Before delivering its coal loads to Davenport Cement, SP's Davenport Local cut off two of its four GP9s. Note the disrepair of the rail in the yard. The photographer remembers passing through this... (more)
Durbin & Greenbrier Valley's "New Tygart Flyer" passes a rock cut at Poe Run Road as it approaches Elkins on the return trip from the "High Falls of Cheat". According to RRPA, ... (more)
Sierra Railroad GP9E No. 46 powers a four-car passenger extra through the verdant hills east of Paulsell at mile 12.2. This train was operated as a special run on the Sunday after Winterail on Mar... (more)
Marooned On the Waterfront in Eureka California - SP 2872 and four other former Southern Pacific GP-9's sit rotting away in the salt air of the North Coast burb of Eureka. Once known for l... (more)
Or DOD 1401. I am not sure what the real nomenclature on this unit was but it and 001 were the queens of the fleet, immaculately maintained and specially painted. This old SP horse got lucky in ... (more)
Or DOD 1400. I am not sure what the real nomenclature on this unit was but it and 002 were the queens of the fleet, immaculately maintained and specially painted. The old SP horse got lucky in r... (more)
Springtime in California Sierra Railroad GP9E leads a four-car passenger extra through an “S curve” in the verdant hills east of Paulsell at mile 12.2. This passenger extra was operated... (more)
4493 is a former SP unit
just another one of many daily Colton to Los Angeles Taylor yard haulers passing through El Monte, CA led by eclectic power combinations during this period of time
The Santa Cruz local returning to Watsonville after a run up to Davenport on Walker St.
SP Costa Mesa local heading down Santa Ana Street in Anaheim on the way to Costa Mesa
Fresh from the paint shop 3787 leads an eastbuond Dolores hauler down the San Pedro Branch that ran alongside Alameda Street the entire way with LA's city hall in the distance.
Adding TAMA 33 "Tamalpais" to Amtrak #11. The station building had been closed due to Loma Prieta earthquake damage for about 4 years. Note SP commuter platform at second level of station.