438 wears the colors of its new parent, Union Pacific, but still retains the number and letters of the Western Pacific.
My favorite UP-MP-WP "merger" lashup is this view of a southbound train on MoPac's Oklahoma Sub. crossing the North Canadian River bridge near Dustin, OK in 1984. The unit in UP paint w... (more)
After the UP-MP-WP merger, some Western Pacific GP40's were reassigned to Fort Worth where thier dynamic brakes could be utilized on the Baird and Toyah Subs in West Texas. The 4 axle units were d... (more)
On the Missouri Pacific service track in Texarkana we find representatives of three railroads that are now fallen flags. The DRGW GP30 was running off horsepower hours at the time, and the WP GP40... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
After the Western Pacific and Union Pacific merger in 1983, WP power was scattered throughout the Union Pacific system. GP35s No. 3005 and 3013 were assigned to work locals between Provo and Gene... (more)
Western Pacific 3003 passes Hobart Tower as it heads South towards Long Beach and the Harbor area.
Six high-hood Western Pacific locomotives are stored at Salt Lake City on February 25, 1985—four EMD GP7s and two GP20s.
WP NW2 No. 608 sits on the turntable tracks next to Tidewater Southern Alco RS1 No. 746. No. 608 is now on display in restored paint at the Portola Railroad Museum.
WP GP35s idle at the railroad's engine facility in Stockton.
WP Alco S2 No. 557 returns to the yard with what looks to be lumber loads.
A Western Pacific SW9 return to the yard with a transfer from the Santa Fe.
WP GEs 2251 and 3066 bask in the late afternoon at the railroad's yard in Stockton. Note that both sport an M5 horn.
At sunset, a bay window caboose punctuates the end of an eastbound Western Pacific manifest.