New Power for a New YardSP SD38-2 2975 is one of six units built (in April 1973) for use on then-new West Colton Yard's hump. It is seen here, teamed with slug 100 and SD38-2 2971, ... (more)
Cotton Belt GP35 6515, SP GP35 6582, SP U33C 8706 and SP SD40 8409 (note the yellow handrails on the 6515, typical of Cotton Belt power in the 1960s)
Southern Pacific U30C 7926 and GP35 6609
SP H24-66 "Trainmaster" 3028 (ex-4808) sits forlornly in Bloomington, California's West Colton Yard. Just a year or two before this date these large Fairbanks-Morse diesels ruled the San Francisco... (more)
Southern Pacific RSD12 2959 (ex-7009) at West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California on December 6, 1976.
Former Bicentennial unit 9389 sits in the West Colton engine facility between assignments.
Southern Pacific U33C 8669 brings a westbound manifest into West Colton Yard as Cotton Belt GP9 4142 works the yard.
Southern Pacific Dash 9-44CW 8159 heads east through West Colton Yard on April 28, 1996.
Southern Pacific SD45T-2 9333 leads a colorful consist into West Colton Yard. Included in the lash-up are Rio Grande GP40-2 3089, Missouri-Kansas-Texas SD40-2 606, B&O GP40-2 4226 (in Chessie Sys... (more)
A westbound "hauler" rounds the balloon track as SP's West Colton Yard in order to orient itself for the run to the LA Basin.
Union Pacific SD40 3016 is ready to depart SP's West Colton Yard with a transfer run on January 3, 1987.
BN SD40-2 6803 was one of several BN SD40-2/RCE sets that tested on the SP in the late 1970s to evaluate remote locomotive operations.
Espee SD9s 4317 and 4358 bring a short train past the GATX repair facility at West Colton Yard near San Bernardino, CA.
SP SW1500s 2620 and 2621 at the soon-to-open West Colton Yard.