WP high-hood GP20 No. 2007 idles in the switch engine facility in WP's yard. Note the interesting WP tankcar at right.
The year is 1984 and the Western Pacific disappeared into the Union Pacific a year ago. WP Geeps began showing up on locals around the Los Angeles area where I was on a short term assignment in Lo... (more)
In Jun 1972, a pair of GE U23Bs idles in front of WP's depot at Keddie, CA. The two U-boats are covered with a patina of chalky road dust, picked up between here and points north on the nearby Hig... (more)
Just after sunrise, WP 3519 bears down on the west portal of Chilcoot Tunnel with an eastbound UP manifest. The train is leaving the snow-covered Sierra Nevada Range, visible in the distance, and ... (more)
The sound of these 6 Western Pacific units getting underway at Cliffside was simply overwhelming. They had held the main while an eastbound passed by on the siding. Thirty six years ago and I'm st... (more)
Western Pacific GP20 switching in the Elko, Nevada yard. Scanned from a color print
On one of my father's business trips, he lensed this view of a WP southbound hitting the SP diamond at Niles Tower in Fremont, California in the very last rays of daylight. R.T. Steinbrenner ... (more)
Orange and Silver GP7 703 with a huge plow, resting at Stockton yards, California.
Assigned to work the Oakland Yard in August, 1969, Alco S-2 557 is now wearing an all orange paint scheme applied to many switchers and F-units in the late 60s. Of course, everything on a railr... (more)
This solid orange scheme, as seen on 918-A, was used on Western Pacific near the end of the Orange and Silver era to save on painting costs.
WP 3555 heads towards the diesel service area in the Union Pacific East LA yard.
Western Pacific GE U30B #3064 and U23B 2259 at Roper Yard, Salt Lake City.
A westbound Western Pacific freight with (4) F7's rolling along the Feather River Canyon, California on July 29, 1970.
Cabooses from three different railroads, all of whom one day would be absorbed in to the Union Pacific, sit in the UP Yermo Yard. Photo taken with permission.
Western Pacific 913 leads two more F7As and two GP-9s up the grade near Pleasanton. Note the open autorack cars. Ah the good ole days.