A Southern Pacific mixed freight departs Provo Junction for Roper Yard on May 20, 1991. The SP 8016, a GE B39-8, was built new for the Southern Pacific in August 1987.
The Oil Cans head east toward Ilmon with a rebuilt T-2 in the lead. Not long after this photo was taken, the train stopped, with tank cars directly below the photographer's location. On top of one... (more)
Big GEs and EMDs battle the fierce grade of Ash Hill's eastern slope. The top of Ash Hill, which is where today's station sign of the same name is located, was originally called "Squaw Summit." Lo... (more)
Near sunset, an eastbound vehicle train passes dwarf pines at Perrin on the Williams-Crookton Line Relocation.
A pair of first-generation geeps idle in the SP yard in Houston.
With code line wire & black widows, an almost timeless scene occurs here on the Niles Canyon Railway. This is the first time these units have been paired up in 7 years.
A journeyman mechanic (at left) shows an apprentice how to change brake shoes on a big GE AC at "Cape Canaveral". The men use a tool they insert into a notch in the truck to remove the shoes. Note... (more)
The first excursion of the day slides through the farmers crossing as it approaches Sunol with SP 5472 on the point.
Upon exiting yard limits at Brightside, SP 5472 and SP 5623 dash downhill into the depths of Niles Canyon, following approximately 5 minutes behind the daylight limited passenger train.
SP 5623 and 5472 run light through Farwell on the Niles Canyon Railway as they head for the Niles Depot
SP 5623 and 5472 are in between Brightside and Sunol as they run light to Niles on the Niles Canyon Railway
SP 5623 and 5472 have just left Sunol Depot and are running light to Niles
SP Torpedo Boat 5623 leads Cadillac 5472 on a light power move following their train (now pulled by a NW2) to Niles where they were recouple and run back to Sunol on the Niles Canyon Railway
SP 5472 and 5623 lead a train of passengers through a private crossing near the Sunol Depot on the Niles Canyon Railway
SP 5472 and 5623 lead a train of passengers through Brightside on the Niles Canyon Railway