The El Segundo Local begins its shove into Grain Craft the morning after Christmas with a long cut of cars.
When I found out that the last SP GP40-2 on the UP roster was working on the El Segundo Local there was one shot I knew I wanted and it was this, of the train coming in onto the Wilmington Sub wit... (more)
The last GP40-2 on the UP roster still in SP colors, although patched and tagged, builds another day's version of the El Segundo local alongside the Los Angeles River the day after Christmas in a ... (more)
Celebrity geep UP 1124 passes a WB Canadian grain and someones unfortunate automobile mistake. Just another day in North Portland.
Patches or paint shop.
Power for Willamette & Pacific's Eugene Hauler crosses over Burlington Northern's former Oregon Electric. Today, both lines are united under the Portland & Western banner.
Former St. Louis Southwest Railway ( Cotton Belt ) GP60 1005 rests on the Oakdale branch just off the BNSF Stockton Sub.
UP patched Southern Pacific #6181 (AC4400CW) sits in the BNSF engine servicing facility.
A rare sight is UP 6290 (AC4400CW), one of the last remaining Southern Pacific primes which carries the speed lettering of the SP. Here we see it cross the Rio Grande bridge on the Belt Line whic... (more)
MNA has acquired several former SP tunnel motors over the years, as of lately they've begun to retire them or sell them off. Several months ago 9362 was still active on the MNA roster, and here it... (more)
Looking sharp with a freshly painted (or new) snowplow, UP 1124 goes about its switching duties under the golden hour sunlight.
The deadlines east of the shop at NRE are thinning, but there are still some need engines to see: Built as an SD45 as CNW 913, it was sold and rebuilt as an SD40M-2 as SP 8670. At the merger, UP p... (more)
In the Cut at Hermosa west portal
Eastbound lead by UP #7462 and patched ex-Espee #6365 hustles a salad shooter into the super elevation and the cut before the Hermosa Tunnel... (more)
Former SP 9721 still looks pretty good for being 29 years old. The motor has been a classic fixture around the PNW, roaming between Seattle and Eugene and working many local jobs.
Rocking back and forth down the overly worn out right-of-way that makes up the PG spur in Oxnard, UP 1053 and a fellow GP60 make their way back toward the mainline with a single CNW boxcar.