Rounding the bend on the main bypassing West Oakland yard crossing into DS62 territory. That is the old SP Car Shop (Diesel Shop) in the background
nice to have an ex-SP SD45T-2 carbody trailing behind with UP2850 second (ex-SP6858, ex-SP9307) A former SP GP38-2, UP605 (ex-SP4844), was trailing fifth in the lash-up offline
More street running time through "the Square"
Street running time through "the Square" as Ted Smith-Peterson (Ted S-P!) nabs his shot to my right.
Passing Amtrak's Oakland Jack London Square station (OKJ) on the outside main
Passing through CP Strong and approaching Jack London Square from the south.
Train is highballing the old remanants of the northern-most Fruitvale signal bridge. Love the old look of this location w/ some old wood buildings mixed in with houses and other old industry.
UP 2725 is the former SP SD45R 8649, ex-MK 959, originally C&NW SD45 959.
A pair of newly rebuilt units, a UP SD60M and a four axle leaser are Houston bound entering the Jordan block.
SP 8584 is a SD40M-2 rebuilt by Morrison Knudsen from a SD45, originally SP 9074 then NRE 9074. One of not many SP units unpatched in Feb 2005.
Santa Cruz Local above the village of Capitola, CA
SP 8577 waits for it's next assignment in Watsonville Jct.
The local helper set is taking a rare trip south out of SLO. The consist is made up of two former SP SD40M-2s and a UP SD40-2. In the background is a southbound UP freight.
A single SD40M-2 still in SP paint was left on the third track of the SLO "yard" near the south end by Orcutt road. Apparently this unit was set out the night before by a northbound MWCPD. Nikon... (more)
Yard power between jobs.