At 6:30 a.m., two SP tunnel motors lead a westbound UP freight off the summit at Estrella. In the distance loom the rugged Maricopa Mountains.
The 1518 was the first "SD" unit produced by EMD. Built in 1951 and after many years of service on the Southern Pacific the 1518 now resides at the Illinois Railway Museum and operates ... (more)
The Niles Canyon railroad yard.
One of a quartet of SD35's assigned to hauler service rest between runs at SP Dolores yard
An eastbound SP freight in the siding at Cabazon led by a borrowed RCE equipped BN SD40-2 for testing by SP is being overtaken by a higher priority intermodal train.
SP Costa Mesa Local heading down the street in Anaheim
SP U28Cs and other power idle on the ready track in West Colton Yard.
Looking down the throat of Newcastle Tunnel, we see SP 9319 West coming down the original alignment toward the portal at the other end.
Very late in the day, a U33C with an L-shaped windshield leads a heavy manifest up the steep grade toward the Loop.
The conductor on the lead SP helper checks his consist to ensure everything is ok. The helper was added to help Amtrak's returning Fun Train to make it over Donner.
UP exSP 352 leads a southbound loaded coal train climbing out of Tomah on exSanta Fe now BNSF track
Wooden Car - [Summer Solstice 2015 +7 Series] - A former wooden Southern Pacific car that was used by the SD&AE as a dormitory when building the Desert Line sits on blocks at the station in... (more)
SP AC44 No. 275 leads eastbound UP grain empties out of Tucson with the Catalinas sporting a dusting of snow.
As seen from the Tejon Ranch, the rugged Tehachapi Mountains dwarf a westbound SP cement train.
Two SD45s lead a westbound SP manifest through the curves at Beaville, just east of the Allard Horseshoe.