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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Motive Power / Tunnel Motor

A brand-new tunnel motor descends the grade at Caliente, CA, in the Tehachapi Mountains as the trailing unit.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Passenger special

CSRM's SP E9A 6051 leads a passenger special with SP SDP45's 3201 and 3207. Seen here arriving at Oakland's 16th Street Station on April 27, 1985.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Daylight Paint / SD-2

 At Roseville yard a SD-2 in Daylight (experimental) colors taken in 8/86.........

Saturday, January 8, 2011

SP Motive power

Unpatched Southern Pacific #192 leads the OSJCH oil train through Findlay Illinois on a snowy December day.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Classic Southern Pacific!

Classic Southern Pacific! SP F7A 6325 and F7B 8219 (both November 1950 graduates of the EMD La Grange, IL, factory) sit with a caboose at the station in Chatsworth, California, on the SP's Coast Line.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

SP's Oil Cans

SP's Oil Cans, symboled BKDOU, meets a westbound Santa Fe intermodal in the town of Tehachapi as the 10,000-ton train roars upgrade.

Photo Steve Schmollinger

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Super Bowl Special

On the morning of January 30, 1988, SP's Super Bowl Special hustles down the Valley Line at Ripon, CA, on its way to LA. I think thats the cleanest I have ever seen SP engines!

Photo Steve Schmollinger

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Truckee River

Big SP T-2 No. 9332 leads a westbound manifest along the Truckee River a few miles east of Truckee, CA.