A morning yard crew is seen working the yard at Roseville near the engine maintenance facility.
A morning yard crew is seen working the yard at Roseville, building a manifest train for a road crew to take up over “The Hill” to Donner Summit and down to Reno.
Southern Pacific 4-6-0 No. 2252
Constructed by Cooke in March, 1897, 4-6-0 No. 2252 is one of the oldest standard gauge Southern Pacific locomotives in existence. Southern Pacific donate... (more)
Somehow, though SP had hundreds, the U boats always seemed like rarities. I guess it was because they were first things stored, disliked by crews, etc. This one arriving from the Bay Area has mi... (more)
My all-time favorite F unit in its finest form, lights, dynamic brakes, icebreakers and snow plows, reprising its former role, leading the "San Francisco Zephyr".
Gloriously unrebuilt and fully equipped with that remarkable “ashcan” light this beauty idles in the sun. There must be a story behind that paint job.
Working on the Night Shift. Mechanics at Union Pacific's Roseville Yard can often be seen working late into the night, performing the critical task of locomotive maintenance.
In early 1978, the Southern Pacific Railroad took delivery of four former SP U25B diesels that had been rebuilt by Morrison-Knudson with Swiss-made Sulzer V12 diesel engines. These four engines a... (more)
Parked in the middle of the yard, a pair of SP ACs await their next assignment. From here, they could either head toward Fresno, Bakersfield, and Tehachapi Pass. up the East Valley Line toward Ore... (more)
SP SD45R No. 7500 switches the yard.
UP 1227 sits next to four Southern Pacific rotaries in the Roseville yard.
Five Southern Pacific Flangers and Cotton Belt 86 bring up the rear of a westbound manifest train entering the SP Roseville Yard.
Typical of SP power consists in the last few years of the carrier's existence. Heading East up the Sacramento Valley/