Before the advent of Santa Fe's Super Fleet GP60Ms, Santa Fe ran locos like these GP39s and SD40-2s on their hottest transcontinental trains. The EMDs reflect on their future in the presence of a ... (more)
Santa Fe SD45 5314 and a GE get a servicing stop at Richmond before heading southeast toward Bakersfield on a cool, sunny Pearl Harbor Day in 1985.
A Roger Puta Photograph
A veteran SW1200 is seen working out it's last days on the Richmond Pacific inner job, hauling coal bound for Japan.
Business Cars A Roger Puta Photograph
The BNSF O12 job rolls past the new control point at Rheem as it returns from Northbay with two Bluebonnet GP39-2s in the lead
After having a banner test just east of Giant, the 6-day a week Roseville to San Jose manifest notches up and out of town as it continues its westbound trip down the Cal-P
Amtrak 733 roars past CP Giant as makes it way west down the Cal-P
Amtrak Coast Starlight Train 11 flies through the station at Richmond, and ducks under the tri-light signal bridge
ATSF Richmond Yard.
Spotting empty gons.
One of the evening crews on the Richmond Pacific shuffles hoppers around near the port. With the days growing shorter, most of this work will begin to be done under the cover of darkness.
Richmond Pacific's ex-MP SW interrupts the flow of Wright Ave. as it drags a cut of black diamonds towards the dockside unloading area. This coal was delivered by UP from West Elk Mine (Arco, CO) ... (more)
Valuable payloads race down the Cal P in Richmond, on the home stretch to Oakland under the afternoon sun.