Was this a forerunner of things to come, when the D&RGW acquired the Southern Pacific in 1988? Participating in the low-speed (and low gear) wheel lift tests at Sacramento in March 1964 were th... (more)
At one end of SP’s test train at Sacramento Shops to monitor wheel lift were 3 Krauss-Maffei hydros and at the other end were two that had been acquired from dissatisfied customer D&RGW. The loc... (more)
SP was experiencing wheel lift of 90-ft. piggyback flat cars on curves in early 1964, so they placed cameras under one of them, coupled to fully-loaded ballast cars, to watch during tests at their... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific coal empty, led by a Southern Pacific GE AC4400CW, approaches Tunnel 17 east of Crescent, Colorado, on August 5, 2006. On the left, the middle part of the coal train is b... (more)
Southern Pacific boxcar No. 661112 could still be seen in California Northern’s Napa Junction yard on March 13, 2006, complete with a peeling and rusting Car-Pac Loader logo on its side.
Southern Pacific 3100 rests silently in the night awaiting the morning when visitors come to Orange Empire Railway Museum's Day Out with Thomas event.
Approximately 1992 at Airline Junction, Kansas City, MO.
Two of SP's Daylight-painted diesels, SD45R 7399 and SD40E 7342, help the 4449 as it climbs to Bealville.
The World's Fair Daylight Has begin the attack of the Tehachapi's as it climbs between Caliente and Bealville. Lending an assist for the upgrade struggle are two of SP's Daylight-painted diesels, ... (more)
Santa Fe’s Train 2 San Francisco Chief now has a green signal to proceed at Woodford, Calif. after a 2-unit set of SP helpers got in the clear, headed back to Bakersfield. Soon the Chief will be... (more)
Southern Pacific AC4400CWs 194 and 215 pull a 75 car Roper to Chicago manifest through the upper Gilluly horseshoe curve on Aug. 31, 1996. A manned helper with two Rio Grande SD40T-2s (visible in ... (more)
Shortly after daybreak on March 20, 1972, Southern Pacific's "South Local" is spotted at Sierra Vista, AZ while the crew purchases goodies from the adjacent Dunkin' Donut shop (just off ... (more)
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Southern Pacific 2472, a Baldwin 4-6-2, leads the Niles Canyon Railway's Spring Steam Special through the Canyon at Brightside.