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SP SD45T-2 and SD45 crossing over I-5 in northern California in December 1976 This picture is always special to me. It's the first Southern Pacific engine I ever took a picture of on my first road trip down to California. This picture was taken at Roseburg, Oregon in December 1976.
Northbound SP #8476 (SD40) and an unidentified SD45 taken in northern California in May 1978. SP #4430 (SD9) taken along I-5 west of Bakersfield, CA
Taken in May 1978.



Southern Pacific Locomotive 2718
taken at Alturas, CA in April 1980
More info on this engine click here
   



This next group of pictures were taken at the Southern Pacific Railroad Roseville, CA yard in May 1980
SP #9359 (SD45T-2), #8990 (SD45), 9387 (SSW SD45T-2)
taken at the Roseville, CA yard
An old SP passenger car
SP #3300 baggage chair
Another old SP passenger car
SP #295
Some de-commissioned equipment used for storage SP #9359 (SD45T-2)
SP #9359 (SD45T-2), #8990 (SD45), 9387 (SSW SD45T-2)
taken at the Roseville, CA yard
SSW #9387 (SD45T-2)
taken at the Roseville, CA yard
SP #1529 (SD7)
taken at the Roseville, CA yard
SP #8957 (SD45) SP #9359 (SD45T-2), #8990 (SD45), 9387 (SSW SD45T-2) taken at the Roseville, CA yard
SP #1528 (SD7) taken at the Roseville, CA yard SP #1529 (SD7) taken at the Roseville, CA yard
UP #3482 (SD40-2) SP #4343 (SD9) SP #4349 and #4343 (SD9's)
SP #4438 (SD9), #2495 (EMD SW1500), #2665(SW1500) UP #3482 (SD40-2) UP #3482 (SD40-2) and SP #8903 (SD45)
SP #9244 (SD45T-2) taken at the Roseville, CA yard SSW #9400 (SD45T-2) UP #3114 (SD40), UP #3570 (SD40-2),
SP #9382 (SD45T-2)
UP #3114 (SD40), UP #3570 (SD40-2),
SP #9382 (SD45T-2), SP #9244 (SD45T-2)
Another old SP passenger car
#245 lounge car
SP #3418 (GP9)
SP fueling and sanding facility at the Roseville Yard



Northbound SP freight taken along the Sacramento River near Gibson Siding
SP #905 (SD45) and SSW #9400 (SD45T-2)
     
   



This next group of pictures were taken at Dunsmiur, CA in May 1980
I found this SP train idling away and a perfect opportunity to shoot pictures of the SD45T-2 engines
SP #9191 (SD45T-2)
SSW #9265 (SD45T-2) SP #9343 (SD45T-2) Getting some closer detail shots for modeling purposes
More detail shots



This group of pictures were also taken at Dunsmuir, California ner the SP yards in April 1980
SP #9343 SD45T-2   SP #9191 SD45T-2
SP #9191 SD45T-2   SP #9191 SD45T-2
SP #9191 SD45T-2 SP #9191 SD45T-2
SP #9191 SD45T-2 SP #9343 SD45T-2



I captured these SP engines at Mount Shasta, CA in May 1980
SP #9337 (SD45T-2), #9504 (SD45X), #9252 (SD45T-2)
SP bay-window caboose taken at Mt Shasta, CA McCloud River Railroad Company box car
taken at Mt Shasta, CA



This next group of pictures were taken at the Roseburg, OR Southern Pacific yard in May 1980
The following day I saw the same engines at Roseburg, OR
along with some SD9 engines as well.
SP #9504 (SD45X)
Some old SP baggage cars sitting at the Roseburg, OR yard A very old box from an SP delivery truck
taken at the Roseburg, OR yard
SP #9252 (SD45T-2)
taken at Roseburg, OR in May 1980
Closeup of all the lights on SP #3749 (GP9) A long view of #9252 (SD45T-2) and many other cars
at the Roseburg, OR yard
SP #4308 (SD9), #4325 (SD9), #4394 (SD9)
SP #4308 (SD9), #4325 (SD9), #4394 (SD9) SP #4308 (SD9) SP #4394 (SD9)
SP #4325 (SD9) SP #3749 (GP9)



This next group of pictures were taken at Roseburg, Oregon at the SP yards in April 1980
SP #4433 SD9 SP #4394 SD9 SP #4433, 4394, 4394 all SD9's
Rear view of SP #4433 SD9 Rear view of SP #4395 SD9 Rear view of SP #4394 SD9



