Southern Pacific's Chicago to Roper manifest freight climbs through the Green River Desert approaching Thompson on Sept. 28, 1996.
A pair of SP Baldwin S12s idles at the roundhouse as they await their next assignments.
An eastbound San Joaquin makes a scheduled stop at Merced on Santa Fe's Valley Line.
The Freedom train special reaches its destination at Oaks Park in SE Portland.
View of the engineer's controls and gauges in SP SD7 No. 1521.
At sunset, two UP westbounds prepare to depart Tucson Yard. The Tucson yardmaster will let their crews know when they can proceed to the mainline.
SP's fleet of FM Trainmasters, their go-to locomotives for the Peninsula commute, are parked at San Jose for the weekend. Come Monday morning, they'll be back hard at work between here and San Fra... (more)
Mechanics Cash and Ross prepare to install a new power assembly into the prime mover of an SD40M-2. This particular locomotive was built by M-K using an SD45 shell.
A westbound SP manifest rounds the curve just west of Ilmon after crossing Caliente Creek.
An eastbound SP manifest cuts in a mid-train helper at Bena. In a moment the man on the ground will raise his hands to indicate to the engineer that he's approaching a "hook."
An eastbound manifest makes its way through Elkhorn Slough under a sunny, cloud-filled sky.
On a hazy September afternoon, a hot eastbound pig train trundles through the SP-Santa Fe diamonds as it heads for Portland, OR.
Southern Pacific/Texas & New Orleans Railroad F9(A) 610 with F9(B) 722 and F9(A) 723 all upgraded from F3 A and B units. The T&NO Houston shop rebuilt 35 A and 20 B units in 1959-1960.
Mechanics work on SDP45 No. 3200, which sits among FM Trainmasters and switchers. Bayshore is the maintenance and repair hub for FMs on the SP.
SP 335 rolls past what is left of a record 14+ inches of snow in North Texas back in Feb 2010.