After the WP's portion of the California Zerphyr was abandoned, the trains locomotives entered freight service. Some also lost their numbers as seen with 916D. As a Zephyr unit, it was 804D. The l... (more)
I don't know how long she had been sitting there, but WP #334 still looked pretty good when I took this photo in June of 1964. The big 2-8-2 would later be moved to the Western Railway Museum at R... (more)
Tidewater Southern RS1 #746 is spending a quiet Sunday in the Stockton yards of parent railroad Western Pacific. It still wears Union Pacific yellow from its days on both the UP and Spokane Intern... (more)
WP freight slows as it passes Sacramento Northern 654 in the Marysville yards. The trackage around Marysville and Yuba City was the last vestige of SN's extensive network still under wire,
Shortly after the UP/WP merger, a WP GP40 light engine move rolls through Denver Union Station.
It had been over a year since WP's portion of the California Zephyr had stopped running and now WP 805D and several other Zephyr units were now working freight trains. Turning North toward Stockto... (more)
Still earning their keep on the Western Pacific's portion of the California Zephyr, 803A and two F3B units are Eastbound just East of the townsite of Altamont. The track below is the now removed S... (more)
The last WP California Zephyr is making its stop at Portola where an F3B and 3 coaches (which had come up on the last Eastbound the day before) are added to the consist for the last trip into Oakl... (more)
Pulling away from the Fremont Depot and ready to enter Niles Canyon on its way East.
On March 22, 1970, Western Pacific's California Zephyr stopped at Oroville, CA for the last time. While the engines were watered, both passengers (I was one) and onlookers got one last look at the... (more)
Racing alongside Stanley Blvd. just outside of Livermore with a steam generator car directly behind the locomotives. The now abandoned SP line thru Niles Canyon to the West and Altamont to the Eas... (more)
The Rio Grande units have been removed and Western Pacific locomotives are being placed on the head end of the last Westbound California Zephyr to depart Salt Lake City for Oakland.
Members of the Feather River Rail Society troubleshoot start-up problems with the 2001 in the early morning hours of New Years eve.
Emerging from the Eastern end of Niles Canyon, WP 2001 is taking the curve into the town of Sunol. This locomotive has been preserved at the WP museum in Portola, CA.