The sound of these 6 Western Pacific units getting underway at Cliffside was simply overwhelming. They had held the main while an eastbound passed by on the siding. Thirty six years ago and I'm st... (more)
Western Pacific GP20 switching in the Elko, Nevada yard. Scanned from a color print
On one of my father's business trips, he lensed this view of a WP southbound hitting the SP diamond at Niles Tower in Fremont, California in the very last rays of daylight. R.T. Steinbrenner ... (more)
Orange and Silver GP7 703 with a huge plow, resting at Stockton yards, California.
Assigned to work the Oakland Yard in August, 1969, Alco S-2 557 is now wearing an all orange paint scheme applied to many switchers and F-units in the late 60s. Of course, everything on a railr... (more)
This solid orange scheme, as seen on 918-A, was used on Western Pacific near the end of the Orange and Silver era to save on painting costs.
WP 3555 heads towards the diesel service area in the Union Pacific East LA yard.
Western Pacific GE U30B #3064 and U23B 2259 at Roper Yard, Salt Lake City.
A westbound Western Pacific freight with (4) F7's rolling along the Feather River Canyon, California on July 29, 1970.
Cabooses from three different railroads, all of whom one day would be absorbed in to the Union Pacific, sit in the UP Yermo Yard. Photo taken with permission.
Western Pacific 913 leads two more F7As and two GP-9s up the grade near Pleasanton. Note the open autorack cars. Ah the good ole days.
WP 3068 leads a long freight up the hill at Altamont.
A solid set of Western Pacific power heads west over the Keddie Wye bridge in the Feather River Canyon.
Amtrak's westbound Feather River Express drifts across Rock Creek on the homeward leg of the 2011 Portola Railroad Days excursion. On this day the heartbeat of the Feather River Route's former own... (more)
WP 3551 and UP 1226 sit in the UP East Los Angeles yard on another hazy day. Back in those days, the word "smog" could be easily be used instead of the "hazy". Photo taken wi... (more)