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
SP 5472 sits at Sunol as passengers board the Train of Lights
SP 5472 leads the Niles Canyon Train of Lights through Brightside heading to Sunol
Southern Pacific "Daylight" 4-8-4 No. 4449 is on the last leg of its journey from Portland, Ore., to attend Railfair '91 in Sacramento, Calif., as it passes Elvas Tower. The tower would ... (more)
Southern Pacific's Roseville to Kansas City manifest zigs and zags through Spanish Fork Canyon the morning of Aug. 11, 1996. A trio of Rio Grande tunnel motors are shoving on the rear of this heav... (more)
SP 8825 south was pausing at the Roseburg depot to change crews in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day 1977. Another train crew will be eating dinner away from home.
Nearly a month prior to the big UP-SP merger, evidence of the new landlord have arrived at Southern Pacific's former Rio Grande Roper Yard in South Salt Lake, Aug. 13, 1996.
"Shouldn't Paint So Fast." That's what many wags called the ill-fated merger between Southern Pacific and Santa Fe. Initiated in 1983 as a holding company, the ICC eventually denied an a... (more)