Western Pacific GP40 3525, UP GP40-2 901 (ex-WP 3546) and Missouri Pacific GP38-2 2251 (ex-Rock Island 4313) at Hearne, Texas on July 15, 1983.
Northbound UP "Extra Pedro" empty coal train Carson
Late on a beautiful afternoon, WP GP40-2 No. 3555 leads a fast-paced eastbound through Kingdon, CA, several miles south of Thornton. Most famous for its drag strip, Kingdon was dead quiet most aft... (more)
WP high-hood GP20 No. 2007 idles in the switch engine facility in WP's yard. Note the interesting WP tankcar at right.
The year is 1984 and the Western Pacific disappeared into the Union Pacific a year ago. WP Geeps began showing up on locals around the Los Angeles area where I was on a short term assignment in Lo... (more)
In Jun 1972, a pair of GE U23Bs idles in front of WP's depot at Keddie, CA. The two U-boats are covered with a patina of chalky road dust, picked up between here and points north on the nearby Hig... (more)
Just after sunrise, WP 3519 bears down on the west portal of Chilcoot Tunnel with an eastbound UP manifest. The train is leaving the snow-covered Sierra Nevada Range, visible in the distance, and ... (more)
The sound of these 6 Western Pacific units getting underway at Cliffside was simply overwhelming. They had held the main while an eastbound passed by on the siding. Thirty six years ago and I'm st... (more)
Western Pacific GP20 switching in the Elko, Nevada yard. Scanned from a color print
On one of my father's business trips, he lensed this view of a WP southbound hitting the SP diamond at Niles Tower in Fremont, California in the very last rays of daylight. R.T. Steinbrenner ... (more)
Orange and Silver GP7 703 with a huge plow, resting at Stockton yards, California.
Assigned to work the Oakland Yard in August, 1969, Alco S-2 557 is now wearing an all orange paint scheme applied to many switchers and F-units in the late 60s. Of course, everything on a railr... (more)
This solid orange scheme, as seen on 918-A, was used on Western Pacific near the end of the Orange and Silver era to save on painting costs.
WP 3555 heads towards the diesel service area in the Union Pacific East LA yard.
Western Pacific GE U30B #3064 and U23B 2259 at Roper Yard, Salt Lake City.