Happiness is finding a new Western Pacific GP40-2 in your hometown! The 3554 was built new by EMD for the WP in April 1980, from the carrier's final batch of new locomotives prior to merging with ... (more)
Western Pacific derrick 79 finds itself in Union Pacific's North Yard in Salt Lake City on Feb. 29, 1984. Any information regarding the builder of the WPMW 79 and its disposition would be highly a... (more)
Western Pacific caboose 428 rests in fresh paint at UP North Yard in Salt Lake City. It was part of a 35 car order built by International Car Company for the WP in 1955 and 1956. The 428 would be ... (more)
The 'rebuilder's' plate for Western Pacific GP35 #3005 reflects the sun's rays quite nicely at Union Pacific's Provo Yard on March 4, 1984.
A sad sight for Western Pacific fans is this extensive lineup of stored power in Salt Lake City after the merger with UP. Many of these units would be purchased and rebuilt while others were donat... (more)
A new GP40-2 awaits the call to serve on Western Pacific's mainline out of Salt Lake City. The 3546 was built by EMD for the WP in July 1979.
Soon after the 1983 UP-WP merger, Western Pacific locomotives were scattered throughout the UP system. WP 3019, a Boise rebuilt EMD GP35, works the morning switch job in the joint UP/Utah Railway ... (more)
In July 1983, the Union Pacific repainted a pair of Western Pacific F7s at North Platte for donation to railroad museums. The WP 917 went to the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association for display ... (more)
Photographed on Kodachrome more than two years after America's Bicentennial celebration, WP 1776 awaits servicing at D&RGW's Roper Diesel Shop in South Salt Lake. GP40 1776 was built the WP 3540 b... (more)
Serviced by the D&RGW at Roper Diesel Shop in South Salt Lake, a trio of WP locomotives await an assignment to haul traffic west to Nevada and California. The WP 3539 is a GP40, built by EMD for t... (more)
during WP's last year before suffering "yellow fever" and dying at the hands of UP the hottest train on the railroad, the auto parts laden "Ford Fast" was crossing the North Fork of the Feather Ri... (more)
only a couple of years into UP's takover of the WP a pair of exWP GP's led UP southbound "Mead Local" past Manual siding a few miles from the end of the branch.
High-hood GP20 No. 2007 idles in the late afternoon sun on the ready track.
GE and EMD power idles outside the shops at Stockton Yard.
EMD, GE, and a slough of Alcos team up to lift an eastbound manifest up the grade at James.