A Southern Pacific covered hopper awaits departure from North Yard in Salt Lake City for Ogden on July 30, 2016.
"Bran-New" Southern Pacific 210 marches up Tennessee Pass below Pando. This section of grade between Red Cliff and Pando has tight 12 degree curves making it, like the rest of Tennessee Pass, a t... (more)
Turning the TablesSouthern Pacific SD40E 7342 is turned on the turntable in San Luis Obispo, California, in preparation for the next day's service as a helper on the steam-powered <... (more)
Lots of Flared-RadiatorsCreeping to a stop in San Luis Obispo is an eastbound Southern Pacific freight, heading down California's coast from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. On the poi... (more)
Honorary AlcoSouthern Pacific SD9E 4435 and GP20E 4102 round the balloon track at the east end of the railroad's West Colton Yard in order to head west with a Hauler. Even though e... (more)
Southern Pacific Railroad's corporate headquarters was located at 1 Market Street in San Francisco, California. But for the average San Franciscan, they only knew the SP at Third and Townsend, wh... (more)
SP 8597 east shows a thick coat of cinder block grime as it blasts out of Tennessee Pass Tunnel. The SD45T-2 behind the leader still has a shiny new coat....
How I Spent My Third Wedding Anniversary (Thanks, Honey!)After assisting the World's Fair Daylight (N... (more)
A pair of brand new GE AC4400CWs pull a 126 car Roper to Denver manifest freight approaching Gilluly, moving along at about 15 mph with no helper engine on July 24, 1995.
A trio of GP40-2s have spent the day loading ballast on the Leadville Branch. The short heavy train is departing after a short stop for a meet. The train likely has retainers set, a skill that is... (more)
SP 250 sits awaiting the next push at Minturn, Colorado. AC locomotives forever changed mountain railroading. The AC motors allowed for greater tractive effort, with no over heating.
3 New Southern Pacific AC4400 sand the rail climbing thru the twisting Mitchell Curves. The train will soon conquer Tennessee Pass.
Three Southern Pacific GP40-2 pull empty ballast train into Minturn for a crew change. Ballast trains for the pit at used 4 axle locomotives for the light and twisting trackage.
Southern Pacific train 3 the "Golden State" with in the lead Alco PA-1 6068, EMD E7B 5916, and E9A 6048 at Cuervo, New Mexico February 12, 1964.
The classy Southern Pacific sign on the Davis, California, Amtrak station gives accurate milage to San Francisco and Ogden, as well as elevation in fractions of a foot!