An 86 car Roper to Grand Junction manifest struggles to make track speed approaching Riverton siding on May 13, 1993. The lead GP40M-2 experienced power problems just outside Roper Yard and the cr... (more)
A birds eye view of SP's Oakland to Denver Forwarder entering the Kyune Gooseneck on June 19, 1993.
SP 6392 leads a Geep somewhere in CA in this slide from my collection, no photographer listed, no location and only the Kodak date stamp on the slide to go by. I'm guessing the location as the bui... (more)
SP SDP45 3209 with F7B 8127 and 8109 passing Santa Clara with a 10-car Coast Daylight TR. 99 with mainly Sunset Limited cars going to San Francisco for cleaning. Kodachrome II
SP's Denver to Roseville Forwarder snakes down the Soldier Summit grade just outside the Red Narrows of Spanish Fork Canyon. Every time I witnessed this intermodal train it appeared to be a flagsh... (more)
An EMD/SP SD7R leads a Southern Pacific work train digging a trench for a new MCI fiber optic cable line in Price Canyon on May 21, 1993.
Old meets new as this SP steamer is joined by the Amtrak Sunset Limited, with P40 809 lead.
On June 19, 1993, a quartet of clean GP60s emerge from the Thistle Tunnels leading SP's Oakland to Denver Forwarder. Ten years earlier, much of this landscape was submerged beneath Thistle Lake wh... (more)
With a quartet of EMD GP60s for power, SP's high priority DVRVF rolls through Riverton with box cars of beer and piggyback trailers in tow.
This was a high priority train for its day along the SP. Los Angeles to Brooklyn Yard (Portland, OR) trailers....Just got the highball signal to proceed from the Glendale depot, seen here about to... (more)
An SP work train, assigned to install fiber optic cable along the Rio Grande, takes the weekend off parked along the Tintic Branch at Springville, Utah. This has to be one of the more unlikely pow... (more)
Eastbound manifest exiting the Sunset Route, crossing the ATSF mainline, as it continues to the West Colton classification yard
SP first generation power works the east end of the big yard at Roseville. The larger SD9s were nicknamed "Cadillacs" by fans and railroaders alike, but the smaller SD7Es were "Baby Cadillacs."
SP and Rio Grande EMDs await duty in the old D&RGW Transfer yard at 21st Street in Ogden.
SP's UTO8L retrieves four bad ordered coal hopper cars off the East Pass in Provo Yard. This unlikely pairing of EMDs worked together around Provo for a couple of weeks in April of '93.