Brand new Cotton Belt 9644 at the fuel racks in Tucson, getting reading to head east over the Sunset Route. Photo taken with permission.
New Years Day find four different paint schemes on a train working in the Tucson Yard. Photo taken with permission.
Cotton Belt 7657 rolls west through Wilmot as it heads towards the Tucson Yard.
Cotton Belt GE 8065 leads a westbound intermodal past the Ontario, CA airport. I had several Delta Boeing 727 layovers that month in the Airport Marriott pictured on the left which offered lots of... (more)
SSW (Cotton Belt) SD45T-2 9404, Milwaukee Road GP40 2014, SP SW1500 2753, and SP GP9 3785 at SP Yard Ennis, Texas.
A Cotton Belt GP60 leads a Union Pacific train over the Arkansas River bridge at Princeton, CO on the Tennessee Pass Route, three months before the former D&RGW route was shut down.
A westbound Cotton Belt freight crosses the Kansas City Terminal’s Kaw River Bridge (also known as the Kansas River Bridge) on December 8, 1985. This massive structure has four main lines—two on t... (more)
In February 1996, floods and related problems shut down every rail line into Portland, Oregon except one - the Portland & Western's ex-SP Tillamook, Newberg and Westside branches. A hot SP PTPCX d... (more)
Lumber on the Central CoastA Southern Pacific eastbound, with Cotton Belt SD40T-2 8325 on the front, sits in San Luis Obispo, California, awaiting a fresh crew. This train, heading... (more)
Historical Family ConnectionsA Southern Pacific freight, led by Cotton Belt SD45T-2 9165, passes through the Shell Oil Refinery (where my father worked during World War II) as it ro... (more)
Cotton Belt EMD GP60 No. 9640 leads a westbound Southern Pacific freight over Cienega Creek Bridge at Vail, Arizona, on April 22, 1990.
Kind of Like What Happened to "the Leader" in the Movie Sleeper...Cotton Belt 7643 was built in January 1979 as part of an order for 30 GP40-2s. It served parent company Sou... (more)
Passing some Saguaro cactus on the Sunset Route at Wymola, Arizona, is a westbound Southern Pacific intermodal train on April 21, 1990. Leading the train is brand-new Cotton Belt GP60 No. 9693 on ... (more)
Espee GrimeA Southern Pacific freight heads north (railroad east) through Traver, California, on September 14, 1979. Cotton Belt SD45T-2 9374 is on the point this day. There is a ... (more)