The western limit of the Pennsy catenary has slowly crept east since this shot. An original Kodachrome slide from my collection; the photographer was not specified.
With more than enough power to accelerate its short commuter train, Southern Pacific SDP45 3208 prepares to depart San Francisco for San Jose on a spring afternoon. In passenger service SP locomot... (more)
One of the three SP SDP45s that received the SPSF "Kodachrome" paint scheme lays over at Ashland.
Chicago Central had 8 SDP45 on lease for 3 month's. Pulling out the sag from Buffalo creek the SDP45's and one SD45-2 are in 8.
Loads grinding along trying to gain speed on the down hill parts of the run.
SP 9025 East passes under the big signal bridge north of its yard in Stockton, CA. On the other side of the train is WP's mainline and its big yard. From this point northward through downtown Stoc... (more)
Two EL SDP-45's and a GP-35 are on the head end of a D&H northbound freight waiting in the siding for a meet. Unfortunately my notes say it is only north of Binghamton but not the exact location.
Three, six-motor EMD's are inside the D&H Colonie Shops. Seemingly out of place, but with both the D&H and EL being under the N&W Dereco arrangement since 1968 it was not uncommon to see EL power ... (more)
Three big, six-motor EMD's move out of the D&H Colonie Shops. Seemingly out of place, with both the D&H and EL being under the N&W Dereco arrangement since 1968 it was not uncommon to see EL powe... (more)
Just over a year into its operation, a Paducah and Louisville freight is led by a pair of former Erie Lackawanna units on a southbound freight along the ICG's mainline. Tom Golden photo
Near sunset, SP SDP45 No. 3202 leads a westbound freight into Stockton just after passing the beginning of double track at Acres. From here south all the way to the Lathrop wye, double track will ... (more)
The last SP "Coast Daylight" Train #98 leaves Palo Alto on its way to Los Angeles on the eve of Amtrak.
Train #98 the Coast Daylight at San Jose