Early on a beautiful January morning in the City, SP FM No. 2355 switches bilevels for the leisurely weekend commute schedule.
Light power races westward across the Tehachapi Valley as an eastbound manifest fades into the distance.
An extra Mill City Local goes out in the yard at Albany, Oregon to find its train. By month end, SP will have leased the Mill City Branch to the new Willamette Valley Railway.
Doing their weekend chores, all three of SP's GP40-2s haul a pig train eastward through Stockton. Come Monday morning, they'll be back in their regular service hauling "commutes" on the ... (more)
A westbound SP manifest exits tunnel 10 and circles the Loop on its way down the northwestern slope of the Tehachapi Mountains.
The Trinity Alps loom in the distance as the Swift RoadRailer heads for Los Angeles. After dropping into the Sacramento River Canyon and curving around Cantara Loop, the train will change crews a... (more)
While working on an article for CTC Board, I was given a VIP tour of the West Colton Yard Hump Tower. Here you can see one of the control panels with its' many dials and switches. It was fascinati... (more)
SP 9018 West eases out of town after making a crew change at Dunsmuir.
A westbound heads down Spanish Fork Canyon, with a GP60 in the lead with a CSX visitor.
Doing a cab-forward impression, SP 4449 moves out to wye the consist at BNSFs Rivergate yard lead for the Bend excursion.
A brand new GP60 9752 has arrived in the Rio Grande Roper yard.
Stacks thru the desert not too far from Palm Springs, CA
Conductors for SP and CFNR confer before swapping trains at Tehama in November 1993. The CFNR GP15s had just been delivered to the railroad. Note the superelevation of the old West Valley Line, a ... (more)
4449 leaves the Fallbridge Sub and heads down the Oregon Trunk during the Bend Excursion.
The enormous Espee Cab Forward, occupies a large portion of CSRM.