Parked in the middle of the yard, a pair of SP ACs await their next assignment. From here, they could either head toward Fresno, Bakersfield, and Tehachapi Pass. up the East Valley Line toward Ore... (more)
Prodigious amounts of rain caused disastrous flooding in California in the first half of 1983. SP's line over Tehachapi Pass was badly damaged, and even some areas in the Central Valley saw rerout... (more)
The engineer on the SP 7480 east chats with the conductor as they wait to do a roll-by inspection on an approaching westbound train coming out of Tucson.
SP 8732 leads an eastbound manifest train out of the smog filled Los Angeles basin and into the mouth of the San Timoteo Canyon.
Part of the fun of spending two days at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center was getting to spend time with Doyle McCormack. Doyle headed up the restoration and operation of Southern Pacific 4-... (more)
A simulated scene of working on a steam engine in the 40s era comes to life at the Pomona Fairgrounds. In this scene, sparks rain down as a worker cuts metal on the 1926 built steam locomotive, pr... (more)
Shortly after sunrise, a heavy SP open hopper train, with brake shoe smoke rising plentifully from its sides, descends the pass into Mojave.
Steamy nights in October...RailGiants train museum presents its annual photoshoot featuring the great Southern Pacific 5021 4-10-2 locomotive.
A Southern Pacific train rolls through Colton.
SP 7551 shows of the special Santa Fe - Southern Pacific "Kodachrome" merger paint scheme, with the white SP on the nose and side of the unit. The unit was sitting at the diesel service ... (more)
SP SD45R No. 7500 switches the yard.
The engineer on the SP 9217 slowly begins to bring his train eastward out of the West Colton yard, and then head west up the Palmdale Cutoff over Cajon Pass.
Westbound on the Newberg Branch, the Whiteson Flyer is entering Newberg, Oregon at Springbrook siding.
SP 4449 ( The Daylight ) leads an excursion train from Portland-Bend, Oregon as it climbs the 1.5% grade out of the Gateway.
SP 4449 blasts through the City of Industry with the eastbound Louisiana World's Fair Daylight destined for New Orleans.