Nearly a month prior to the big UP-SP merger, evidence of the new landlord have arrived at Southern Pacific's former Rio Grande Roper Yard in South Salt Lake, Aug. 13, 1996.
"Shouldn't Paint So Fast." That's what many wags called the ill-fated merger between Southern Pacific and Santa Fe. Initiated in 1983 as a holding company, the ICC eventually denied an a... (more)
Looking a little worse for wear in faded 'Kodachrome' paint, SP SD45R No. 7558 leads a Chicago to Roper manifest through Riverton on August 12, 1996.
After a 28 mile descent from Soldier Summit, SP's Minntac to Geneva iron ore train throttles up for a short section of level track approaching the Thistle Tunnels on August 11, 1996.
An SP Roseville to Kansas City Manifest emerges from the Thistle Tunnels with 87 cars and three SD40T-2s shoving on the rear. The Southern Pacific Railroad had a month of independence remaining un... (more)
By the summer of 1996, it was GREAT to catch a quartet of old EMD tunnel motors leading a freight along the former Rio Grande mainline. The GE AC4400CW revolution had taken over most of the mainli... (more)
On a crystal clear Utah County morning, Southern Pacific's Geneva, Utah to Terror Creek, Colorado coal empty rolls east through Springville on Feb. 20, 1995. It appears 11,752 ft. Mount Timpanogos... (more)
SP FM H-12-44 1487 leads the 1PM train to Niles just west of Brightside
A trio of new GE AC4400CWs lead the TASNC east through Spanish Fork Canyon with 77 coal empties to load at the Skyline mine on July 15, 1995.
Southern Pacific's EUCHQ cruises east through Murray Sampler while Salt Lake City Southern GP38 No. 5556 awaits a call in the old Union Pacific Pallas Yard on July 25, 1996.
A colorful mix of EMDs lead a Roseville to Roper Forwarder into Roper Yard on July 24, 1996. The four unit set has 13 loads of piggyback trailers on the draw bar.
SP's ROHPC roars east through Springville with 84 coal empties on June 23, 1996.
Southern Pacific's KCOAT rolls through American Fork with 10,908 ft. Mt. Cascade in the background on June 16, 1996.
Eastbound SP train on UP trackage rights near Waverly