Great looking units but I never got to see them really pulling. Usually they left Colton westbound in the company of about 10 other geriatric misfits, all on line, in hopes 3 or 4 of them could m... (more)
OR SD-7E, if you prefer. They were nice, sounded good. The rebuilt was evidenced by the higher electrical compartment behind the cab. This one is fresh, a rare thing on the SP.
Coupled to a GP-20 this old-unrebuilt warhorse still has it all, ashcan light, steam generator and wagon wheel radio antenna.
A pair of Norfolk Southern GE's slowly ease their container train through some rearranged trackwork at Pepper Ave. in West Colton
I said I wouldn't post until all the SP is digitized, labelled, etc. (45 boxes). Then I ran across this gloriously SP unit. Wheel antenna, steam generator, ash can light, the whole nine yards! ... (more)
UP 9652 leads the Georgetown Dump Train westbound, passing GATX and under the shadow of old glory on top of Slover Mountain.
Union Pacific's West Colton freight yards. December 27th, 2008. Steve Crise Photo. © scrise.com
Exhaust belches from a UP SD70ACe on the point of a mixed freight in the departure yard at West Colton.
SP 6328 leads five units around the balloon track at the east end of West Colton yard.
Borrowed to test Locotrol which somehow only panned out in tests. SP gave up the idea not long after getting their own Locotrol units. Departing eastbound headed for Beaumont Hill.
A Westbound manifest cruises past Pepper Street, bound for disbursement across the LA basin.
Typical West Colton yard power works to assemble another outbound train while a BNSF transfer move awaits its departure towards San Bernardino and points East.
UP 1394 and UP 2748 lead a manifest into West Colton.
Compared to my last visit, which was on a weekend, this part of the yard looks so empty.
See the picture from my last visit here.... (more)
A late Saturday afternoon finds a pair of SD70ACes being hostled near the east end of Union Pacific's West Colton classification yard at Pepper Ave.