Dead Line - Three former Southern Pacific, later North Coast Railway GP-9's sit on the former house track of the yard in downtown Eureka.
A westbound manifest picks up momentum as it rolls toward Bealville's west switch. In the distance is the lead power for today's BKDOU, which the manifest just met here. The Oil Cans are exiting t... (more)
Looking pretty good for a 20 year old paint job, an unpatched Southern Pacific loco has permission to bring "twenty-two Nacho" into Atlanta.
Southern Pacific SD45R 7477 (ex-SP SD45 8982) leads three Tunnel Motors as it leads a westbound fruit block out of Ripon, in California's verdant Central Valley. The date is June 27th, 1986, and ... (more)
The day was overcast as we traveled east on Route 66 on our way home from California. You can imagine how excited I was when an AC-9 caught and passed us while I watched through the right rear wi... (more)
The Tehachapi Mountains are normally brown in the summer months but a recent wild fire has made it ever browner as nearly new SP 8502 leads an eastbound climbing towards Bealville at the old east ... (more)
An extra SP Taylor yard to Dolores yard "Dolores Hauler" comes down off the Firestone Blvd overpass into Watts on SP's exPacific Electric Wilmington Branch
Southern Pacific assigned two brand new AC4400CWs to power a 126 car RODVM on July 24, 1995. It was a test to see if the power could climb the steep grades from Castilla to Soldier Summit without ... (more)
Southern Pacific's Utah Statehood Centennial train winds its way through Price Canyon on January 3, 1996.
On June 27th, 1986, the Southern Pacific's westbound Tracy Roadswitcher approaches the Hammett Road overpass north of the small town of Salida, in California's Central Valley. This train worked f... (more)
They may not be the sounds of EMD's 645 prime-mover that was once a common sound in these parts. However, the sounds of GE's working up a 2% grade that echos throughout the valley is still an awes... (more)
One of SP's many "haulers" out of Los Angeles Taylor yard to various points, the Torrance hauler was approaching the end of it's haul into Torrance on the outskirts of Gardena on the ori... (more)
An SP Dolores to Taylor yard "hauler" was using the original SP line to the ports along Alameda Street heading west near Dominquez Junction.
SP 4449 leads the American Freedom Train east through Alhambra, CA.
SP's fleet of C415 were based in Southern California and worked mainly out of Los Angeles and Industry yards. Here six of the ten were on the tie up track at Industry yard.