Included in this July 2000 view is a who's who of classic western motive power from Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and Western Pacific. Shortly after this photo was taken WP 707 was repainted in... (more)
Milwaukee Road U25B 5057 is no longer part of the Western Pacific Railroad Museum collection at Portola, CA. Having never seen an actual MILW diesel in service (patched SOO "bandit" uni... (more)
California Zephyr power sits in front of a dome car. I believe it is Western Pacific 832 "Silver Hostel", a 1948 "Vista Dome" Lounge Car.
Full SP light package and Kodachrome paint.
Western Pacific Railroad Museum, where you can climb on the equipment (metal gets very hot in the sun)!
Western Pacific Railroad Museums collection of WP GP7s
Executive train with all C&NW equipment at Portola.
The eastbound TOF led by two GP35s and two GP40s routed down the Main out of the WP Portola yard. Photo from my collection, the photographer was not specified.
I ran into into another one of these units this year at the former McCloud railway here: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/704763/
These yellow units were painted this color by US Steel in Pit... (more)
Built in 1952, this AS-616 has regained its former SP number. After leaving the SP system, the unit worked the Oregon and Northwestern, an eastern Oregon lumber railroad until the closing of the m... (more)
Locomotives that once pulled the California Zephyr rest at the Portola Railroad Museum.
An eastbound hotshot departs Portola. In just a few miles, the pines will give way to the sagebrush of the Great Basin deserts.
The B&L Local heads for the sawmill in Loyalton at sunset in the Sierra Valley. The locomotive is a former Western Pacific unit that has probably taken these rails many times.
UP's United Way locomotive, SD40-2 No. 3300, idles on the point of an STEK (Stockton, CA to Elko Nevada manifest) in the yard at Portola, CA. It's the 4th of July, and Portola's Railroad Museum ha... (more)