At the isolated location of Eagle Nest, AZ, an eastbound Santa Fe manifest comes out of a rock cut on the Williams Crookton Line Change, which the railroad built in 1960. The new line has gentle c... (more)
In March 1997, SP SD40R No. 7361 is getting a complete overhaul. Much of her superstructure has been removed to allow access to the many parts that are being replaced or rebuilt.
Amtrak P42DC No. 1 leads train No. 2 through Stockham, location of much-used double crossovers in Tucson. The dispatcher has this morning's Sunset Limited on Track 2, where she'll be right to the ... (more)
On a sunny morning in January 1989, An eastbound SP intermodal train climbs the heavy grade at Woodford, CA. The train has just met a Santa Fe counterpart in the north siding bound for the Central... (more)
On a beautiful afternoon in May of 1999, a westbound UP pig train crosses the Willcox Playa with two SP units for power. At the time this photo was taken, there was only a single track across this... (more)
In August 1972, BN E8 No. 9949 rests between assignments on the Seattle-Portland trains. The big E8A is sitting outside the shops at Interbay Yard.
In the mid-afternoon, a Santa Fe 189 train rounds the curve at Glen Frazer that leads to tunnel 3, the longest on the entire Santa Fe system. In the lead is an SD40-2 still wearing the paint schem... (more)
Wending its way through multiple reverse curves in Clear Creek Ravine between tunnels 3 and 5, a Santa Fe eastbound with a four-unit helper climbs the steep grade east of Bealville. The helper wil... (more)
Big UP SD50 No. 5078 leads a westbound freight over the crossing with Santa Fe's Stockton Sub at the tower. When freights approached the tower, they would often call the operator for a "light... (more)
Right at sunset, what looks to be an OANP (Oakland, CA, to North Platte, NE manifest) hits the west end of Kramm siding as it climbs out of Oroville toward James and the Feather River Canyon. The ... (more)
As traffic passes on Interstate 10, SP 9733 West, a UP manifest, waits for a meet in the siding at Wymola. The headlights of westbound vehicles are lighting up 9733's uniform string of boxcars.
After dropping off loads at the UPS facility at North Bay, Santa Fe 202 West departs for its final destination: Richmond, CA. SD75M No. 202 was looking good on this beautiful afternoon.
Late in the afternoon on clear day in July 1973, Milw Rd U25B No. 5007 and SD40-2 No. 3035 sit outside the railroad's big brick shops in Tacoma.
SP's loaded Oil Cans circle the Loop, with the head end passing over the last cars with near perfection. SD40R, No. 7300, the "class" locomotive for this SP rebuilt engine type, is leadi... (more)
Waiting at the west end if Sando for an approaching train, recently delivered SD75M No. 231 idles rhythmically as her engineer has his eyes fixed on the horizon. The eastbound's headlight is now s... (more)