The engineer on the Cotton Belt 9284 is about to throw out a set of train orders to us as he thunders past with a ribbon rail train eastbound through San Timoteo Canyon.
Renumbered Cotton Belt 6884 works uphill through the reverse curves in San Timoteo Canyon.
Southern Pacific EMD SD45-2R No. 6830 leads a short work train into Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, on March 21, 1997. Much of the train is made up of Rio Grande flatcars loaded with ma... (more)
The north end of SP's (ex-Rio Grande) Roper Yard as viewed from 21st South Street bridge in South Salt Lake. This unobstructed view is unavailable today with construction of the Highway 201/Inters... (more)
Southbound arrives SLO from the north.
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.