By 1988 Southern Pacific's experimental paint scheme on 7342 is looking pretty rough. Even with the ware and tare on the paint and covered in grime. It's still a real treat to see this special loc... (more)
An experimental "Daylight" paint scheme A Roger Puta Photograph
Turning the TablesSouthern Pacific SD40E 7342 is turned on the turntable in San Luis Obispo, California, in preparation for the next day's service as a helper on the steam-powered <... (more)
How I Spent My Third Wedding Anniversary (Thanks, Honey!)After assisting the World's Fair Daylight (N... (more)
One of only two SP engines that were painted in this experimental scheme, SP 7342 drops down off of the Palmdale Cutoff and soon will head into the large West Colton yard
Seen sitting outside the Taylor shops waiting for some attention. From the looks of the paint it was heat damaged.
SP 4449 heads north from San Luis Obispo with a helper to Santa Margarita, looking very much like the original Train 99 Coast Daylight except with an SD40 for a helper rather than a 2-10-2. This ... (more)
Southern Pacific SD40 7342 (ex-8470) prepares to assist 4-8-4 4449 over Cuesta Grade as the power backs onto the excusion in San Luis Obispo, CA, on June 20, 1984.
SP SD40E 7342 (ex-SD40 8470), wearing its second experimental orange and red scheme (see also photo 97163), sits on the (now gone) turntable at San Luis Obispo as it awaits the arrival of steam en... (more)
SP SD40E 7342 wears an experimental paint scheme.
Daylight painted SD40 7342 at Matrinez westbound at Martinez depot during the mid 80's.
One of the popsicle units leads a westbound around the Loop. K64, Minolta SRT-101, Rokkor 50mm f1.7