One of the three SP SDP45s that received the SPSF "Kodachrome" paint scheme lays over at Ashland.
On a fine late spring morning, the Grants Pass Turn switches out the Croman Corporation sawmill on the south side of Ashland. The flashy SD first out would be back in town less than three months l... (more)
A pair of SDP45's the SP 3201 and 3207 are decked out with white painted appliances as they lead this Westbound manifest at the East switch at Cabazon.
A Roger Puta Photograph
Note, those are not Harriman coaches. The letter boards of Harriman cars extended above the doors. The last Harriman cars on the SP were in the 1960s. That's why they called them "Subs."... (more)
SP SDP45 3201 on the point of No. 98, the southbound Coast Daylight, as the train arrives in Palo Alto in August 1970. The 3201 still has the L-shaped engineer's windshield. Kodachrome-X
Replacement on the right
A truly full-length view of this SDP45
Southern Pacific SDP45s 3201 and 3207, former passenger power, show off their new colors (for the ill-fated SP/Santa Fe merger) at Taylor Yard in Los Angeles, California.