SPís Extra 6356 West descends the Cascades in northern California at Small, headed for Dunsmuir, on March 18, 1964. The F unit had already lost its nose herald.
SPís German K-M hydraulic 9002 basks in the sun at Sacramento, Calif. but donít be deceived in thinking the K-Mís had 4-wheel trucks. A low tie-rod or truck component creates a shadow that hides ... (more)
One of SP's GP's near the Bayshore round house. My first love was the Milwaukee but the SP ran a close second. The few times that I was out on the west coast back in the 70's always found me on th... (more)
One of SP's SDP's pokes hits head out next to the Bayshore turntable with blue signal protection. I remember riding behind one of these on the Coast Line as I was trying to get some food out of a ... (more)
SP commute pops out of the tunnel in South SF as it approaches Bayshore.
Southern Pacific 5472, an EMD SD9, rests in Brightside Yard at the Niles Canyon Railway.
Was this a forerunner of things to come, when the D&RGW acquired the Southern Pacific in 1988? Participating in the low-speed (and low gear) wheel lift tests at Sacramento in March 1964 were th... (more)
At one end of SPís test train at Sacramento Shops to monitor wheel lift were 3 Krauss-Maffei hydros and at the other end were two that had been acquired from dissatisfied customer D&RGW. The loc... (more)
SP was experiencing wheel lift of 90-ft. piggyback flat cars on curves in early 1964, so they placed cameras under one of them, coupled to fully-loaded ballast cars, to watch during tests at their... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific coal empty, led by a Southern Pacific GE AC4400CW, approaches Tunnel 17 east of Crescent, Colorado, on August 5, 2006. On the left, the middle part of the coal train is b... (more)
Southern Pacific boxcar No. 661112 could still be seen in California Northernís Napa Junction yard on March 13, 2006, complete with a peeling and rusting Car-Pac Loader logo on its side.
Southern Pacific 3100 rests silently in the night awaiting the morning when visitors come to Orange Empire Railway Museum's Day Out with Thomas event.
Approximately 1992 at Airline Junction, Kansas City, MO.
Two of SP's Daylight-painted diesels, SD45R 7399 and SD40E 7342, help the 4449 as it climbs to Bealville.