A graduate of SP's memorable SD45 rebuild program at its Sacramento Shops is poised to lead an eastbound over Donner Pass in this scene from the strange days of the still-born SP-Santa Fe merger.
A Southern Pacific SD45R awaits a call to serve at Rio Grande's Roper Diesel Shop in South Salt Lake. Apparently the 7510 was regarded as the 'ACE' at some point in time. Growing up a young kid, t... (more)
On June 26, 1993, a faded 'Kodachrome' Southern Pacific SD45R was called to serve on Amtrak's California Zephyr train #6 from Salt Lake City to Denver.
Looking about as unprofessional as you can get with jumbled up front numberboards and spray painted SP initials on the nose, SP 7465 still gets the job done as seen here heading down Beaumont Hill... (more)
The train out of Lima heads south towards Springfield to swaps trains with a crew coming north. Here the train 15 miles south of Lima.
Big SD45R No. 7424 roars out of the snowsheds at Norden on the point of an eastbound SP manifest.
An SD45R leads a westbound Santa Fe manifest at Martinez on Cajon's eastern slope.
SP 7413, SP 8350 and UP 4528 sit in the spur track at the Woodford siding with a work train.
The "Rail Net" brings 26 cars through Grand Ridge, bound for interchange with the NS at Streator.
The Illinois Railway's Job 106 leads 21 cars through the small town of Grand Ridge, bound for Streator. IR 7444 and 3500 provide the power, making for a cool lash-up.
IR SD45R 7444 and IR GP35 3500 smoke it up southbound, as engineer Vahey puts the hammer down, approaching a small grade.
Santa Fe 5363 East roars through the big cut at West Perrin on the Williams-Crookton Line Relocation.
As an SP engineer inspects and makes ready his helper power in the spur at Bena, a Santa Fe eastbound comes down the hill from Sandcut behind his locomotives in the fading light.
As the desert sun sets, a 10,000-ton coal train off the UP at Barstow roars up the stiff grade out of Mojave into the Tehachapi Mountains. The coal train is headed for a cogenerator in the San Joa... (more)