Been there, done that, seen it all, and still rolling...
The Argonaut has just left the station at San Antonio and is headed for Houston. Its power is a GS-1 built by Baldwin in 1930. It has 73 inch drivers and is capable of delivering 75,910 lbs. of ... (more)
Heading downhill on the East side of Tehachapi Pass approaching Mojave, SP 7324 East heads up an interesting mix of power! Second engine out is lease engine VMV 6687 a SDP45 (ex Conrail, nee Erie ... (more)
Returning north via the Valley line following a movie making appearance in Southern California. Cooking along at track speed with a perfect economy haze from the stack. Somewhere north of Fresno. ... (more)
an eastbound SP manifest train negotiates the horseshoe curve below Bealville in the Tehachapi Mountains
a westbound SP stack train traversed the Dome Valley twenty five miles east of Yuma, AZ, with the Gila Mountains in the background
There is still pride on the Southern Pacific as shown after the crew cleaned the very dirt nose of the 9255, revealing the SP. The crew was waiting for a helper set to attach to the rear of the t... (more)
Although the symbol of luxury rail travel in their day, these two cars look small compared to today’s gleaming behemoths that Amtrak uses. The bigger dome car named Grand Dome is SP 3604 and was ... (more)
SSW 9155 west is on the Palmdale Cutoff as the Caboose 25411 on the UP LAX 3568 east is below at Blue Cut. The two trains have been racing each other up the hill from the Devore/Dike crossing. I p... (more)
eastbound SP stack train entering the Dome Valley twenty five miles east of Yuma, AZ
a quartet of new B40-8's wait clear of a crossing near Dominguez Jct with a stack train for clearance to enter SP's large intermodal facility adjacent Dolores yard in Carson, CA
a trio of SP GP38-2's led an eastbound "Import Hauler" at Dominguez Jct on it's way to the large SP Intermodal Container Transfer Facility aka ICTF in Carson, CA
With a new EMD GP60 on the point, Southern Pacific's CHSZT stack train glides west through Mud Cut in Mapleton.
Southern Pacific #3194, a red and silver EMD GP9, made her inagural run during Spring Steam Weekend 2013! Here, she runs solo through the crossing at Brightside Yard chasing after the excursion tr... (more)