Racing alongside Stanley Blvd. just outside of Livermore with a steam generator car directly behind the locomotives. The now abandoned SP line thru Niles Canyon to the West and Altamont to the Eas... (more)
The California Zephyr has arrived in Salt Lake from the West on the Western Pacific. The locomotives have been changed (the inbound WP units are to the left) and the train is now on the Rio Grande... (more)
In 1969, Pacific Locomotive Assn. tried to repeat the "Last Run of An ALCO PA" they had run the previous year. If no PA was available, they then promised ATSF's lone E8. Well no PA and no E8 but ... (more)
Amtrak's "rainbow" era was underway. SP 6446 would later become Amtrak #110.
The Super Chief arriving at LAUPT -- Amtrak will arrive in a few weeks
Photo taken East of Martinez, close to where highway 4 is now located, the train will soon enter Franklin Canyon. Note the blade semaphore dropping as the train passed.
The area is unrecognizable... (more)
Commute train #139 powered by one of SP's four "torpedo boat" GP9's. These locomotives were not equipped with dynamic brakes and had the larger roof mounted air tanks. The industrial buildings to ... (more)
Just weeks away from abandonment, ATSF's "San Francisco Chief" is at Collier. The green hills in this photo are now covered with houses.
The Truckee Limited, a charter from Oakland to Truckee and return. This was the last charter train operated by the SP prior to Amtrak