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In the years after World War II Southern Pacific went from being the most bullish railroad on passenger service to one of its biggest detractors. It continually downgraded service until Amtrak took over what remained.
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Photo ID: 770074

Photog John West....from my collection.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SDP45
Location: Salinas, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 3209
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 02, 1971


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By: Tom Farence

Added: Apr 24, 2021

Views: 6,334
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Photo ID: 765026

SP FP7 6393 was leading Rock Island E8 648 and two SP E7B's, eastward at Los Angeles, CA. on the Golden State in 1967. From my collection, Photo by Bob Ferge.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6393
Train ID: Golden State
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Mar 04, 2021

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Photo ID: 762672

In the 1960s, my father sought out Santa Fe and Southern Pacific PAs whenever he was in California. Here, Southern Pacific #102, the eastbound City of San Francisco, is led by four PAs soon after... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Alco PA
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 102
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Feb 09, 2021

Views: 7,424
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Photo ID: 762010

Southern Pacific Train 52, the San Joaquin Daylight, is led by an A-B-A set of F7s at Richmond, CA in the 1960s. The train is about to pass under my father's vantage point, the Santa Fe bridge. ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Richmond, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6383
Train ID: SP 52
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Feb 03, 2021

Views: 4,307
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Favorited: 14
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Photo ID: 734070

The Shasta Daylight is burning up the Cal P near Elmira on a hot summer day in 1956. This image was taken by the late John E. Shaw, Jr.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Elmira, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6020
Train ID: SP 10
Photo Date: 1956


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Apr 25, 2020

Views: 8,790
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Photo ID: 732732

Southern Pacific FP7 6453 lead the Coast Daylight south near San Francisco, passing a commuter train heading into the city. R.T. Steinbrenner Photo

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6453
Train ID: SP #98
Photo Date: Unknown


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By: Ted Steinbrenner

Added: Apr 14, 2020

Views: 5,625
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Photo ID: 659835

Train #98 the Coast Daylight at San Jose

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SDP45
Location: San Jose, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 3209
Train ID: The Daylight
Photo Date: February, 1971


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: Jun 02, 2018

Views: 5,363
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Photo ID: 658075

Stopped at Tracy

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Tracy, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6461
Train ID: San Joaquin Daylight
Photo Date: March, 1971


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By: Drew Jacksich

Added: May 15, 2018

Views: 4,317
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Favorited: 20
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Photo ID: 607823

On the Northwestern Pacific A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Budd RDC
Location: Willits, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP-10
Train ID: NWP 3
Photo Date: January 31, 1971


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Feb 23, 2017

Views: 3,033
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Photo ID: 607188

The San Joaquin Daylight. A Roger Puta Photograph

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Unknown
Location: Bakersfield, CA, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Train 51
Photo Date: January 24, 1971


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By: Marty Bernard

Added: Feb 18, 2017

Views: 3,845
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Favorited: 21


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Photo ID: 589352

Amtrak No. 6 prepares to depart 16th Street Station in Oakland.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6447
Train ID: AMTK 6
Photo Date: April, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Sep 16, 2016

Views: 4,576
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Favorited: 22
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Photo ID: 538756

The conductor on the lead SP helper checks his consist to ensure everything is ok. The helper was added to help Amtrak's returning Fun Train to make it over Donner.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD SD45
Location: Long Ravine, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 8936
Train ID: Reno Fun Train
Photo Date: February, 1973


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Jul 17, 2015

Views: 5,621
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Photo ID: 531446

An F and an E bring SP’s westbound Train 1, “Sunset Limited,” to a passenger stop at Lake Charles, La. in the evening sunshine on Jan. 7, 1970 when the days were short. Unless they get swapped ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6459
Train ID: SP 1
Photo Date: January 07, 1970


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: May 19, 2015

Views: 7,361
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Photo ID: 531444

SP’s Train 2 “Sunset Limited” leaves Houston, Texas headed to Louisiana and final terminal New Orleans. FP7 6453 is assisted by a SDP45.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6453
Train ID: SP 2
Photo Date: November 19, 1970


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: May 19, 2015

Views: 6,755
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Favorited: 31
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Photo ID: 530728

SP’s Train 12 “Cascade” left Eugene, Oregon five minutes ago before it picked up train orders at Burma where new CTC signals were being installed. It’s now 6:20 a.m. and the Alco PA’s have 121 mo... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Burma, Oregon, USA
Locomotive #: SP 6026
Train ID: SP 12
Photo Date: March 30, 1964


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: May 12, 2015

Views: 10,895
Comments: 2

Favorited: 60
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