You might think that SP might win the Grime Award but make sure you check out the Clinchfield.
Portrait of a failed experiment. Running with borrowed BN Locotrol equipped SD-40-2s and SP mid train units controlled through a BN Locotrol receiver car trains were something to see for a few we... (more)
Westbound train with a great typical SP paint job.
A westbound helper set is scurrying into the siding and the mountains with their snowy mantles idly gaze down. I think these may be Mts. Keller & San Antonio.
This may meet the "Special Scheme" category. I was wondering if anyone knows which posting meets the most categories. How about a contest?
They really were clean once and there once were fields here. "They took paradise and put up a parking lot". California.
A westbound is dragging up the to the summit past the late lamented ATSF tunnel. I believe that's snow-capped Mt. San Antonio in the background condescending on the feeble efforts of mortal man.
On what may have been my last trip to CA I caught this "down train" beaten and battered but still magnificent doing its job.
A westbound passes under itself and emerges from the west end of the tunnel and it's all SP!
One of those delightfully mixed up consists shepherded by a usually reliable unit is preparing to depart for LA. Most of them were on a short leash.
SP 6814 leads the "Tank Train" through Cable Siding. The good paint on the Tunnel Motor is a rare treat. I didn't even have to pay the kids to wave!
A former SP Tunnel Motor leads eastbound manifest Chicago-Ft. Wayne (CHFW) through Valpo on the old Pennsy.
Nice collection of semi-junk lugging another train westbound over the Palmdale cutoff. As I recall this was a one unit helper train.
Classic SP and the whole train in the shot. This great assortment of semi-junk is lugging a westbound over the Palmdale Cutoff. No the sun doesn't always shine in California.