New SD40T-2 No. 8300 leads a westbound string of boxcars at Woodford, CA. These units were very impressive when they were first delivered, and all worked Tehachapi. Truly these locomotives were on... (more)
A westbound manifest picks up momentum as it rolls toward Bealville's west switch. In the distance is the lead power for today's BKDOU, which the manifest just met here. The Oil Cans are exiting t... (more)
An SP ebd roils through twisting reverse curves as it battles the steady grade of San Timoteo Canyon.
With diesel exhaust blasting skyward and the early morning sun at its back, SP 9210 East attacks the grade and curvature at Cable Crossover.
With an SP helper on the point, an Amtrak Reno Fun Train heads back toward Oakland.
Looking down the throat of Newcastle Tunnel, we see SP 9319 West coming down the original alignment toward the portal at the other end.
Very late in the day, a U33C with an L-shaped windshield leads a heavy manifest up the steep grade toward the Loop.
A trio of Southern Pacific AC4400CWs lead an Intermountain Power to Skyline coal empty through Spanish Fork Canyon on Oct. 8, 1997. The dramatic background is courtesy of 10,689 ft. Loafer Mountai... (more)
A westbound SP manifest meets a Santa Fe freight in the hole at Rowan.
Improvised helpers on the Hill... As a Southern Pacific eastbound was climbing the Tehachapis on January 20th, 1978, it stalled out at Bealville. So, a westbound descending the hill was s... (more)
SP 8262 West passes Stockton Tower.
An SP GP60 leads a westbound UP stack train on a rare move down Track 2, normally the route for eastbounds.
Southern Pacific MP15AC 2733, yard slug 1012 and SW1500 2536 are assigned the chore of dumping rail between Utah Jct. and C&S Jct.
A quartet of classic Southern Pacific SD45s pull a Utah Railway coal empty east out of Provo Yard the evening of May 19, 1986.
A quartet of brand new Southern Pacific GE's has been added to the point of this Eastbound double stack train as it nears the top of Beaumont Hill.