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SP C44-9W #8105 - is brand new in this October 1994 photo. It is seen in San Antonio, Texas. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

The Southern Pacific with it's bloody-noses and grey engines has brought new color to the strings of yellow seen on the Union Pacific system since the two lines merged in the mid-90's.
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Southern Pacific 111 and 354 - at Lincoln Station in Lincoln, Nebraska. 1/10/96 - © T. Greuter Photo
Southern Pacific 131 - the sun still rises at the UP's Lincoln yard, Nebraska, just as the railroad ceased regular operations from here. 6/01 - © T. Greuter Photo ·

SP 166 - Before the arrival of SP's AC4400CWs in the mid 1990s, several GP40-2s were leased from EMD. Here SP lease GP40-2 #166 pulls a westbound local in San Antonio in 1992. - Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

SP 249 - a westbound on the BN mainline at 17th Street, Lincoln, NE. 6/96 - © T. Greuter Photo



SP 334
- at Union, Nebraska - © T. Greuter Photo ·

 

SP 354 - in UP's railyard at Lincoln Station, Lincoln, NE. 1/10/97 - © T. Greuter Photo

SP 502 - Two rebuilt Southern Pacific GP9s, along with a single Cotton Belt GP60 pull an SP ribbon rail train through Kirby, Texas in 1992. - Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

Brand New MK1500DC #1501 - is seen at Southern Pacific's Kirby Yard in 1997. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo


Southern Pacific SW1500 #2464 - in Speed lettering at East Yard in San Antonio in 1996. - Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

SP GP9 #2894 - was built as SP 5659 in 1956. It was later renumbered to SP 3492. In 1973, it was rebuilt and renumbered to SP 3390. It was again renumbered into the SP switcher number series as SP 2894. The unit was retired in 1984. It is seen here working switching duties in San Antonio in 1983. - Jay Glenewinkel Collection

SP SD35R #2968 - in the standard Red and Grey paint scheme in Houston, Texas in 1988. Union Pacific retired the 2968 in 1999. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

SP SD35R #2968 - was built in 1965 as SP 4842. The unit was renumbered to SP 6926 in the early 70s. Again, in 1974, it was renumbered SP 4707 and was in service as a helper unit over the Tehachapi Mountains in the Los Angeles-Bakersfield pool. In 1978, the unit was rebuilt at the Shops in Sacramento and renumbered to 2968. The unit received the Kodachrome paint scheme with the hopes of the Southern Pacific/Santa Fe merger in 1986. It is seen here working hump service at Englewood Yard in Houston, TX in 1986. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

SP GP40P-2 #3198 - is a part of a trio of GP40P-2s. SP 3198, as well as the other two (SP 3197 & 3199) were built in 1974 with steam boilers, to operate in commuter service between San Francisco and San Jose. In 1985, when Cal-Trans to over the commuter service, the 3 GP40P-2s were placed in regular freight service. In October 1986, the three units had their steam boilers removed, and were renumbered into the 7600 series and reclassified as GP40-2s. The 3198 is seen at Southern Pacific's East Yard in 1983 with the steam boilers still in place. - Steve Schuman Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

SP SDP40-2 #3207 and 3201 - are seen in fresh paint in San Antonio, Texas in 1985. These two former passenger units were painted into the kodachrome paint scheme in Houston, Texas and used in a business passenger special from San Antonio to Los Angeles. The two units were retired in the late 1980s and were rebuilt as Southern Pacific SD40-3ms. - Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

Cotton Belt GP30 #5002 - is seen at East Yard in San Antonio in 1983. - Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

Cotton Belt GP30 #5003 - sits on a service track at the SP diesel shop in San Antonio in 1984. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

SP GP30 #5015 - is pictured here in San Antonio, Texas in 1977. - Robert Pollard Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection



Denver & Rio Grande Western / SP Subsidiary

DRGW SD40T-2 #5380 - is in SP dress in San Antonio, Texas in 1994. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

DRGW SD40T-2 #5387 - is seen here at the Brooklyn Yard Round House in Portland, Oregon in 1994. - Steve Schuman Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

SP/DRGW SD40T-2 #5388 - is pictured in San Antonio in 1986. The DRGW sub-lettered loco is in merger partner Southern Pacific's paint. Note the light arrangement. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

SP/DRGW 5397- an SD40-t ("t" for tunnel-motor equipped) sublettered for DRGW, helps switch out grain cars on the old MoPac rails through the NU campus, Lincoln, NE. 5/1/97 - © T. Greuter Photo

 

SP/DRGW 5397 - seen on the UP near Lincoln Muni Airport on an overcast, rainy day. Lincoln, NE 4/30/97 - © T. Greuter Photo



SP/DRGW 5397 - hi-lighting the tunnel motor look at the engine's rear. The specialized venting design allows the engine to "breath" better in the tight confines of the many tunnels on the SP's system. Lincoln, NE 4/30/97 - © T. Greuter Photo


SP/DRGW 5397 - Lincoln, NE, 4/30/97 - © T. Greuter Photo


SP/DRGW 5397 - seen on the old MoPac track delivering grain. Lincoln, NE 5/1/97 - © T. Greuter Photo



