It did not take long to re-number GN 590 to BN 6117. Only about 3 months after the merger the unit is waiting at Brook Park, MN on the Brook Park turn out of St. Cloud, MN for its interchange of t... (more)
In spring 1987, a work train is setting out water cars at sidings in the Cascades so they can be available for fire service in the summer.
In October 1995, Southern Pacific 4449 spent a week on Portland & Western doing public relations work. On the last day that the steamer operated, the late David Goodheart set up this photo op in ... (more)
Rounding the big curve just north of the state line, the Staley Turn heads for the beet loader at Stronghold, California on the Modoc Line.
Helpers of an eastbound Siskiyou Line train roar through Divide, Oregon.
Done working on the Modoc Line, the Copic Local takes the west leg of the wye at Texum. The train will now work industries on the Shasta Route mainline.
November is arguably the wettest month of the year in much of the Pacific Northwest, and Portland was not exempt the day this trio of Cadillacs was captured at Brooklyn Yard framed by SP's steam e... (more)
A westbound train on the Siskiyou Line splits the Style B semaphores at the east switch of Safley siding.
Albany & Eastern's restored SP SD9 passes the former site of Weldwood Lumber on route to Weyerhaeuser via the Sweet Home branch.
The Copic Local passes the wig wag at Malone. It was the last "Magnetic Flagman" in service on the Modoc Line.
Albany & Eastern's distinct 1st generation pair heads to Lebanon with a load of empties from Albany.
On Black Friday 1992, the Copic Local heads out the Modoc Line. The train has empty beet racks to spot at the Merrill beet loader.
With word that Albany & Eastern would be using their two vintage SP EMDs on the hauler, i had to make a trip down from Portland to catch the action. Here we see the pair passing Portland & Western... (more)
Done working for the day, the Glendale Hauler heads for tie-up at Grants Pass.