The engine terminal on the Siskiyou Line at Ashland, Oregon was a great place to see big SP road units. On a late summer evening, a pair of tunnel motors rest before their next trip over the Sisk... (more)
Thanks to some mechanical ailment, the tunnel motor leading this westbound lumber drag is putting out a plume of smoke worthy of a steam locomotive. There was once a siding here named Jerome.
The peace of a summer evening is shattered by an eastbound drag of lumber empties on the Shasta Route. This train has completed the climb out of the Sacramento River Canyon and is now closing in ... (more)
SSW GP40 7607, SSW GP20 4435, SP GP35 and SP GP9 at St. Louis, Missouri. Photo taken from my slide collection, no photographer's name on slide.
A train of lumber off the Siskiyou Line crosses the massive trestle at Redding. In 1986, the only paint on the equipment was applied by either the manufacturer or the owner.
For a year-and-a-half after Union Pacific closed Colorado’s Tennessee Pass as a through route on August 23, 1997, it still operated a one-a-week local from Pueblo to Malta, near Leadville. On Apri... (more)
An unusual seven units were leading SP's "Oil cans" eastbound through Acton, CA
Crossing the Arkansas River on a through truss bridge is an eastbound Southern Pacific freight led by Cotton Belt EMD SD45T-2 No. 6890 on July 16, 1990, while crossing the former Rio Grande Tennes... (more)
Because the mainline was flooded at Oregon City, Southern Pacific's hot LABRF detours on Willamette & Pacific. The train is nearing Ashahr siding on the outskirts of Corvallis.
Due to flooding on the main line near Oregon City, Southern Pacific detoured some intermodal trains on Willamette & Pacific in February 1996. One of the detours passes through St. Joseph, near McM... (more)
A Cotton Belt SD45T-2 shoves a westbound Southern Pacific manifest at Alray, California.
An eastbound Southern Pacific manifest is entering the Modoc Line at Texum siding, a junction on the south side of Klamath Falls.
July 2000 finds me watching trains on the UP Spineline in central Iowa. A northbound empty grain train races towards Mason City as they blow past Bradford. The sun and clouds were barely working i... (more)
Three Cotton Belts, two BN and two SP lead a long westbound manifest towards the Tucson yard.