SP 9010 Debut Run July 20th - Railfan event. Niles Canyon Railway.
SP’s German K-M hydraulic 9002 basks in the sun at Sacramento, Calif. but don’t be deceived in thinking the K-M’s had 4-wheel trucks. A low tie-rod or truck component creates a shadow that hides ... (more)
Was this a forerunner of things to come, when the D&RGW acquired the Southern Pacific in 1988? Participating in the low-speed (and low gear) wheel lift tests at Sacramento in March 1964 were th... (more)
At one end of SP’s test train at Sacramento Shops to monitor wheel lift were 3 Krauss-Maffei hydros and at the other end were two that had been acquired from dissatisfied customer D&RGW. The loc... (more)
Wow, a sunny April day in Oregon?? Grab the camera. Forty-four miles south of Portland, the 2nd section of scheduled Train 665 is considered "westbound" on SP at Brooks, Oregon headed for Eugen... (more)
Both D&RGW and the SP ordered three German Krauss-Maffei ML-4000 diesel hydraulics in 1961, but after three years D&RGW wasn't happy with the experiment. They sold their three to willing-buyer SP... (more)
One of SP's "hood" type of KM desel hydraulics