SP SDP45 3201 on the point of No. 98, the southbound Coast Daylight, as the train arrives in Palo Alto in August 1970. The 3201 still has the L-shaped engineer's windshield. Kodachrome-X
SP SDP45 3209 with F7B 8127 and 8109 passing Santa Clara with a 10-car Coast Daylight TR. 99 with mainly Sunset Limited cars going to San Francisco for cleaning. Kodachrome II
Formerly one of Erie Lackawanna's contributions to America's Bicentennial, this SDP45 has been patched and renumbered for Conrail. Charlie Amidon photo.
Southern Pacific SDP45 3204 finds itself in Utah at Union Pacific's North Yard shops in Salt Lake City. The boiler equipped passenger/commuter hauler was built for the SP by EMD in May 1967. By th... (more)
SP's "Import" hauler is crossing the Santa Fe at Thenard tower headed for the port of Long Beach, CA, with a typical for the period mixture of power.
I rode Southern Pacific's CASCADE to Portland . It is stopped at Eugene, OR.
Following the Deschutes River South toward Madras and Bend
Tom Golden photo.
Train #98, the Eastbound Coast Daylight has just passed under Curtner Ave. The larger consist is cars deadheading to LA for that nights Sunset. This line in now double tracked, the hills to the ri... (more)
Train is westbound. I loved the Waverly/Sayre area, great action with EL and LV crossing and semaphores on the EL made great photo props.
BN 6598,6438 rest at North La Crosse. The huge SDP45 even dwarfed the trailing SD45 and at the time was probably the largest EMD in service except for the UP and SP twin engine curiosities.
Westbound freight at location made famous by Robert F. Collins
With Amtrak less than a month away, SP SDP45 #3208 is ready to leave Oakland for Portland with Train #12, The Cascade.
EL 3651, 7132, and 1039 wait at the west end of the EL Kent yard. Here's one of EL's famous locomotive mixes with an EMD SDP-45, EMD F7-B, and ALCO RS-3 all on the same train.
After helping SP #4449 from Klamath Falls to Gerber the big SD was turned (it had been running long hood forward) and headed down the SP's West Valley line for the trip home to the Bay Area. The 4... (more)