Dirty Old Town ... er ... DieselBecause of the large number of tunnels (and snowsheds) found on the Southern Pacific, the railroad and EMD designed the SD45T-2 (and later the SD40T-... (more)
A snoot drifts down to the big interlocking. I used to refer to the ledge under the freeway here as "Hobo Union Terminal" The bos and the empty Santa Fe Ruby Port bottles (20% alcohol and $1.95 ... (more)
As soon as this train departed West Colton Yard, the rain started up again. This Southern Pacific eastbound hits the diamonds as it crosses Santa Fe's Third District at Colton, CA. The SP's trai... (more)
A lock stamped with both AT&SF and SP rests on a doorway on the old wooden tower that once guarded the crossing of the two roads in Colton, California.
Union Pacific SD40 3072 slams across the diamonds at Colton on its way east. Colton is where the ATSF/UP line crosses SP's Sunset Route.
An SD40 / SD40-2 / SD40 lashup leads an eastbound Union Pacific freight as it crosses the SP's Sunset Route at Colton crossing.
Local power -- Union Pacific GP30 859 and GP20 492 sit in Colton, California on Christmas Eve, 1976.
Santa Fe high-priority "Super C" blows past the tower protecting the crossing with Southern Pacific's Sunset Route at Colton on Boxing Day 1972.
SSW Bicentennial SD45T-2 9389 approaches the Santa Fe crossing at Colton, CA in December 1977
UP GP30 829 leads a “Fast Forty” SD40-2 and a pair of “Centennials” (DDA40X diesels) eastbound across the SP Sunset Route at Colton Tower.
BN SD40-2 6805 and SP U33C 8586 head an eastbound across the Santa Fe mainline at Colton Tower, Colton, CA on Christmas Eve, 1976. Mid-train are three SSW SD45T-2 helpers and a BN radio control c... (more)
Eastbound excursion (Pacific Locomotive Society?) from the porch of the long since demolished tower.
Big UP waits as the SP's GP9 crosses......