Pulling in SP's 16th St. Station to pick their first passengers for the trip down The Valley to L.A.
A Directors's Special curves along the Sacramento River at Gibson siding.
With threatening skies behind, SP 3207 in SPSF colors cuts out the swing helpers at Loma Linda before proceeding Westward.
Amtrak's California Zephyr makes a station stop. It is a Sunday, so the train has extra cars for travelers returning from a weekend in Reno.
A Kodachrome SDP45 leads a large Sunday Zephyr west over Donner Pass.
The SP Board of Directors tour the Shasta Route on a hot August day. Paint on the SDPs was so fresh you could smell it as the train went by.
The Board of Directors tours the Shasta Route in summer 1987. This train ran through to Portland, and then returned to California via the Siskiyou Line.
A Roger Puta Photograph
I've always found the rare and oddball units to be more interesting and these visited our area every weekend. I wish someone would build an SD-30 just for grins.
The eastbound old "Coast Daylight" is seen passing Mission Tower on approach to LAUPT. At this point in time is was shown only as NRPC 98, the 4 times a week Oakland - LA train
This was a great place to catch the commuter rush.
SP 3207 is starting to show its almost 18 years of service as gets ready to leave The City and head to San Jose. The "L" shaped window is gone as are the hoses meant to transfer boiler water from ... (more)
It was early April of 1985 as #3207 pulled into San Jose with Train #56 and only a short time remained before new CalTrain equipment would replace the 18 year old SDP's.
On the return trip of a break in run on Amtrak's California Zephyr, 3207 is fresh from the shops and soon to pull a special to that years Super Bowl