A pair of SD40-2's work the yard in Barstow. A unit still in Cascade green is part of another set of yard units.
The once huge fleet of SD-40-2's has now been bumped to yard service as seen here in Barstow Yard.
A lashup of four axle units in three differrent paint schemes makes up a train in Barstow yard. A lone EMD GP60 splices three GE B40-8W units
Eastbound stacks enter Barstow as a westbound heads out of town of the other main.
UP 7719 about to cross the center span in Afton Canyon.
UP 8600 rolls down Afton Canyon.
With units of the type already being rebuilt fortunately one was "kodachromed" in its original form.
Looking almost new, this "problem child" would become one member of the few GE locomotives extensively rebuilt. I hope there are more in the future.
Santa Fe freight yards Barstow, CA.
These were getting rather long in the tooth by the time we captured the great lines in this broadside.
Amtrak SDP40F 500, pulling train 35, the westbound "Desert Wind," makes a station stop in Barstow, California, on June 24, 1981.
Roaring out of the yard eastbound this is a really mixed freight. Pigs mixed in are getting to be unusual. I guess you can see the entire train if you can see that well.
Kind of unusual I guess, the new paint scheme but an unrebuilt unit.
Unlike the truely wierd trucks SP had on their GP-40Xs ATSF opted for the regular -2 trucks. I love those flared radiators.