SP #6029 (PA2)
A purchased slide
SP #6048 (E9)
A purchased slide



SP #4430 (SD9) and #2607 (SW1500)
taken along US 99 south of Oregon City, OR
taken in the the 1980's
SP #9169 (SD45T-2) taken in the fall of 1980 along US 99 between Oregon City and Canby, OR
We followed the same train along US 99 for a number of miles until the tracks disappeared
   



A mix of UP and SP engines pulling this southbound freight through Canby, OR in the fall of 1980. A couple of SP SD9's taken near Oregon City, OR
Some shots of some SP box cars taken near Oregon City OR along US 99
SP #7619 (GP40-2) and another GP40-2
passing through Oregon City, OR
At the time this wig-wag was still being used
the date was about 1981 or 82
SP #3421, #4405, #4308 and #4411 waiting for an Amtrak passenger train to pass by
Taken along US 99 south of Oregon City, OR
    Finally the Amtrak passes by
SP #228989 Hi-Cube FMC box car Canby, OR SP passenger station when it was still along the tracks
Canby, OR SP passenger station
when it was still along the tracks
SP #1785
on display at Woodburn OR
Former SP baggage car
now a maintenance of way car #MW6039
taken at Canby, OR
Former SP baggage car now a maintenance of way car #MW6039 taken at Canby, OR SP #4354 (SD9) must have been stationed out of Canby, OR
they were just firing it up to do some local switching
SP #4354 (SD9) Northbound Amtrak train passing through Canby, OR
Northbound SP freight with some SD9 engines leading the train
Southbound SP #9025 and SSW #9280 and SP #9368
approaching Canby, OR from the north
Southbound SP #3879 taken along US 99
south of Oregon City, OR



This next group of pictures were taken during an Amtrak journey from Portland, OR to Los Angeles, CA in January 1982
Southbound SP freight passes through the Portlan Union Station
SP MW6044 SP #8549 and #9120 SP #8549 (SD40T-2)
SP #3209 (SDP45) SP engine house with a GP9 and some switchers SP #298 baggage car
SP baggage cars and some miscellaneous passenger cars An old business car SP #4450 (SD9) and #4362 (SD9)
SP #3206 (SDP45) at the sand tower SP commuter cars
Two UP SD40-2 engines seen along the way Some PFE reefers SD #5310 (SD39)
SP #3767 (GP9)and #2622 (SW1500) SP #8796 taken at the Los Angeles yard Taken at Taylor Yard in Los Angeles
Some SP engines taken as we left LA on our way home Some SP cabooses A view out of the rear of our Amtrak train



SP #4423 passing through Oregon City, OR A long string of new GP40-2 engines taken near Salton Sea



 
Northbound SP freight passing through Canby, OR during the summer in the 80's
SP #7301 (SD40R) leading some other units
Southbound SP freight passing through Canby, OR
SP #8524 (SD40T-2) on the point
A closer view of SP #8524 (SD40T-2) Rear shot of SSW #9376 (SD45T-2) SSW #9376 (SD45T-2) and SP #8531 (SD40T-2)
SP #8531 (SD40T-2) Northbound SP #4395 (SD9) passing through Canby, OR SPFE #453709 reefer
Southbound SP #2646 (SW1500) passing through Canby, OR Don't often see this type of caboose used on SP trains



This next group of pictures were taken at the SP Roseville, CA yard in September 1983
SSW #9061 (SD45) SP #7312 (SD40R)
Some SP unit in the Roseville shops SP #9307 (SD45T-2)
SP #9254 (SD45T-2) SP SW1500 Closeup of the lights on one of the SP SW1500's
Burlington Northern #7260 (SD40-2) Union Pacific #3791 (SD40-2) SP #7312 (SD40R)
Some pictures of the service area at the Roseville yard
Some power units in the service area SP water tankers SP switcher unit all bundled up



SP #3855 (GP9) taken along US 99 in September 1983



This next group of pictures were taken at and around the Tehachapi, CA area, including Woodford and the Tehachapi Loop in September 1983
Eastbound SP #8329 (SD40T-2), #9314 (SD45T-2), #9234 (SD45T-2) passing through the town of Tehachapi, CA
Mid-train helper power SSW #9163 (SD45T-2), SP #7479 (SD45R)
SSW #9372 (SD45T-2), #9294 (SD45T-2) and others
making its way through the Tehachapi Loop
SSW #9290 (SD45T-2) part of the same train
The SP caboose follows behind A wide shot of a Santa Fe train stopped on the Loop
An SP work train coming around Waylong Siding lead by #8378 (SD40T-2), #8560 (SD40T-2)
A string of helper power passing through the town of Tehachapi, CA in the even sun
#9213 (SD45T-2), 8524 (SD40T-2), #8358 (SD40T-2), #8339 (SD40T-2)
   



