EL SDP45 #3666 in Binghampton, NY June 1974. This unit went on to become CR 6697, SP 8593, and UP 2769.
A Westbound freight with an ex EL leader and an ex Frisco leased unit has stopped at Hornell for a new crew.
I went nuts when I saw this thing, rare anywhere, down on the Gulf, the absolute ends of the earth in BN-land.
2 ex EL SDP-45's are in charge of a unit ore train, descending thru Horseshoe Curve.
CR 6680 - 2674 -2489 arrive at Hornell for a crew change with an Eastbound freight.
Early Conrail was great at fielding unusual lashups, and it was quite possible to get 3 builder lashups like th... (more)
The last run of the San Francisco bound SP Train #75, "The Lark". "The Bird That Couldn't Fly" as the SP called it in their efforts to abandon the train. The loss of its RPO a year before sealed ... (more)
First and former Erie Lackawanna SDP45 3635, now wears a Conrail number and has received the hasty "CR" restenciling job that was so typical during this time period. Today's assignment is to lead ... (more)
With April 30th 1971 and Amtrak fast approaching, Southern Pacific passenger service, other than commutes, was nearing the end. #3207 is arriving the Cahill St. Station in San Jose. The area the r... (more)
With the start of Amtrak fast approaching, March of 1971 finds Southern Pacific Train #102, The City of San Francisco, heading East thru Richmond at Cutting Blvd.
The westbound "City of San Francisco" is seen on the Overland Route on its way to Roseville and points west before Amtrak took over
I've always found the rare and oddball units to be more interesting and these visited our area every weekend. I wish someone would build an SD-30 just for grins.
Having just finished its commuter run from San Francisco, this unit has dropped the last two digits of the train number and is heading back to the roundhouse.
The eastbound old "Coast Daylight" is seen passing Mission Tower on approach to LAUPT. At this point in time is was shown only as NRPC 98, the 4 times a week Oakland - LA train
This was a great place to catch the commuter rush.