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  1. Z train the in the desert

    Z train the in the desert

  2. Stored UP 8-41CWs

    Stored UP 8-41CWs

  3. WP 805-A

    WP 805-A

  4. Clattering Across Niles Junction

    Clattering Across Niles Junction

    UP 7650 hits the diamond as it crosses the former WP main line into Niles Canyon. At one time, this was a junction between the SP and Western Pacific. SP's line split in two just past the diamond and both lines rejoined in San Jose. WP's line headed east to Stockton. Today, everything is owned...
  5. A Bonanza

    A Bonanza

    WP 657 retired comfortably from railroading at the former Ponderosa Ranch setting for TV's Bonanza show. Unfortunately, the theme park closed in 2004, but has found a new home in Carson City.
  6. Once WP

    Once WP

    WP owned 10 of these early "opera" style centerbeam flatcars. UP quickly sold these cars in 1984 following the 1982 UP-MP-WP merger. Car is now NOKL 728141.
  7. WP Sacramento Yard

    WP Sacramento Yard

    A lot used to happen here. Two geeps would drill cars simultaneously on seperate leads for canneries and block cars for setouts while main line trains rolled by to the left side of the pic. Yard ops were marshalled from the little office. WP crews were very friendly and never tired of waving to...
  8. WP Jeffery Shops South Sac Yd

    WP Jeffery Shops South Sac Yd

    WP was still utilizing its car shops in 1979. Something was always moving and it was fun to watch.
  9. Salt Lake was too great

    Salt Lake was too great

    Heavy rains caused the waters of the Salt Lake to expand its normal shoreline. The former WP became surrounded and UP crews were dumping rock to keep the line above the encroaching waters. The SP experienced even more problems. This WB piggyback was the NPOAZ.
  10. Happy Campers

    Happy Campers

    WP 917 and 805A relax at the FRRS museum in Portola, CA.
  11. Steve's down-under train shots

    Steve's down-under train shots

    Preserved F7 5450 at the Pilbara Railway Historic Society museum at 6 mile siding near Dampier WA. Originally WP, obtained by Mount Newman Mining for iron ore railway construction in 1968, now preserved by the PRHS.
  12. WP 2001

    WP 2001

    WP 2001 filled out the consist of engines taken to Dunsmuir.
  13. WP 917-D

    WP 917-D

    WP 917-D sitting in Dunsmuir after Railroad days waiting to go home to Portola
  14. WP 6424

    WP 6424

    One of the last surviving short gondolas WP bought to haul coiled steel. It has been repainted back into its original number and paint scheme.
  15. What a waste of electricity

    What a waste of electricity

    The lights at the Millbrae Caltrain/BART station burn brightly into the wee hours of the morning even though neither system is operating at this time. While lighting the place up all night like the Space Shuttle launch site seems like a colossal waste of energy, it did allow for me to shoot the...
  16. WP


    shearing a sunset with a WP box car.A nice way to end a day.
  17. Seeing Double

    Seeing Double

    wp switcher# 608
  18. WP #805 Sparks, NV

    WP #805 Sparks, NV

    WP #805 and other Portola celebrities on display in Sparks, NV during the 2004 WP Historical Society's Annual Convention.
  19. WP #917 Stockton, CA

    WP #917 Stockton, CA

    WP #917 and sisters check in after delivering the San Jose Turn to Stockton, CA.
  20. WP Caboose

    WP Caboose

    Looking up at a WP Caboose near Benicia,CA.

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