A helper set, led by SP 8822, has cut out of an eastbound train at the summit switch at Tehachapi. As soon as the eastbound clears, the helper set will head back down the pass to Bena, and wait th... (more)
A pair of SP 628's were doing what ALCO's do throttling up taking a cut of cars out of SP's old Colton yard to the new West Colton yard.
Westbound suger beet train from Imperial Valley meets eastbound empty beet train headed for Imperial Valley at old Main Line tower near the middle of SP's large Taylor yard. Today the yard is comp... (more)
A fine quartet of standard cab EMDs pull Southern Pacific's RVKCM through the center siding at Gilluly on Aug. 24, 1996.
Southern Pacific AC4400CWs No. 248 and 128 lead a 105 car MNGVC through the Gilluly horseshoe the morning of Aug. 24, 1996. Two additional AC4400CWs are cut in mid train as distributed power units... (more)
An EMD SD45T-2 leads Southern Pacific's Kansas City to Oakland Forwarder through Riverton the evening of Aug. 23, 1996.
On the return leg of it's cross-country visit to Minnesota, the SP 4449 thunders upgrade through the reverse curves on the approach to the summit of Providence Hill in Eastern Washington, as the c... (more)
SP 7345 East is slowing down in preparation to have the helper set, led by SP 9019, cut in to their train and assist them up the hill to the summit on Banning Pass.
The "Train of Lights" Excursion has returned to Niles Canyon in time for the holidays! Here, the Southern Pacific 5472 sits at Sunol Depot waiting for passengers to board the train that ... (more)
Parked on a forlorn siding in rural Sanderson, TX sits a fine example of a former Southern Pacific fire car. Originally built in December 1942, it has had a long life and sits idle in southwest T... (more)
Rain surrounds Southern Pacific SD9 #4572 as she rests at the Niles Canyon Railway's Sunol Depot during the 2014 Train of Lights operations.
There is no fire…. yet! What are they doing? Southern Pacific ran a vegetation control spray train on its Cascade Subdivision to apply a herbicide to prevent growth of burdensome Bracken fe... (more)
An eastbound SP train has just finished it's descent from Tehachapi pass at Mojave