Former Southern Pacific Railroad, Baldwin class of 1921 heavy Pacific. One of two Espee Pacifics restored post-steam era. She is on loan to CSRM by the Pacific Locomotive Association, last operate... (more)
Eastbound SP train climbing Tehachapi's through Woodford
Westbound coal train on UP Muncie station West Kansas City
After a nocturnal climb up the steep western grade of Tennessee Pass, an eastbound Southern Pacific freight passes Crystal Lakes east (south) of Malta, Colorado, as dawn sunlight hits Mount Massiv... (more)
Down from Tunnel #1 on the Moffat Tunnel Sub is the crossing called Blue Mountain Road. This spot one could stack the mid-train power over top the head end power on most coal trains. This was a ne... (more)
An extra West Stayton Local passes a Christmas tree farm in Oregon's Willamette Valley. A mechanical refrigerator car is being taken a packing plant in Stayton to spot on speculation of getting a ... (more)
A westbound Modoc Line train passes the distant signal protecting the diamond with BN. These were the only signals on the Modoc between Klamath Falls and Wendel.
With a smoking SD45T-2 in the lead, an SP stack train bursts out of tunnel #5 in the Tehachapi mountains.
The UP had a coal branch that ran south of Grand Junction, CO, out to Hawksnet, CO. The branch was 91 miles long and was built in 1902. The DRGW/SP/UP used it as a coal branch out to a few mines l... (more)
This era didn't last long enough. Once the UP got the SP and CNW, things got mixed up. Here a northbound Spineline train passes thru Bradford. The train is working between Nevada, IA, and Mason Ci... (more)
Once upon a time, trains on the Modoc Line added helpers at Ravendale. By 1988, the water tank standing along the tracks was the only remaining structure from those days.
Rolling along in the shadow of Mt. Shasta, an eastbound Siskiyou Line train crosses the Shasta Valley, heading for Medford.
A Union Pacific coal empty climbs through a snowy Clay, Colorado, on February 10, 2001. Powering the westbound train is a Southern Pacific GE AC4400CW and two UP EMD SD9043MACs.
A westbound Southern Pacific freight works up Tennessee Pass at scenic Keeldar, Colorado, on the afternoon of September 5, 1995. Two brand-new SP GE AC4400CWs—Nos. 340 and 345—power the train on t... (more)
A westbound train begins its ascent up Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cutoff with a pair of SD70Ms leading a tunnel motor.