With a light rain falling, freshly painted Santa Fe 1569 sits along with other SPSF merger paint scheme locomotives and slug units in primer paint outside of the San Bernardino engine shops.
Photographer Dave Stanley scurries back to the photographer's Plymouth Valiant after getting a shot of a Santa Fe York Canyon Coal Train at Martinez Spur on Cajon Pass.
SF merger helper set 1564 and 1575 push hard on SF caboose 999236 and another heavy eastbound train up the north track in Cajon Pass on a beautiful November 1985 day.
SP 5304 near Techachapi 1977
A solid merger helper set on the SF 5966 east. Helper units 1564 and 1575 push hard on SF cabose 999474 as a westbound SF train descends Cajon Pass on the south track.
Led by 3 SPSF merger-painted SD39's, the LA-KC 893 train makes a quick stop to cut out helpers on a stormy winter morning.
Not long after the Soo bought the MN&S the pair of MN&S SD39's started to roam system wide. Equipped with Hancock air whistles and with an amber flasher above the front walkway the units presented... (more)
After a few years of steady road service after the Soo bought the MN&S the pair of Ex MN&S SD39's started to call the Twin Cities home. The Soo seemed to have a history of keeping roster oddities ... (more)
PGR 40 was recently brought over from Minnesota to help haul sand on the busy Wisconsin Northern. L1 is seen headed north with 63 empties. First stop Superior Silica Sands, followed by Cheiftain... (more)
PGR 40 was recently brought over from Minnesota to help haul sand on the busy Wisconsin Northern. L1 is seen headed north near Bloomer with 63 empties. First stop Superior Silica Sands, followed... (more)
I thought it was neat how trains rolled through Denver Union Station when I was there in the early 1980s. I liked the SD39 leading this train.
A pair of BNSF SD power (1812 is a SD39 and 1892 is a SD40) with slightly different paint schemes make their way through a north Denver neighborhood headed for an adjacent industrial area.
Power at shop. On property with permission
Empty rock train returning to Dell Rapids SD awaiting yard crew.
Guilford Locomotive Roster, 1984-1988, Boston & Maine SD39 Ex N&W 2963, nee Illinois Terminal 2303.