Southern Pacific FP7 6453 lead the Coast Daylight south near San Francisco, passing a commuter train heading into the city.
R.T. Steinbrenner Photo
SP’s Train 2 “Sunset Limited” leaves Houston, Texas headed to Louisiana and final terminal New Orleans. FP7 6453 is assisted by a SDP45.
A Snowflake Special in the early morning light heading out of San Jose in the eastbay area
After an overnight run over Donner Pass, SP #6453 leads a Pacific Rail Society special past the Agnew depot in Santa Clara on it way home to Los Angeles. The depot is one of the few remaining stru... (more)
The "Snowflake Special" is seen in the early morning light waiting to depart and pick up it's passengers for the ride back to Los Angeles
The westbound Sunset Limited is seen at Alhambra station.
After an all night run up thr coast from LA Pacific Rail Society's special is heading to Reno with #6453 on the point. Seen passing the Martinez Depot
ex-SP, now belonging to Amtrak, #6453 is leading the Eastbound San Francisco Zephyr at Baxter. SP required Amtrak to use the F-units during "adverse weather" as they did not like the plows on the ... (more)
Pacific Rail Society in the Los Angeles area operated many charter trains over SP's Donner Pass line. In February of 1971, SP 6453 led one thru the one time lumber and ice making community of Flor... (more)
For a time, although the SDP's were equipped with icicle breakers and plows, SP still required Amtrak to use one of the FP7's aquired from the railroad during bad weather. Seen here leading, forme... (more)