Two Southern Pacific AC4400 locomotives crawl up Winter Park Hill. It is at this point the entire train is on the twisting 2% Winter Park Hill. If a train makes it past Kings Crossing it is likely... (more)
Two SD45 locomotives lead a westbound manifest down Tennessee Pass. Running trains down a grade this steep took great skill... The engineers that ran trains over Tennessee Pass, that have not ret... (more)
SP8255 heads west out of Minturn with 50 loads of Appalachian coking coal for Geneva Works in Utah. Norfolk Southern and Conrail visitors were common on these trains from the east.
Minturn, Colorado Yard afternoon in June 1996. A westbound SP manifest sits awaiting a Grand Junction crew to take her west. Looks like it was a lazy morning on Tennessee Pass as most of the Hel... (more)
Heading for the scrap yard are many old SP Alco units including 4005 painted for Chrome Crankshaft. Many different type of Alco units are in the consist leaving West Colton yard in 1985
A westbound Southern Pacific freight exits Tennessee Pass tunnel. It was common to set air in the tunnel then pull the train out of the portal onto the 3% grade. This set of air insured the brake... (more)
Union Pacific's MRODV meets a Wattis Plateau coal train at Utah Railway Junction on Oct. 10, 1998.
This is one of the few series of cars that saw some Southern Pacific new image paint applied. This car was seen in its fresh coat waiting for helpers to take it over Tennessee Pass.
SP 7677 west brings in a long cut of coal cars with the El Paso Tucson Manifest. The 7677 is passing underneath one of the classic cantilever signal towers that were prevelant along the Sunset Rou... (more)
Brand new and fresh out of the paint shop, SP 8489 west shows off the new speed lettering paint scheme adopted from the DRGW after their merger. This colorful manifest train also includes Rio Gran... (more)
SP 7561 merger units is among a large group of power at the SP Tucson diesel facility which includes some BN power in April 1990.
SP 6814 west is stopped at the siding of Dragoon waiting for an eastbound. This Pine Bluff- West Colton manifest includes some clean merger units.
SP 8567 leads a colorful consist with MP and and ex-Conrail units late in the afternoon out of Tucson in 1988.
SP 9748 east has plenty of power for this hot double stack going east in the late evening out of Tucson for Chicago.
SP 9720 east blast out of town with 3 Wisconsin Central SD45's and a UP SD40-2 with a hot stack train in 1997.