The engine terminal on the Siskiyou Line at Ashland, Oregon was a great place to see big SP road units. On a late summer evening, a pair of tunnel motors rest before their next trip over the Sisk... (more)
In winter, the Rogue Valley is often socked in with thick fog. This westbound on the Siskiyou Line has just climbed out of the gloom as it approaches Ashland.
One of the three SP SDP45s that received the SPSF "Kodachrome" paint scheme lays over at Ashland.
Big road power rests between trips at Ashland. The modest engine facility was the launching pad for lumber drags going over the Siskiyous.
Power lays over at Ashland on New Year's Day 1987. Local jobs on the Siskiyou Line at the time were almost exclusively covered by SD9s.
SP Maintenance of Way Flanger 316 sits in the small yard in Ashland, Oregon. The yard tracks have since been removed.
The CORP turn over the Siskiyous from Medford to Hornbrook is returning home at Steinman. In the distance, the bridge over the tracks was part of the original Pacific Highway.
At dusk, an officer's special stops to detrain guests at Siskiyou siding, the peak of the grade out of Ashland over Siskyou Summit. Both of Oregon's US Senators were aboard the train. Guests board... (more)
On a fine late spring morning, the Grants Pass Turn switches out the Croman Corporation sawmill on the south side of Ashland. The flashy SD first out would be back in town three months later - but... (more)
Big SP road power rests at Ashland, awaiting the next call to lug a train over the Siskiyous.
A lumber drag crests Siskiyou summit on the hallowed Siskiyou Line.
After unloading guests at Siskiyou siding for a bus trip back to Ashland, the "Sunset" enters Siskiyou Line Tunnel 13. An SP official next to me dryly observed, "I sure hope the D'A... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Flanger and a Spreader A Roger Puta Photograph
On a snowy January morning, SP's Grants Pass Turn switches the Crowson Corporation mill on the south side of Ashland. No one knew it at the time, but in just six years the Siskiyou Line would be s... (more)