During a pause in the heavy snowfall, a mid-train helper blasts out of tunnel 9 as it assists in lifting a heavy SP drag up and around the Loop. The train, which originated in the Pacific Northwes... (more)
With Santa Fe's double-track main line far below, a heavy SP manifest out of West Colton roars up the steep grade of the Palmdale-Colton Cut-off. If you look closely, you can see that the SP line ... (more)
An eastbound Southern Pacific freight approaches Mojave, California, after traversing Tehachapi pass the morning of March 6, 1995. Lead locomotive No. 8690 is former Burlington Northern SD45 No. ... (more)
An unpatched Espee unit billows out the smoke as it increases from 5 mph to track speed. The MNLPF 23 has just passed through a work zone (broken rail) and is now clear to throttle up as it passes... (more)
SP 8690 East roars around the Loop as her conductor enjoys the beautiful springtime air.
An SP SD40M passes a classic semaphore at Pantano, shortly before the semaphores east of Tucson were replace by new signals, visible in the photo. A water tower from a bygone era is also visible. ... (more)