Southwest Portland Cement Company EMD SDP35 No. 411 is running long hood first with a train from Victorville, California, operating back to the cement plant as it approaches Stoddard Wells Road on... (more)
An extremely rare SDP35 awaits its fate in the CEMEX plant yard in Victorville, California. The unit seems to have been parked in this spot for some time now (although this is just from passing ob... (more)
An ex-Seaboard Air Line SDP35 rests with some coal and cement hoppers at the CEMEX facility in Victorville.
An overview of the Mojave Northern yard at Victorville. In the foreground are cement hoppers that were interchanged off BNSF and UP. On the left, SWPC SDP35 411 is seen with a cut of hoppers. On t... (more)
Southwestern Portland Cement SDP35 411 sits at CEMEX's Victorville Cement Plant. This is one of three surviving SDP35s, having been built as Seaboard Air Line 1111. I'm not sure if this unit is st... (more)
The Mojave Northern Railroad was constructed in 1914 to connect Victorville, California, with the large deposit of Portland cement clinker (calcium silicates) east of town. Eventually, the Mojave... (more)
SWPC 411 is one of only 35 SDP35s ever produced and the only one still operating in its original carbody. 411 started life as SAL 1111, where it was designed to be effective in both passenger and ... (more)
This is the SDP35 used as a switcher at the Southwest Portland Cement plant in Victorville, Calif.