A Southern Pacific SD40T-2 is spotted just outside Union Pacific's North Yard shops in Salt Lake City. The 8370 was built new by EMD for the SP in April 1978.
Southern Pacific and the SD45 were somewhat synonymous in the late 1960s into the 1980s, as exemplified by SP SD45 8818, Cotton Belt SD45 8919 and SP SD45T-2 9189 climbing southern California's Ca... (more)
A Southern Pacific SD40T-2 takes a break having interchange delivered a perishables train to the UP at Riverdale Yard on June 30, 1986.
In May 1961 a westbound Southern Pacific (T&NO) train derailed on the Colorado River bridge between Winchester and West Point, Texas, on T&NO's DALSA main line between Hearne and Flatonia, Texas.... (more)
An eastbound Southern Pacific manifest freight climbs the steep three percent grade of Tennessee Pass approaching Pando, Colorado, on August 2, 1996. Not only does the train have to fight gravity,... (more)
Southern Pacific SDP45 3204 finds itself in Utah at Union Pacific's North Yard shops in Salt Lake City. The boiler equipped passenger/commuter hauler was built for the SP by EMD in May 1967. By th... (more)
A loaded Union Pacific coal train approaches the west switch at Rocky, Colorado, on April 13, 2002. Leading the train is Southern Pacific GE AC4400CW No. 340, while a middle DPU can be seen in the... (more)
A classic SP bay window caboose trails Rio Grande's 101 train departing Roper Yard for Ogden on Sept. 23, 1985. Cabooses would soon disappear from D&RGW through trains.
Late in the evening on the Palmdale Cutoff just West of the West switch at Canyon, four engines struggle up the grade on this Westbound manifest. SP 7312, D&RGW 3116, SSW/Cotton Belt 9294 and D&RG... (more)
A rebuilt and repainted Southern Pacific SD40R rests at Union Pacific's North Yard in Salt Lake City. The unit was built the SP 8412 by EMD in Jan. 1966.
D&RGW Roper Diesel Shop hostlers forward a pack of serviced SP EMDs to an awaiting westbound train on May 28, 1986. No lime green safety vests in the 1980s.
SP 6051 sits on display during National Train Day 2013 at the California State Railroad Museum
A quartet of Southern Pacific SD40T-2s head for the SP shops having delivered an eastbound perishables train to the UP at Riverdale Yard on June 30, 1986.
A quartet of Southern Pacific EMDs pull Rio Grande train No. 100 across 17th South street, approaching Roper Yard and a crew change. Train 100 began as Southern Pacific piggyback train OACHT in Oa... (more)