On the last day of April, 1967, a spring blizzard is closing in as the PVSC, UP’s daily Provo-Salt Lake City local, eases down the hill behind GP9 297 and a string of motive power worthy of a main... (more)
SP diesel shop / fuel rack early evening at Oakland, Calif. — K-M 9005, Geep 5759, F7 6402 and Alco PA 6023.
A New Mexico thunderstorm builds in the background as refrigerator cars of California produce, freshly iced, await a crew change on July 28, 1967 at Belen, New Mexico. Led by the 818, two hefty Al... (more)
In the days before it became a conveyor belt for Powder River Basin coal, the Joint Line offered drama and variety. Here on April 9, 1966, Denver & Rio Grande Western 5313, one of ten SD9’s on the... (more)
Santa Fe’s Super Chief-El Capitan Train 17 west has just left La Junta, Colo. and its two FP45’s (Nos. 104, 105) have the train up to speed as it whizzes by a windmill that pumps water for a lives... (more)
PA-1 602 smokes it up as it accelerates across Sand Creek near Sandown Junction, Denver. Ellis, Kansas - Denver 369, one of Union Pacific‘s last mixed trains, originates in Kansas City as number 6... (more)
Rio Grande #6001 Alco PA1+PB1+PA1 are in charge of the 'California Zephyr' at Grand Junction, Colorado. Both east and westbound were fueled and watered at facilities on either end of the depot p... (more)
The westbound Grand Canyon is assisted by two Alcos as it leaves Trinidad and begins its assault on Raton Pass.
Usually always coupled to an EMD diesel, SP's KM 9009 leads Train 663 west (south) about a mile from Junction City with a trainload of Oregon's most renewable resource, lumber. One of the few sun... (more)
With five F7As and only one F7B, SP 6436 East enters the siding to meet a westbound as the brakeman from the westbound is prepared to give a rollby inspection. Holborn is 159 miles west of Ogden.
In the terminal at San Diego waiting to take a train to L.A. The prime mover was a 244 series engine.
As far west as the Chief goes
Western Pacific GPs at Salt Lake City, May 1968.