Southern Pacific AC4400 #164 claws at the 3% grade and rounds Kindig's Curve. The big GE is less than 1 year old and still has a very shiny "Rudolf" nose. A storm front is approaching f... (more)
Only Two Units? How Very Un-SP-Like!A Southern Pacific westbound train arrives at the railroad's West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, on January 5, 1980. SP SD40T-2 8529 a... (more)
A Lot of Horsepower for a Transfer RunA quartet of six-axle Alco diesels (C628s and C630s) heads east out of the Southern Pacific's West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, on a... (more)
Classic Espee PowerWorking Southern Pacific's West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, is SP SD7E 1512. The engine originated as SP SD7 5315 (built in July 1953), and assigned ... (more)
Dirty Old Town ... er ... DieselBecause of the large number of tunnels (and snowsheds) found on the Southern Pacific, the railroad and EMD designed the SD45T-2 (and later the SD40T-... (more)
Cotton Belt IncognitoSouthern Pacific SD45T-2 9392, SP SD45 7477 and a Cotton Belt GP60 lead a westbound manifest through Union Pacific's Puente Junction in the City of Industry, Ca... (more)
Union Pacific's MDVRO manifest freight crosses Willow Creek just west of Riverton on Sept. 21, 1999. The 65 car train is lead by MPI rebuilt SD40M-2 No. 8641, built new by EMD as Chesapeake & Ohio... (more)
A Sled Where It Never SnowsAmong the engine sets handling switching duties at the Southern Pacific's large West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, on March 2, 1975, are SP C-63... (more)
Three years after the UP-SP merger it was possible (although uncommon) to catch an all SP power consist. SP 8365 and SP 8626 drag a Roper to Provo turn through the Salt Lake Valley with 70 cars fo... (more)
SP merger unit 7556 leads a colorful consist including Rio Grande SD45 5339 on an eastbound ready to leave Tucson in 1998.
The Minturn helpers are still on the point of the Oakland Kansas City Autos about to duck under Hwy 24 near Malta
An eastbound train was climbing through San Timetao Canyon near Redlands
A brand new GE AC4400CW is serviced at SP's Roper Yard in South Salt Lake on Sept. 9, 1995.
A Winding CableA train loaded with lumber products winds its way through Cable, on the outskirts of the town of Tehachapi, California, on November 25, 1978. In a handful of miles, ... (more)
Southern California Hotspot ... Once Upon a TimeAbout ten years from retirement, Southern Pacific SD45 9007 leads a westbound freight toward the crossing of the Santa Fe's mainline ... (more)