Added at Black Butte for dynamic braking, SP 7399 leads the Louisiana World's Fair Daylight around Cantara Loop. Seven years later, SP would have a very nasty derailment here.
The only two EMD hood units painted in the Daylight scheme, Southern Pacific SD45R 7399 and SD40E 7342, drift through Ansel, California. After helping the World’s Fair Daylight over ... (more)
The World’s Fair Daylight works upgrade at Allard on the Tehachapi grade. It seems to me that the 4449 was having a minor issue, as it was alternately putting up dark clouds of smoke and th... (more)
The World’s Fair Daylight pauses at Cameron, California, between Tehachapi and Mojave. I believe that this was where the helpers were uncoupled, and the 4449 proceeded unescorted into Los A... (more)
After conquering the Tehachapi Mountains the World’s Fair Daylight rolls into Cameron, California on a crystal clear southern California day.
The WORLD'S FAIR DAYLIGHT behind GS-4 4449 has been piloted over the Tehachapi Mountains by SD45E 7399 and SD40E 7342. Both units wear experimental color schemes and the excursion had an army of f... (more)
Westbound SP manifest descending the Tehachapis through Woodford.
The World's Fair Daylight has negotiated the Tehachapi Loop, and continues its upgrade journey at Cable. Note the traffic on parallel Route 58 in the background.
SP daylight unit 7399 east is stopped at the summit of Cajon Pass at Hiland. A dead head crew is walking back to climb aboard the 2nd unit for the trip down Cajon Pass to the West Colton yard.
The Worlds Fair Daylight heads across the Tehachapi Valley on its way to New Orleans, LA. All three of SP's "Daylight" painted locomotives are on the point of this special passenger train that ori... (more)
Specially painted set of diesel locomotives scene here leading GS4 steamer SP 4449 into Mojave for its journey to New Orleans, LA and the Worlds Fair.
On SP westbound waiting for #2 (Sunset) at Crosby. This line, now UP, is now directional running westbound.
Southern Pacific SD45 7399 (ex-8837) -- it's second road number and third paint scheme (delivered in red and scarlet, then painted in Daylight red and orange for a time).
On May 12, 1984, Southern Pacific SD45E 7399 (ex-SD45 8837) and SD40E 7342 (ex-SD40 8470) rest in Mojave after assisting SP GS-4 4-8-4 4449, on its way to Los Angeles, over the Tehachapi Mountains... (more)
A clean SP unit.