An SP eastbound roars into the cut below the Loop.
Southern Pacific's Kansas City to Oakland Forwarder meets the UTO8L local at University Avenue in Provo on Sept. 8, 1996. The merger with the mighty Union Pacific was only three days out.
Snow-fighter SD9E No. 4349 waits for a light from the dispatcher to proceed down the bypass. The icicle breaker SD9 will then enter the engine facility.
SP 358, a superior workhorse for the terrain, leads a coal train along the Arkansas River at Granite, CO on the now forlorn Tennessee Pass Subdivision, not long before the line succumbed to a fate... (more)
The SP years were the heyday for the Tennessee Pass route but things are about to reach an abrupt end in just a few months. Meanwhile the passing sidings are kept polished by meets such as is tran... (more)
During some early autumn colors, an eastbound Southern Pacific coal train climbs the steep west slope of Colorado’s Tennessee Pass out of Minturn at a location once known as Rex on September 8, 19... (more)
SP GP9 No. 3000 shows off her freshly painted nose as she idles next to the coach yard.
At sunset, a rainbow of power climbs the 1.0 percent at Shawmut with an eastbound UP stack train. In the background are the rugged and snake-filled Maricopa Mountains.
SP 8549 meets Oakway 9000 in the KC Bottoms in March of 1995.
Just as the sun rises in the northeast, the head end of SP 9182 East comes out of the Alllard Horseshoe, while its rear helper is still in the middle of the big curve. Below is the beautiful pastu... (more)
A light helper rolls downhill through Weimar after helping an eastbound up the Hill. The lead unit is an ex-Rio Grande tunnel motor.
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.