One of the few unpatched SP AC4400CWs lead this Texas bound coal load over BNSF trackage rights and through the small town of Navarre where the railroad tracks split a grain elevator complex.
I rode Southern Pacific's CASCADE to Portland . It is stopped at Eugene, OR.
SP HOLAM Extra 7642 west is about to crest the summit at Mescal Arizona. The train passes by the iconic coaling tower that stood at this location until 1998. The P&L Ex-MP 3036 adds to the consist... (more)
Southern Pacific 7319 east is roaring uphill in run 8 as it meets 7933 near the El Casco Lakes in San Timoteo Canyon. In the distance is the snow covered Mt. San Jacinto.
SP274 climbs the 3% at Mitchell in a driving rain storm.
A pair of new GE AC4400CWs lead Southern Pacific's Roseville to Kansas City manifest on the former D&RGW at Riverton, Utah. This RVKCM had 102 cars, was 6632 feet in length, and was moving along a... (more)
A powerful severe thunderstorm is about to hit the SP Tucson Yard engine facilty. This time exposure captures 6 bolts. The bolt on the left hits less than a quarter mile away. I release the shutte... (more)
SP 8524 has just departed the East switch at Wooford, crossed Tehachapi Creek and his heading for Tehachapi Loop with the Eastbound "Oil Cans".
Featuring a mix of Santa Fe and Southern Pacific engines, the Eastbound "Oil Cans" crosses over itself as it traverses the famous "Tehachapi Loop".
SP296 passes thru Pando, Colorado. Winters are long at these elevations....
SP125 battles Tennessee Pass on a stormy August afternoon 1996.
SP274 approaches the 3% at it roars up the Eagle River Canyon .
SP141 sucks in as much oxygen as it can find at this high altitude near Tennessee Pass. RUN 8 and flanges squealing this train will make the climb.
You can tell by the rusty coupler that the SP 350 is brand new! A fine three pack of GE AC4400CWs lead the second section of a Geneva Steel to Coop coal empty east through Spanish Fork Canyon whil... (more)