With a little snow still on the ground from a storm earlier today, an eastbound SP pig train passes the big coaling tower at Mescal, AZ. The tower appears to have been built shortly after SP acqui... (more)
Big Alco RSD15 No. 5161 works SP's hump at Eugene Yard. Note the unusual-looking antenna atop the cab. By this time, SP's Alligators were being removed from road service, while Santa Fe's were sti... (more)
Ready for its evening departure to Reno with an A-B-B-A lash up of FP7 units.
SP 2472 gives a powerful shove through the semaphores, no longer in operation, for an excursion bound for Niles depot of the Niles Canyon Railway Museum during "Spring Steam Weekend 2015.&quo... (more)
With an ex-SP Geep on the point, a UP westbound departs Yuma at dusk and heads for the crossing of the Colorado River and the Arizona-California state line. The bridge in front of us was placed he... (more)
SP 9177 East, a long manifest that takes up the entire horseshoe and then some, exits Allard as it attacks the grade here at the Tejon Ranch with the assistance of a three-unit helper. In the days... (more)
Coming off the summit of Tehachapi Pass, SP 6863 East rides the hogbacks at Eric as it approaches the narrow canyon or "defile" at Cameron that will take it to the Mojave Desert. In the ... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Reno Fun Train but mostly ex-SP equipment on SP rails with an Espee crew. This would turn out to be the last all F-unit train to cross Donner Pass. The following week, an SDP40F... (more)
SP 4449, The Daylight, leads the Portland-Bend excursion south over the massive Madras, OR bridge.
Having crested the summit at Mescal, Cotton Belt 8091 is beginning to accelerate east down the hill towards Benson, while SP 9333 continues to grind up the hill with the westbound Blue Streak Merc... (more)
SP 4449, The Daylight, leads the Portland-Bend excursion south through Maupin, OR along the Deschutes River.
The eastbound Overland Mail stops at Montello, Nevada back in the days when the railroads had a mail contract and long mail and express trains like this were common. In addition to handling the m... (more)
The last SP "Coast Daylight" Train #98 leaves Palo Alto on its way to Los Angeles on the eve of Amtrak.
The AZER Bowie turn depicted in photo 659885 is seen at destination being passed by a SP double stacker headed by a pair of GP60s.
Train #98 the Coast Daylight at San Jose