It appears one of the locomotives in the 1st swing help has developed teething problems on the 3% above Pando. Two crew members have the doors open trouble shooting a problem on the second motor. ... (more)
SP8672 MK rebuild SD45 and a string of other 2nd generation motors lift a train into Pando. The grade here eases to 1% (flat by Tennessee Pass standards) and the train will pick up considerable sp... (more)
Union Pacific's Roper to Roseville manifest skirts the south shore of the Great Salt Lake on the former Western Pacific Railroad. SP SD40M-2 No. 8698 was built Chicago & North Western SD45 No. 908... (more)
Three new AC4400 locomotives thunder out of Belden canyon towards Red Cliff. The grade here is 2.3-2.4%. By the time the rear of train passes, the head-end will be fighting a 3% grade and 12 degr... (more)
First light as three new AC4400s lead a coal train on the approach to Tennessee pass Tunnel. The AC4400s were delivered to the Southern Pacific from 1995-1996. By mid 1995 most coal trains on the ... (more)
In another view of SP9197 east, a couple of Whitewater Building Materials Corp. of Grand Junction, Colorado hoppers are in the foreground of this picture. The cars are notable in that Trainworx r... (more)
SD45T-2 SP9197 leads 2 more tunnel motors and a GP40-2 thru the Mitchell Curves. The new coat of paint on the leader is already covered in a layer of tunnel grime. The big 20 cylinder SP9197 was... (more)
Sitting at EMD's factory in La Grange, Illinois, is Southern Pacific GP9 5643. Southern Pacific assigned class DF-607 to this order of 104 diesels (SP 5643 was the eighteenth unit of the order). ... (more)
A Southern Pacific covered hopper awaits departure from North Yard in Salt Lake City for Ogden on July 30, 2016.
"Bran-New" Southern Pacific 210 marches up Tennessee Pass below Pando. This section of grade between Red Cliff and Pando has tight 12 degree curves making it, like the rest of Tennessee Pass, a t... (more)
Turning the TablesSouthern Pacific SD40E 7342 is turned on the turntable in San Luis Obispo, California, in preparation for the next day's service as a helper on the steam-powered <... (more)
Lots of Flared-RadiatorsCreeping to a stop in San Luis Obispo is an eastbound Southern Pacific freight, heading down California's coast from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. On the poi... (more)
Honorary AlcoSouthern Pacific SD9E 4435 and GP20E 4102 round the balloon track at the east end of the railroad's West Colton Yard in order to head west with a Hauler. Even though e... (more)
Southern Pacific Railroad's corporate headquarters was located at 1 Market Street in San Francisco, California. But for the average San Franciscan, they only knew the SP at Third and Townsend, wh... (more)
SP 8597 east shows a thick coat of cinder block grime as it blasts out of Tennessee Pass Tunnel. The SD45T-2 behind the leader still has a shiny new coat....