Sitting in Union Pacific's JR Davis Yard is UPY 1007. Built by General Motors Electro-Motive Division in October 1977 as Missouri Pacific GP38-2 2145, this locomotive became UP GP38-2 645 followi... (more)
Working the Roseville Yard's hump are a Southern Pacific "Cow & Calf" set. SP 1112 is an SW8 (ex-SP 4607), and SP 1150 is a TR6B (the former SP 4700). These two are painted in the Espe... (more)
My favorite FP7 in the lead on the westbound Amtrak "San Francisco Zephyr" must be the result of some failure, mishap, or whatever.
As a kid I remember seeing this modern fueling and sanding complex at SP's Roseville Yard in Trains Magazine. It was amazing to finally see it in person, looking more like a launching pad complex ... (more)
SP MW 325 is one of five Maintenance of Way Flangers on a westbound manifest train pulling into Roseville yard.
Found an old slide of Union Pacific 4-8-4 No. 844 looking good on display at Roseville Ca. Tomorrow the 844 will be on display at Oroville Ca. From there the 844 will run up the Feather River Cany... (more)
Roseville loco facility in 1998.
SP purchased in 1974, three GP40P-2s originally built for commuter service. In 1993 they were rebuilt and converted strictly for freight service by removing their steam generators. Originally bu... (more)
If I had to choose my favorite EMD locomotives it might be these.
A morning yard crew is seen working the yard at Roseville near the engine maintenance facility.
A morning yard crew is seen working the yard at Roseville, building a manifest train for a road crew to take up over “The Hill” to Donner Summit and down to Reno.
Southern Pacific 4-6-0 No. 2252
Constructed by Cooke in March, 1897, 4-6-0 No. 2252 is one of the oldest standard gauge Southern Pacific locomotives in existence. Southern Pacific donate... (more)
Somehow, though SP had hundreds, the U boats always seemed like rarities. I guess it was because they were first things stored, disliked by crews, etc. This one arriving from the Bay Area has mi... (more)