SP had its bad points but there's no denying they were scenic and interesting. These rebuilds were functional and unlike so many based on the same core, attractive.
Local coming from San Bernardino area.
This is one of two unrebuilt examples which were renumbered into the switcher series.
Your commonplace will become precious.
Downgraded to yard service but still looking great with the full light package this beauty is building trains in the massive new W. Colton Yard.
Less than six years old these hump units were still teamed with the ex-Alco slugs and showing the effects of age. They seemed to acquire "stripes" in the gray. Thirty years later they are still ... (more)
Great looking units but I never got to see them really pulling. Usually they left Colton westbound in the company of about 10 other geriatric misfits, all on line, in hopes 3 or 4 of them could m... (more)
OR SD-7E, if you prefer. They were nice, sounded good. The rebuilt was evidenced by the higher electrical compartment behind the cab. This one is fresh, a rare thing on the SP.
Coupled to a GP-20 this old-unrebuilt warhorse still has it all, ashcan light, steam generator and wagon wheel radio antenna.
A pair of Norfolk Southern GE's slowly ease their container train through some rearranged trackwork at Pepper Ave. in West Colton
I said I wouldn't post until all the SP is digitized, labelled, etc. (45 boxes). Then I ran across this gloriously SP unit. Wheel antenna, steam generator, ash can light, the whole nine yards! ... (more)
UP 9652 leads the Georgetown Dump Train westbound, passing GATX and under the shadow of old glory on top of Slover Mountain.
Union Pacific's West Colton freight yards. December 27th, 2008. Steve Crise Photo. © scrise.com
Exhaust belches from a UP SD70ACe on the point of a mixed freight in the departure yard at West Colton.
SP 6328 leads five units around the balloon track at the east end of West Colton yard.