Forty Years Ago at UP's East Yard
For as long as I can remember (which, for the record, is back to about 1968 in regard to the Union Pacific Railroad), the UP has been the... (more)
Somewhere eastbound as I recall.
A visit to Ryan Ballard. Thanks for the hospitality. RIP
A little railfanning while driving a friend to survival school.
A winter storm has cleared the area as WP 704 and WP 710 are stored next to the roundhouse in the Western Pacific Stockton yard. To the right is UP 1223, a sign of the merger that was to come. Pho... (more)
On a beautiful March Day in 1968, four WP Geeps, GP9 725, two high short nose GP20's 2001, 2010 and a GP7 710 are in charge of a 92 car west-bound freight through the grade at Altamont Pass. Once... (more)
Western Pacific 2-8-2 311 leads 45 cars west bound at Elko Nevada on July 29th 1937. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.
My great, great uncle Robert F. McKee, Sr., was a design engineer at Baldwin and he would give my father different Baldwin Locomotive Works builder's cards when my father would visit him in Collin... (more)
Western Pacific #26 is a 2-8-0 Consolidation.
The first EMD GP20s built were for Western Pacific, and they had a high short hood, as did Great Northern’s 36 units. February 25, 1985, WP GP20 No. 2006 is stored at Salt Lake City, Utah, after... (more)
Western Pacific Wood Caboose #641 at Cannery Row -Weighing in at approximately 20 tons, the steel car with a wood sided exterior and locally known as Western Pacific Wood Caboose #WP 641. ... (more)
Afternoon service. Members of the steam crew at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum perform some afternoon maintenance on their locomotive, after the conclusion of the day's passenger runs.... (more)
Malfunction Junction. On a sunny, warm, Forth of July weekend in 2022, the Western Pacific Railroad Museum's newly restored 0-6-0 #165 rumbles past "Malfunction Junction", with a ... (more)
Steaming again after nearly 70 years! Over the Fourth of July Weekend, 2022, the Western Pacific Railroad Museum held it's first public weekend of steam operations, using the newly restored... (more)