A Southern Pacific SD40T-2 poses in the afternoon sun at Scofield on the Pleasant Valley Subdivision. The 8376 was built by EMD for the St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) in Jan. 1978.
Dynamic brakes howl as the Denver to Roseville Forwarder descends the 2% grade at Gilluly on July 10, 1993. A second train is moving upgrade while entering scenic Davidson Canyon. Gotta love Soldi... (more)
Quite possibly the coolest dirty Dirt Train the SP ever ran glides east through Bluffdale on its long journey to ECDC in Utah's Green River Desert.
A pair of Dash 8 series GE units lead SP's Dirt Train local out of Helper Yard on July 10, 1993. The use of four axle GE power out of Helper, Utah was short lived, as was the haulage of trash via ... (more)
Southern Pacific's Sunnyvale Local with RS-32 4004 and C-50-4 caboose 1899 switching the Libby's cannery in Sunnyvale on August 3, 1973. The cannery closed in 1985 and the siding and yard tracks a... (more)
A Southern Pacific Railroad GP60 awaits a departure from Riverton siding on July 6, 1993. The 3800 HP EMD was built new for the SP in April 1991. The 9721 continues to operate on the Union Pacific... (more)
SP's RVNSQ ascends 0.5% Roy Hill on UP's Salt Lake Subdivision. July 5, 1993
SP 107 flies past 150th street in Roberts with UP 5901, UP 1772, SP 144 and MADMCS in tow.
SP F7 6432 at the San Jose, CA fuel rack on July 20, 1971. By the time its 21-year career ended on November 15, 1972, not only had the 6432 become the last cab unit still in black widow paint, but... (more)
An SP work train digs a trench for an MCI fiber optic cable line in Price Canyon on May 21, 1993.
A string of stored power at SP's Taylor yard in Los Angeles.
A typical mix of local SP power mingled at SP then new West Colton, CA, engine facility.
Unpatched Espees and even an SD40N on a sand train? Yep, SP 107, UP 5901, UP 1772 and SP 144 lead MADMCS west, just east of Roberts. I've seen the two SP's quite a bit on sand trains but never hav... (more)
SP's Denver to Roseville Forwarder glides down the 2% through Gilluly on June 19, 1993. Three levels of track can be viewed from this perspective near US Hwy. 6.
SP's Roseville to Alton & Southern manifest glides east through the Salt Lake Valley with a colorful mix of power, including a rare Santa Fe B36-7.