This next group of pictures were taken at Dunsmuir, CA in September 1983
SP #8254 (SD40T-2) SP #8254 (SD40T-2)
SP #9192 (SD45T-2)

SP #9192 (SD45T-2), #8327 (SD40T-2),
#7476 (SD45R), #8254 (SD40T-2)

Closeup of the rear lights on SP #7476 (SD24R)
     
SP #9324 (SD45T-2) sitting on the turntable at Roseville, CA



Former RailBox box car now part of the SP fleet
taken at Oregon City near the elevator.
SP #7371 (SD40E), #9365 (SD45T-2)
passing through Oregon City
UP caboose on that same freight train passing through Oregon City SP #2611 (SW1500) passing through Oregon City



This next group of pictures were taken at the Eugene, OR Southern Pacific yards in the fall of 1985
A mix of SP power parked around the turntable A rear shot of SP #9160 (SD45T-2) SSW #7967 (SD45R)
S{ #7486 (SD45R) More SP power at the Eugene yard
A wide shot of some SP power An old SP baggage-dorm in Daylight colors
A well weathered SW1200 #2274 SP #7031 and #7032 (TE70-4s)
SP #7032, #7031, #7030 (TE70-4s)
Rear view of SP #7031 (TE70-4s) SP #7032 (TE70-4s) Rear view of SP #7031 (TE70-4s)
Closeup of the lights on SP #2274 (SW1200) SP #2274 (SW1200)



Here are a bunch of shots taken of the Springfield, OR SP train station taken in the fall of 1985
     
     
   



SP #4427 (SD9) taken at Roseville, CA in May 1986 SP #7566 (SD45R) taken at Roseville, CA in May 1986



This next group of pictures were taken at the Southern Pacific Railroad Roseville, CA yard in May 1986
SP #7366 (SD40E) Group of SP power in the service area
SP #8503 (SD40T-2) SP #3201 (SDP45) SP #3201 (SDP45)
Rear view of SP #32067 (SDP45) SP #3207 (SDP45) Long view of SP #3201 and #3207
SP #9316 and #9172 (SD45T-2) SP #9081 (SD45) SP #9000 (SD45)
Group of SP power in the service area    
SSW #9383 (SD45T-2) SP #9120 (SD45) SSW #9372 (SD45T-2)
SSW #9372 (SD45T-2), SSW #9295 (SD45T-2) SD #9000 (SD45)



This next group of pictures were taken around Tehachapi, Caliente and the Tehachapi Loop in May 1986
I shot a few shots of this eastbound SP freight passing through the town of Tehachapi, CA in May 1986
SP #7564 (SD45R) on the point
   
Mid-train power SP #9333 (SD45T-2), #9092 (SD45R), #8258 (SD40T-2)
SP work train at Waylong Siding at the top of the loop. SP #9179 (SD45T-2) and #7546 (SD45R)
SP #9138 (SD45), #9204 (SD45T-2), SSW #9384 (SD45T-2) rounding the curve after passing through tunnel #10 at the top of the loop
  SP #9138 (SD45), #9204 (SD45T-2), SSW #9384 (SD45T-2) rounding the loop
SP #9138 (SD45), #9204 (SD45T-2), SSW #9384 (SD45T-2) rounding the loop
SP #9138 (SD45), #9204 (SD45T-2),
SSW #9384 (SD45T-2) rounding the loop
Eastbound SP freight with tunnel #10 in the background
SP #9325 (SD45T-2) on the point
UP #3673) in the consist of the helper power
More of the mid-train helper power Looking east you can see the mid-train helper power
Eastbound SP freight passing through Caliente, CA
SP #8551 (SD40T-2), #7424 (SD45R), #8959 (SD45), #8281 (SD40T-2)
   



This next group of pictures show the progression of a westbound SP piggy-back train
passing through Caliente, CA and around the horse shoe curve.
SP #7460 (SD45R), #9105 (SD45), #7445 (SD45R), #9083 (SD45)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
  In the distance you can see a Santa Fe train
to see it, check out my Santa Fe pictures



An evening shot of SSW #7268 (GP40-2)



