A Roger Puta Photograph
The engineer on a Sage Hen Helper waves as the train highballs Canby, CA on the Modoc Line.
Sunday in the Park with Doyle*How I spent my third anniversary: Southern Pacific GS-4 class 4-8-4 4449, with SP SD40E 7342 as a helper, crosses Stenner Creek Trestle as it blasts i... (more)
An eastbound train on the Modoc Line is approaching the crew change at Wendel. The line had reopened to through traffic three days earlier when Rio Grande and SP merged.
During SP's last summer in Lake County, Oregon, the Lakeview Local departs town. The family living in the old depot has come out to give the train a roll-by.
A westbound Southern Pacific high-priority freight rumbles through Vail (Cienega Creek), Arizona, on April 22, 1990, led by EMD GP60 No. 9719. This train even trailed a Southern Pacific Railroad P... (more)
Southern Pacific Railroad Police caboose No. 4709 rolls west on the rear of a SP freight at Vail (Cienega Creek), Arizona, on April 22, 1990. SP had several of these cars that were used by special... (more)
A westbound lumber drag rolls through the Shasta Valley on the Siskiyou Line.
Exiting the Tunnel. A Roger Puta Photograph
A week before Willamette & Pacific took over operations on the Toledo branch, the Toledo Hauler passes the Naval ROTC barracks on the Oregon State University campus.
One of the only places on the Siskiyou Line were trains could make 40 MPH were the long tangents between Grenada and Gazelle. The caboose of a westman zips through the Shasta Valley.
A Kodachrome SDP45 leads a large Sunday Zephyr west over Donner Pass.
Lots of "stuff" to see in this photo. Three tunnel motors bring a freight through the yard lead by Cotton Belt SD40T-2 8334, followed by SP SD40T-2, 8278 and SP SD45T-2, 9288. Behind 928... (more)