Late in the afternoon, a couple of young boys hang out near a small bridge as a WP westbound crosses it. To the right of the train is the WP-Santa Fe interchange yard.
WP 3513 East roars northward through the lower Sacramento Valley, at Kingdon, CA, on its way to Salt Lake City.
A WP mechanical department workman gives GP35 No. 3007 a thorough washing before she goes into the shop.
A WP westbound enters the yard at Charter Way.
A string of former Western Pacific GEs sits outside Union Pacific's North Little Rock shops awaiting disposition. Several of these units would be rebuilt to a Super7-23B for use on the Monongahel... (more)
Somebody has written "Too young to die" across the top front of WP F7A No. 915-D. Indeed, during the 70s, many of WP's F7As were traded in for newer EMDs.
438 wears the colors of its new parent, Union Pacific, but still retains the number and letters of the Western Pacific.
My favorite UP-MP-WP "merger" lashup is this view of a southbound train on MoPac's Oklahoma Sub. crossing the North Canadian River bridge near Dustin, OK in 1984. The unit in UP paint was built f... (more)
After the UP-MP-WP merger, some Western Pacific GP40's were reassigned to Fort Worth where thier dynamic brakes could be utilized on the Baird and Toyah Subs in West Texas. The 4 axle units were d... (more)
On the Missouri Pacific service track in Texarkana we find representatives of three railroads that are now fallen flags. The DRGW GP30 was running off horsepower hours at the time, and the WP GP40... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
After the Western Pacific and Union Pacific merger in 1983, WP power was scattered throughout the Union Pacific system. GP35s No. 3005 and 3013 were assigned to work locals between Provo and Gene... (more)
Western Pacific 3003 passes Hobart Tower as it heads South towards Long Beach and the Harbor area.
Six high-hood Western Pacific locomotives are stored at Salt Lake City on February 25, 1985—four EMD GP7s and two GP20s.