A former SP tunnel motor leads a pair of blue GSCX SD40's through Georgetown with auto's and salt to interchange with CN in MacMillan yard. I was lucky enough to have the sun poke through just as ... (more)
eastbound SP train coming into Denver in morning light near Leyden siding
A westbound Espee coal train slowly winds its way down from Donner Pass at Applegate, CA. The double track main line is separated here.
GEXR 432 is passing the small town of Georgetown on it's way to CN MacMillan Yard with an ex-Southern Pacific unit in lead.
GEXR 432 is passing the small town of Georgetown on it's way to CN MacMillan Yard.
A morning westbound stack train winds down Beaumont Hill on the last lap to Colton, CA on the SP Sunset Route from El Paso and New Orleans.
When we saw SP 9177 leading three Milwaukee Road SD40-2s on a train out of Taylor Yard in Los Angeles, we knew we had to chase it all the way to West Colton. Soon after arriving in West Colton, th... (more)
Featuring a mix of Santa Fe and Southern Pacific engines, the Eastbound "Oil Cans" crosses over itself as it traverses the famous "Tehachapi Loop".
A "westbound" (headed for San Francisco, no matter what the compass direction on the SP) works up Cajon behind a quartet of big EMD units. Today, this is Union Pacific trackage, of course, and one... (more)
Southern Pacific SD45T-2 6809, seen here in the company of SD9s and GP9s in Anaheim, California, on January 30th, 1989, rolled out of EMD's factory in Illinois in February 1972 as SP 9167. It was... (more)
A photogragher gets his shot.....
A trio of big '45 series EMDs lead an eastbound Rio Grande freight into Roper Yard in South Salt Lake. My hometown was more than 90 miles from Ogden, and the opportunity to witness anything Southe... (more)
West Meets West! Catching two trains in one photo isn't too unusual on California's Cajon Pass. But what was often confusing to those unfamiliar with the Pass is that one could see two tr... (more)
The rumbling of a pair of EMD prime movers ends the tranquil silence just west of Rockwood as GEXR train 432 rolls through.
Shot through the cab of Southern Pacific P-8 2467, Southern Pacific 6819 spends the day inside the museum's roundhouse.