It is true that even railroaders can have the energy and impulse to be comical after a day's work. Such was the case after the 4449's spur of the moment run on the Portland & Western to Tigard. Th... (more)
Making their last trip on the Shasta Route, SP's Morrison-Knudsen locomotives spend Christmas parked in Klamath Falls. The units were nicknamed "Popsicles" for their orange hues.
After carrying several distinguished Genessee & Wyoming corporate figures on a run between Milwaukie and Tigard, the SP 4449 leads its short consist of four passenger cars tender first back to the... (more)
A look back at what once was. The Piedmont Region of North Carolina was the last place I'd expect to find one of the last of the surviving fleet of the once-proud Southern Pacific Railroad. At the... (more)
It was one for the books as SP 4449 ran to Tigard via Milwaukee on the UP and Portland & Western. The run was for the Tigard Yard commemoration and had some important people from Genesee & Wyoming... (more)
SP 6763 is not looking too good as it sits with other stored engines in the Los Angeles J-Yard. Note the backwards "3" and the numbers are missing in the other number board. There were over 50 U2... (more)
A westbound Southern Pacific manifest rounds Sullivan’s Curve, with four six-axle EMD’s leading. My luck with the SP seemed to be questionable. Usually the lead units were filthy, and the rare cle... (more)
A pair of Cadillacs painted for the SPSF merger rest outside of the hallowed Brooklyn Roundhouse.
SP 9815 and EMD Lease 7011 demonstrate their power as they lift a heavy manifest train up the grade at Woodford siding, below Tehachapi Loop.
Southern Pacific 4-8-4 No. 4449 undergoes work in preparation for a big June excursion while Spokane, Portland & Seattle No. 700 undergoes its 1472-day inspection at the Oregon Rail Heritage Cente... (more)
Fresh from rebuilding in Sacramento, an SD45T-2 breaks in on the Siskiyou Line.
One of SP's first RoadRailer trains heads for Los Angeles.
On a hazy afternoon filled with smoke from forest fires, a westbound Modoc Line train rounds Likely Loop. Within a year, operations here would cease. The trackage was dismantled in 2003.
Amtrak's California Zephyr makes a station stop. It is a Sunday, so the train has extra cars for travelers returning from a weekend in Reno.