SP meet in Los Angeles,CA..
SP's SLO Yard and Engine facilities.
Tunnel Motors at SLO.
End of the line for these 16 cylinder beast .They will be cut down to frames here , and shipped off for scrap. Taken on MEI property with permission.
SP's hot Oakland to Denver Forwarder snakes through Mapleton's Mud Cut the afternoon of Sept. 12, 1993. The rear portion of the train can be seen above the green field of alfalfa.
With leased Conrail and CSX power on the head end, SP's Eugene to Chicago lumber drag heads east through Riverton on Sept. 8, 1993.
The Railnet heads west through Yorkville with their former SP tunnel motor on the point.
The Illinois Railway's tunnel motor kicks up snow as it heads west across rural countryside just west of Yorkville.
The Railnet heads west through Millington with a unit sand train.
The Railnet arrives at the US Silica in Wedron behind a tunnel motor and two HBR SD50s.
IR SD45T-2 9238 leads a unit sand train west through Serena.
The IR's tunnel motor, SD45T-2 9238 leads Hudson Bay SD50's 5009 and 5008 and Job 105 around the curve, approaching downtown Aurora.
The Railnet heads west with a very nice former SP tunnel motor on the point today!