Not long after CalTrain's new F40's went into service, a problem with their brake system required the return of Southern Pacific power to double head with the new units. This particular train is a... (more)
Not long after CalTrain's new F40's went into service on the Peninsula, a problem surfaced with their air brakes. Until EMD was able to fix the problem, SP's commute locomotives were put back in ... (more)
Short on motive power, in 1978 SP leased several Amtrak P30CH ("pooches) to work in the commute pool while the SDP45's were in freight service. An excess of offline cars on the SP resulted in an I... (more)
Another Rock Island commuter service oddball--AB6 750--arrives at Joliet with an early afternoon commuter run. I was in 8th Grade and just getting to know about rail photography.
On its way North, MARC E9 #64 pauses at Jessup, MD.
The 64, which was purchased during a motive power shortage, began life as CB&Q 9939A and later was BN 9902. It survives at the St. Louis Museum... (more)
Under mandate from the ICC to get offline cars returned to their owners, power short Southern Pacific pulled its SDP45's off commute service and put them hualing freight. To replace them SP leased... (more)