On Black Friday 1992, the Copic Local heads out the Modoc Line. The train has empty beet racks to spot at the Merrill beet loader.
SP's East Pleasanton Turn was descending Altamont Pass through Niles Canyon westbound led by a pair of boiler equipped SD9's kept in captive Bay area service for commuter train backup power.
westbound SP East Pleasanton turn using steam generator equipped commuter power passing through Newark, CA
Looks like a paint job is needed!
On its way to San Francisco with commute train #149, SP 4451 has just passed under Scott Blvd. #4451 and stablemate 4450 were know as "Huff and Puff". The locomotive survives, but is rusting away ... (more)