SP merger unit 7430 along with 8509, 7462 and 8238 are helpers at the PMT Spur in Loma Linda waiting for the next eastbound train to help over Beaumont Hill on a clear December morning.
Old and weathered Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt box cars are now used for storage on a ranch east of Melrose, New Mexico.
A westbound Southern Pacific freight train treads the long, elevated viaduct approach for MacArthur Bridge over the Mississippi River at East St. Louis, Illinois, in December 1984. Powering the tr... (more)
A unique lite engine move passes under signals on the IHB. Tom Golden photo.
My dad captured a rare occurrence here. A hotshot Southern Pacific train is running on the Union Pacific, ex Western Pacific (Shafter Subdivision). My assumption is the Southern Pacific Causeway i... (more)
An eastbound Southern Pacific (subsidiary St. Louis Southwestern, more commonly known as the Cotton Belt) freight train crosses the massive Thebes Bridge over the Mississippi River jointly owned w... (more)
SP 4449 leads the American Freedom train, through Woods Cross, Utah in 1975. Tom Ellis photo.
Shiny Southern Pacific AC4400CW are found on the Pleasant Valley Subdivision loading a coal train. I think the Pleasant Valley Subdivision is the most forested, railroad location in the state. Tom... (more)
SP 3420 2-8-0 was built 1904 for El Paso & western RR, transferred 1924 to SP due to a merger.
This engine was distributed at 1977 near the Union station.
A set of four Southern Pacific SD39s was sitting in the railroad’s Taylor Yard, consisting of SP 5316, 5322, 5321 and 5301. These engines were built in late 1968. (Los Angeles, California – July... (more)
SP FP7 6393 was leading Rock Island E8 648 and two SP E7B's, eastward at Los Angeles, CA. on the Golden State in 1967. From my collection, Photo by Bob Ferge.
The star for many SP-Fan: EMD Hi nose engines, which could be seen sometimes in front of heavy SP freight trains through the Tehachapi mountains.
A Southern Pacific freight heads west at 140-feet below sea level as it passes through southern California’s “Low Desert,” just 3 or 4 miles from the Salton Sea, and about 40 miles from the... (more)
Three SP F7's A-B-A set wearing black widow paint scheme, on helper duty at Truckee, California in January 1955. Don Hansen photo from my collection.
Oh … So the Flashing Red Lights Mean "Stop"?
As Southern Pacific's Huntington Beach Hauler was heading west (compass north) on the Stanton Branch back to Anaheim, at just ... (more)