Two SP trains, one led by SP 8538, and the other led by SP 7673, sit at the ready tracks waiting for outbound crews as the sun sets over Tucson. Photo taken with permission.
With Santa Fe's double-track main line far below, a heavy SP manifest out of West Colton roars up the steep grade of the Palmdale-Colton Cut-off. If you look closely, you can see that the SP line ... (more)
SP's Globe Local enters Safford, Arizona on a hot summer afternoon. Operation of the line was conveyed to Kyle Railways later in the year.
SP's SLO freight house late in the afternoon back in the early 70's.
SP 9019 waits patiently in the helper spur for the next eastbound train out of West Colton to arrive. Soon the helper set will be cut in to the train and begin the push east up Banning Pass.
Former Southern Pacific 8525, now sporting a GECX marking, leads an eastbound manifest out of the Tucson Yard.
Former Southern Pacific snoot 8313, now with a GECX marking, sits at the diesel service area in the Tucson Yard. Photo taken with permission.
Eastbound descending the Tennessee Pass route at Vallie Siding, which is east of Salida. This line would be shut down three months later.
A giant at rest. Southern Pacific Daylight # 4449 is seen at the Oregon Rail Heritage Centre on the evening of 6th October 2017.
The Laws Railroad Museum provided a nice setting for the newly restored SP 18, and this was one of the more interesting photo ops. The wig wag, dusty crossing, and old cars all seems to fit quite... (more)
OMNGV with a load of taconite for Geneva Steel climbs along the Arkansas River on the Tennessee Pass route about a month before the line was shut down. D&RGW's Kobe siding is located just west of ... (more)
A Directors's Special curves along the Sacramento River at Gibson siding.
The first of four "Farewell to the Harrimans" trips prepares for departure to San Francisco.
A couple of Cadillacs lay over until the start of the work week.
Golden Gate Railroad Museum runs its ex US Army No. 1847 H-12-44 now Southern Pacific No.1487 on Memorial Day Weekend.