Western Pacific 2-8-2 311 leads 45 cars west bound at Elko Nevada on July 29th 1937. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.
My great, great uncle Robert F. McKee, Sr., was a design engineer at Baldwin and he would give my father different Baldwin Locomotive Works builder's cards when my father would visit him in Collin... (more)
Western Pacific #26 is a 2-8-0 Consolidation.
The first EMD GP20s built were for Western Pacific, and they had a high short hood, as did Great Northern’s 36 units. February 25, 1985, WP GP20 No. 2006 is stored at Salt Lake City, Utah, after... (more)
Western Pacific Wood Caboose #641 at Cannery Row -Weighing in at approximately 20 tons, the steel car with a wood sided exterior and locally known as Western Pacific Wood Caboose #WP 641. ... (more)
Afternoon service. Members of the steam crew at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum perform some afternoon maintenance on their locomotive, after the conclusion of the day's passenger runs.... (more)
Malfunction Junction. On a sunny, warm, Forth of July weekend in 2022, the Western Pacific Railroad Museum's newly restored 0-6-0 #165 rumbles past "Malfunction Junction", with a ... (more)
Steaming again after nearly 70 years! Over the Fourth of July Weekend, 2022, the Western Pacific Railroad Museum held it's first public weekend of steam operations, using the newly restored... (more)
One of WP's final F7A's running down the Altamont pass en route to the Bay Area
Western Pacific 0-6-0 No. 165 is seen on the loop track at Portola during its first day of public operation. It put on a great show!
Part of WP's scrap yard at Stockton
Western Pacific F7A 919-D, F7B, GP20, F7A prepare to head west out of Keddie yard in October, 1969. Photo from my collection, the photographer was not specified.
Today ex-Zephyr FP7A 805-D and two F-units are rolling a 58 car freight west-bound near Oakland, California on March 10, 1970. From my slide collection, no photographer's name on slide.
In the dead line in Stockton.
When my father went on business trips to San Jose in the late 1970s, the Western Pacific F7s were a favorite target. On this day he didn't get an F7 on the lead, but GP40 3501 - GP20 2008 - F7(a)... (more)