A steam engine needing some paint at a small museum along the Oregon Coast highway. A short, but nice stop along the way.
On a crystal clear smog less Southern California day SP experimentally painted SD45 7399 rolls under the classic signal bridge approaching Mojave after surmounting the Tehachapi Mountains.
A rather large Espee stained glass emblem keeps watch over Espee Cab Forward, 4294.
On a miserable fall day, Dick Samuels' 70-tonner makes the diagonal crossing of SE Bell and SE Johnson Creek Blvd. The old Portland Traction Company line was abandoned, with salvage operations und... (more)
One of the hottest trains on the Valley Line, the LABRF, crosses a swollen Dry Creek at a place called "Forest Lake, just south of Galt, CA. The train is headed for Brooklyn Yard in Portland,... (more)
Going to the First CSRM Sacramento Railfair. A Roger Puta Photograph
By 1988 Southern Pacific's experimental paint scheme on 7342 is looking pretty rough. Even with the ware and tare on the paint and covered in grime. It's still a real treat to see this special loc... (more)
Every one of the nine EMDs on this eastbound SP coal drag--including the four here on the rear--are screaming in notch 8 to lift 10,000 tons up the steep grade at the east end of Cliff. The coal i... (more)
On a hazy afternoon, as seen from the east end of Bealville, an SP eastbound climbs the torturous grade between tunnel 3 and Cliff. The cut the train is entering used to be tunnel 6. The manifest ... (more)
SP 8004 leads a freight past the Lawrence, KS depot in June of 1989.
Near sunset on a beautiful summer evening, an SP Baldwin S12 switches cars.
An eastbound SP vehicle train literally skirts the edge of the American River Canyon as it climbs the steep grade between Towle and Emigrant Gap.
SP Alco RS32 No. 4008 switches Sharpe Army Depot in Lathrop, CA. The sun's about to go down, and 4008 keeps working so as to clear the main for an approaching eastbound.
Early on a beautiful January morning in the City, SP FM No. 2355 switches bilevels for the leisurely weekend commute schedule.
Light power races westward across the Tehachapi Valley as an eastbound manifest fades into the distance.