Heading eastbound through Glendale on a crisp winter afternoon is a Southern Pacific freight, headed from the Pacific Northwest to Los Angeles’ Taylor Yard. The train is powered by a six-axle qua... (more)
Heading to the Washington Central, SP 4449 rolls east on Burlington Northern's former SP&S mainline.
Power for SP's Toledo Switcher and Toledo Hauler is parked at the depot in Toledo. Shortline startup Willamette & Pacific was just eight days away.
The outbound Toledo Hauler has just emerged from tunnel 24, and is crossing a trestle that spans the Yaquina River. Southern Pacific would operate the Toledo Branch for only eight more days befor... (more)
A westbound freight passes the boarded up station at the former air base, used by Ft. Bliss. Odd name.
One of Southern Pacific’s "Haulers," short-haul freights that transferred cars between yards, large or small, departed the railroad’s West Colton Yard eastbound, as all departures do. B... (more)
A Rio Grande SD45 leads five Southern Pacific units on a mixed freight moving on the BN's Racetrack. Tom Golden photo.
The UP has a coal branch that ran south of Grand Junction, CO, out to Hawksnet, CO. The branch is 91 miles long and was built in 1902. The DRGW/SP/UP gained access to a few mines like Bowie and So... (more)
Southern Pacific GE AC4400CW No. 201 rests on the pass-through track from the turntable as a shop employee walks between the two roundhouse buildings at the locomotive facility of Wisconsin Centra... (more)
A trio of Southern Pacific EMDs leads an autorack train out of the BN's Cicero Yard. Tom Golden photo.
The sun has yet to rise high enough to clear the San Gorgonio Mountains to the east as a Southern Pacific "Hauler" departs the railroad’s West Colton Yard. This train has the usual SP &... (more)
Thomas Szczesniak Jr. photo.
A trio of brand new Southern Pacific GEs is at the BRC's service track awaiting preparation for their first revenue move. Thomas Szczesniak Jr. photo.
An eastbound Southern Pacific iron ore train heads east under Interstate 15 and past the vineyards of Ontario in the late 70s. SP SD39 5316 is teamed with a pair of SP U33Cs to pull this 60 (or s... (more)
Restored 1921-built Southern Pacific 4-6-2 P-8 2472 skirts the Pacific Ocean as pulls a passenger excursion, the Pacific Shore Limited, utilizing Rio Grande Ski Train coaches and a former P... (more)