SP 5472 leads the Niles Canyon Train of Lights through Brightside heading to Sunol
Southern Pacific "Daylight" 4-8-4 No. 4449 is on the last leg of its journey from Portland, Ore., to attend Railfair '91 in Sacramento, Calif., as it passes Elvas Tower. The tower would ... (more)
Southern Pacific's Roseville to Kansas City manifest zigs and zags through Spanish Fork Canyon the morning of Aug. 11, 1996. A trio of Rio Grande tunnel motors are shoving on the rear of this heav... (more)
SP 8825 south was pausing at the Roseburg depot to change crews in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day 1977. Another train crew will be eating dinner away from home.
Nearly a month prior to the big UP-SP merger, evidence of the new landlord have arrived at Southern Pacific's former Rio Grande Roper Yard in South Salt Lake, Aug. 13, 1996.
"Shouldn't Paint So Fast." That's what many wags called the ill-fated merger between Southern Pacific and Santa Fe. Initiated in 1983 as a holding company, the ICC eventually denied an a... (more)
Looking a little worse for wear in faded 'Kodachrome' paint, SP SD45R No. 7558 leads a Chicago to Roper manifest through Riverton on August 12, 1996.
After a 28 mile descent from Soldier Summit, SP's Minntac to Geneva iron ore train throttles up for a short section of level track approaching the Thistle Tunnels on August 11, 1996.
An SP Roseville to Kansas City Manifest emerges from the Thistle Tunnels with 87 cars and three SD40T-2s shoving on the rear. The Southern Pacific Railroad had a month of independence remaining un... (more)
By the summer of 1996, it was GREAT to catch a quartet of old EMD tunnel motors leading a freight along the former Rio Grande mainline. The GE AC4400CW revolution had taken over most of the mainli... (more)
On a crystal clear Utah County morning, Southern Pacific's Geneva, Utah to Terror Creek, Colorado coal empty rolls east through Springville on Feb. 20, 1995. It appears 11,752 ft. Mount Timpanogos... (more)
SP FM H-12-44 1487 leads the 1PM train to Niles just west of Brightside
A trio of new GE AC4400CWs lead the TASNC east through Spanish Fork Canyon with 77 coal empties to load at the Skyline mine on July 15, 1995.
Southern Pacific's EUCHQ cruises east through Murray Sampler while Salt Lake City Southern GP38 No. 5556 awaits a call in the old Union Pacific Pallas Yard on July 25, 1996.
A colorful mix of EMDs lead a Roseville to Roper Forwarder into Roper Yard on July 24, 1996. The four unit set has 13 loads of piggyback trailers on the draw bar.