A typical mix of local SP power mingled at SP then new West Colton, CA, engine facility.
The westbound Amtrak "San Francisco Zephyr" is rounding the Cold Spring Canyon curve and will head east for a short while. Barely visable is one of Espee's full length domes
In November of 1971, SP crews changed at Sacramento. The Western Division crew, which started in Oakland, was replaced by a Sacramento Division crew which took the train to Sparks. The outbound cr... (more)
From the time SP's Oakland Mole closed until it was severly damaged in the 1989 earthquake, SP's 16th Station served as Oakland's main depot. In November of 1971, SP power still ruled on Amtrak's ... (more)
The coming of Amtrak saw trains #5 and 6, the San Francisco Zephyr (or whatever they called it in the first few months) again running SP FP7's. In this shot, they are passing Eckley, now known as ... (more)
Amtrak's eastbound San Francisco Zephyr passes a wig-wag at Dutch Flat as it grinds up the Donner grade.