Monday, December 14, 2009

Vintage EMD F7's

Southern Pacific Railroad EMD FP7 - Passing Agnew Depot, Agnew, California, February 15, 1971 - 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 structures of the narrow gauge South Pacific Coast. It still survives and houses a model railroad.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) EMD F7 - Riverbank, California, April, 1969 - In 1968, a very successful "Last Run of a PA" was operated by Pacific Locomotive Association from Richmond to Stockton. The following year, as ATSF still had stored PA's in Barstow they decided to run the trip again and, if a PA could not be supplied, an E8 would be the motive power. The morning of the excursion niether a PA or E8 was available and Santa Fe supplied an F7A & B unit.

Western Pacific EMD F7 - Keddie, California, August, 1969 - Having cut off of its train it had just brought down the Highline, F7A #913-A is passing thru the tunnel which is on the leg of the Keddie Wye. It is heading to the Keddie Yards.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) EMD F7 - Along San Pablo Blvd, Hercules, California, April, 1971 - Time was running out for the last Santa Fe passenger train operating in Northern California as ATSF #301 leads the San Francisco Chief on the last leg of its journey thru Hercules and on to Richmond, its western terminus. Amtrak is only days away.

LINK: Photos Copyright Drew Jacksich on Railpictures.Net

1 comment:

Shenandoah bed and breakfast said...

Few other railroad operations work like RJ Corman, which has the look and feel much more like a large Class I than a moderately sized shortline railroad.