Early in the morning on a beautiful spring day in Fresno, CA, SP 4449 prepares to depart for its today's run over Tehachapi Pass with the Worlds Fair Daylight. The train is headed for New Orleans,... (more)
On another smokey morning in Summerland, SPMW 5486 sits on the rear of Union Pacific's fire train as it waits - poised to jump into action at a moment's notice to defend the right-of-way against t... (more)
A westbound Espee lumber drag slows to add a helper at Midland, a few miles out of Klamath Falls.
The paint on SP 8652 has seen better days as it leads a colorful lashup west into the Tucson yard. Colorful lashups like this were common on the SP Sunset Route in Tucson during the 1990s into 20... (more)
Once one of the leaders of the Southern Pacific Daylight, the 4449 seems out of place pulling Empire Builder cars. Such is a part of the locomotive's post-service life in the City of Portland. For... (more)
SP SD45 7514 at Roseville, California SP yard.
The Holiday Express has some nice winter sunlight on this cold December morning.
Working local industries in the Klamath Basin on the Modoc Line, the Copic Local arrives at Tulelake.
An SP leader at Cienega Creek The highlight of a day at Cienega Creek was this westbound stack train with an SP leader. It's 2001 and the UP takeover is 3+ years old. There were still ple... (more)
SP 4449 rolls past the Max mainline and Tillicum Bridge on the way to Oaks Park for the Holiday Train.
Fighting the steep eastbound grade of San Timoteo Canyon, SP 8693 charges under a signal bridge making good time with gobs of black smoke billowing from her exhaust. What was beautiful to railfans... (more)
The Southern Pacific 4449 is about to go under the old Pacific Highway overpass at Oakland, Oregon on the Siskiyou Line. The train was "The Spirit that Won the West" special for shippers... (more)
A FILTHY SP unit ! A westbound stack train passes Joliet with a mixture of SP and CSX units. I would have been happy with any unit in the consist leading - with the exception of the one ac... (more)
213 hustles south with a SSW-lettered GP60 in the lead.
An unusual SP engines sit in the Tucson yard. Photo taken with permission.