Willmette & Pacific / SP Subsidiary

SP GP9 #5623 - was built in 1955. It was later renumbered to SP 3461. The unit was rebuilt in 1973, and finished its career on the Southern Pacific as SP 3384, and was retired in 1985. In the 1990s, the Willamette & Pacific Railroad in Portland, Oregon. It was rebuilt for service on that road. Upon completion of the rebuild, the GP9 was repainted into Black Widow paint scheme, and given its original road number for a brief time. Today, the unit operates as W&P 1801. - Steve Schuman Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

Willamette & Pacific GP9 #1801 - operates in the old SP Black Widow Paint Scheme in Portland, Oregon in 1998. - Steve Schuman Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

Another view of the Willamatte & Pacific GP9 #1801. - Steve Schuman Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

SP GP9 #3384 - sits in a deadline of eleven retired GP9s, GP20s, and GP35s in Houston, Texas in 1987. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

Willamatte & Pacific caboose #1 - is a former Missouri Pacific caboose. Original MP number not known. It is seen at Union Station in Portland, Oregon in 1997. - Steve Schuman Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection



Southern Pacific #7310 - was built in 1966 as SP SD40 #8419. In 1980, the unit, along with several other SD40s, were rebuilt under the SP GRIP program into SD40-2s. The 8419 was renumbered as SP 7310. The 7310 was retired by Union Pacific in 2000. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

SP #7310 - The 7310 again in the kodachrome paint scheme in 1985. - Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection.

SP SD40 #7342 - was built in 1966 as SP 8470. The unit was rebuilt in 1980 under the GRIP program as an SD40-2 and renumbered SP 7342. The unit was retired in 2000. The 7342 is seen in Portland, Oregon in 1994. - Steve Schuman Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

Southern Pacific SD40 #7342 - is in an experimental Orange & Red paint scheme in the late 1970s. - Mike Bledsoe Slides/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

SP SD45R #7400 - was built in 1966 as SP 8809, as part of the first group of 3600 HP SD45s purchased by the SP. In 1979, the 8809 was the first of the "Big Power" to be rebuilt by Southern Pacific. It emerged from the shops in Sacramento as SP 7400, retaining its original 3600 HP 567 prime-mover. The 7400 is seen here on an eastbound in Luling, Texas in 1994. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

MP 3142 - A westbound Southern Pacific freight (lead unit SP 7420) passes by a trio of MoPac SD40-2 helper units on a coal train in San Antonio in 1984. When Union Pacific/Missouri Pacific first received the contract to operate coal trains to San Antonio, a push pull operation was needed to move the coal trains to the SP CPS block track. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

SP SD45R #7420 - in San Antonio in 1987. Steve Schuman Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection - Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

SP SD45R #7551 - is seen in the kodachrome paint scheme with white lettering in Sacramento, California in 1985. The unit was destroyed along with about 8 or 9 other locomotives in the San Bernardino California derailment. - Photographer unknown/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

SP SD45R #7551 - again in early 1986 with the yellow lettering replacing the white.- Jay Glenewinkel Photo

SP B-Boats
Southern Pacific #5100-5114 series - B23-7 units all built in 1980. These 12-cylinder units lack the silencer baffles over the radiator grills. The were originally assigned to the Cotton Belt in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

Southern Pacific #7754-7773 series - B36-7 units. Many were converted into B units, then back to operate as lead units. SP 7771 was wrecked and rebuilt without a cab.

Southern Pacific #7774-7883 series - B30-7s. These units were built between 1979 and 1980. These unit were somewhat different from other roads such as those on the MoPac. (J. Glenewinkel)
SP 7804 - a B30-7 parked at Union, Nebraska. 3/31/01 - © T. Greuter Photo

SP 7804 - the B-boat from another view at Union, Nebraska. 3/31/01 - © T. Greuter Photo
SP 7824 - another B30-7 - © T. Greuter Photo

SP/SSW 8372 - the snoot-nosed SD unit is caught on the old MoPac trackage shoving around grain cars with a UP engine; Lincoln, Nebraska. 10/99 - © T. Greuter Photo

SP SD40M-3 8624 - was rebuilt from MoPac SD40 #3013. The 8624 is seen in San Antonio in June 2001. Steve Rude Photo/Jay Glenewinkel Collection

SP SD45 #9092 - is pictured at the East Yard diesel shop in San Antonio, Texas in 1987. - Jay Glenewinkel Photo

SP 9239 - at Council Bluffs, Iowa, August 18, 2001 - © T. Greuter Photo

 

SP/SSW SD45 #9609 - at Council Bluffs, Iowa, November 18, 2001 - Todd Greuter Photo

SP 9731 - at Omaha Nebraska, October 6, 2001 - © T. Greuter Photo

 

The sun sets on a semaphore signal at Southern Pacific's Tower 112 in San Antonio, Texas - Jay Glenewinkel Photo



Featured Photographers:
Jay Glenewinkel, Steve Rude, Robert Pollard, Steve Schuman, Mike Bledsoe

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