Eastbound SP oil train taken along the Edison Highway east of Bakersfield, CA
SP #7465 (SD45R), #8626 (SD40T-2), #7557 (SD45R) and an unidentified SD45R and GP9 supplying the head-end power
    Mid-train power
SP #7546 (SD45R)
SP #6795 (SD45T-2R) SP #8570 (SD40T-2) and another SD40T-2
Mid-train helpers on the oil train



Westbound SP freight taken along US 99
SSW #9264 (SD45T-2) on the point
Same SP freight train taken along a small truck stop along US 99 taken at Traver, CA



This group of pictures were taken at Dunsmuir, CA in May 1989
SP #6834 (SD45T-2R) SP #9384 (SD45T-2) SP #8518 (SD40T-2)
SP #9384 (SD45T-2) SP #8518 (SD40T-2)  
SP #8518 (SD40T-2) getting ready to pull out SP #8518 (SD40T-2), #8363 (SD40T-2), #8361 (SD40T-2)
SP #8518 (SD40T-2), #8363 (SD40T-2) SP #8361 (SD40T-2)



A set of westbound SP helper units at Waylong Siding taken in December 1992
SP #7663 (GP40-2), #7440 (SD45R), #9614 (GP60), #7874 (B30-7)
   
SP freight with a mix of SP and D&RGW power SP #8368 (SD40T-2), D&RGW #5363 (SD40T-2), #5375 (SD40T-2)
SP freight with a mix of SP and D&RGW power SP #8368 (SD40T-2), D&RGW #5363 (SD40T-2), #5375 (SD40T-2)



Not the best shots but a mix of SP and D&RGW power on this train



     



This next group of pictures were taken at the Southern Pacific Roseville, CA Yard in May 1989
SP #7373 (SD40R), #7474 (SD45R) pulling a freight train past the Roseville yard
You can make out the D&RGW #3130 (GP40-2) Some miscellaneous power at the Roseville yard
SP #6819 (SD45T-2R) SP #8328 (SD40T-2) SP #8316 (SD40T-2)
A mix of old and not so old SP power at the service area D&RGW #3922 (GP9), SP #8267 (SD40T-2)
SP #7344 (SD40R) SP #8551 (SD40T-2) SP #9349 (SD45T-2)
SP #3803 (GP9), #7428 (SD45R), #7478 (SD45R) SP #7459 (SD45R) SP #2539 (SW1500)
A mix of some GP9's and SD45's and SD40's Rear view of SP #8551 (SD40T-2) SP #7344 (SD45R)



SP #8371 (SD40T-2), UP #3115 (SD40-2), SP #8339 (SD40T-2)
SP #9257 (SD45T-2), D&RGW #5315 (SD45), SP #7493 (SD45R)
SP freight taken along the Edison Highway east of Bakersfield, CA
SP #6847 (SD45T-2R), #8235 (SD40T-2), #7444 (SD45R), UP #3513 (SD40-2)
   
Mid-train helper power



     
     
     
     
     
     



A set of SP helper units passing Waylong siding and making their way through the Tehachapi Loop
SP #6851 (SD45T-2R) and others



SP freight making its way through the loop and up to Waylong Siding
     



Eastbound SP freight coming out of tunnel #10 east of the Tehachapi Loop SP #9325 (SD45T-2) on the point
   
   



Three SP helper units making their way past Waylong Siding and down to the Loop
SP #8365 (SD40T-2, #7419 (SD45R), #9088 (SD45)
   
   
   



As we were driving through Woodford, we passed this SP train
SSW #9393 (SD45T-2), #7356 (SD40R)
Here are the same power units closer to Bakersfield, CA
SP #8365 (SD40T-2, #7419 (SD45R), #9088 (SD45)
 



SP/D&RGW coal train passing through Woodford, CA in December 1995.
D&RGW #5396 (SD40T-2), #5397 (SD40T-2), SP #9401 (SD45T-2), D&RGW #5369 (SD40T-2), SP #8276 (SD40T-2), SP #7437 (SD45R)
     
     
     
   



SP/D&RGW coal train taken along the Caliente Bodfish Road west of Caliente, CA taken in December 1995
   
SP #275 (AC4400CW) taken in December 1995 at Bealville, CA
   
SP/UP freight taken at the Eugene, OR yard in July 1999.
SP/UP freight taken at the Eugene, OR yard in July 1999. Note the EMD demo unit.
Old SP Brooks railroad station now at Powerland Museum at Brooks, OR





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