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Southern Pacific
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SP 150, Sunset Plans
E.O. a 'Bo? Oh No!
Southern Pacific Snow Service
SP 4-6-0 #2361 at Bayshore Shops, 1951
Train Order Primer: added missing links
Jawbone Dispatching...Tucumcari / Train Order Directory
Roseville Yard & RH, 1910 photo
San Jose Engineer & Firemen Assignments, 11/14/1979
Proposed Cahill 1965 Revisions

Palo Alto, Sunnyvale Depots
Southern Pacific Snow Service
How to Get By A Red Automatic Interlocking Signal Using Rule 663bs
Final Peninsula Commute Fleet Roster - 1980
Shasta Route Public Timetable, Oct. 31, 1926
Shasta Route Public Timetable, May 21, 1927
Shasta & System Public Timetable, Aug. 1940
Revised and expanded SPINS Books page
My Initiation into the Breakfast Club of Bluxome Alley
Cahill Depot East and West End Pages Fixed
"Whaddaya mean that I don't own the right-of-way?"
Company blueprint maps of San Jose - Santa Clara area


SP Freight Jobs Explained:
resdesigned SP index page
Central Santa Clara Valley, 1898
Shasta Route Public Timetable, Sept. 15, 1929
Southern Pacific 1915(?) SoCal, AZ, NM Local Timetables
Santa Clara & Santa Cruz Counties, 1915 map
Shasta Route Public Timetable, July 5, 1938
A Circular of the Times, II
WHAT CAUSES RAILWAY ACCIDENTS
A Puzzling Day at Bayshore
Peninsula Depot Photos
Train Master Photos
Another Cahill Depot Photo: East End
Revamped Cahill Depot East End Page
Lettuce Make the Best of It!
SP FP7 6462, a system unique
Lettuce Make the Best of It!
Take a Ride on Southern Pacific's OALAC! [Oak-SJ,1980]
Coast / Western Divisions Engineering Drawings
Agnew's [CA] Mystery Industry - Legacy of Lick's Paper Mill?A Switchman's Swansong
The Winds of Change Close Bayshore's Loco Backshop
1922 "American Canyon Route" Public Timetables PDF
The Leaning Tower of Newhall - Revised
SP 2-6-0 #1714 at Willows, CA, c1910-11; Revised 11-29
The "Beets" Beat the Fog at Hamilton City
Colusa & Lake RR 1907 Map
The Last Steam-Powered Peninsula Commute
May, 1938 Commute, Public
June 1899 Public: Coast Division
"N.W.P. Farewell Excursion!!"
NWP 1940 Public Timetable
NWP 1940 Employee TT
Last SP Steam Freight & Following Excursions, 1957-58
SP's Early Remote Control Locomotive Tests
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROADERS' PAGES
One Cool Conductor!
SP Engineer / Caltrain Trainmaster Bob "911" Bongiorno
A Close Call on the Hayward Turn
Last Xmas Party at San Jose's Newhall Yard Office, 2003
The Wreck of the New Almaden Mixed
Earlier times at San Jose's Cahill depot
52 Years in the Shops [Bayshore, 1928-80]
SP Coast Engineers' 1980-82 Garden Club Banquet Photos
Donner's Unsung Heroes
Sept. 24, 1961 SP & SF Calif. Public Timetables
Fred Boland, Bayshore Shops Machinist
SP 1904 San Francisco Peninsula Suburban Timetables
SP 1912 System Timetables - 43 pages!
SP April, 1915 Northern California, W. Nevada Local TT's
Jack Keroac on 3rd & Townsend; Bluxome Alley
SP Police Academy Class of 1972
SP Coast Switchmen Roster, 1972
SP Employee Rosters Page, 1925-1978
SP Steam Blueprints rescued by Machinist Fred Boland
SP Employee Rosters Page, 1925-1978
Five more SP employee rosters
"A Swing and a Miss"
SP "Motor Car Mysteries", Part 1
SP "Motor Car Mysteries", Part 2
SP "Motor Car Mysteries", Part 3
SP 2-6-0 #1714 at Willows, CA, c1910-11; additions
c1902-03 "Uncle John's Stables" timetable
Braking in a Topsy-Turvey World
Tickets... Please!
Large 1883 map of SP/CP in California
SP mountain 4315 takes a nosedive
1919-07-23 Portland-Tualatin Interurban Public TT
1950-04-30 SF to Stockton, Sac. Local Public TT
1939 W. A. Wagner, Coast Division fireman timebook
Commute engines used in frt. & pass. service, 9/1963
Miscellaneous SP photos
1903-08-10 System public TT
1939 W. A. Wagner, Coast Division fireman timebook
Western Div. Trainman Sam A. Bennett's 1948 time book
Evening "Fleet" @ 3rd & Townsend, 1969
Evening "Fleet" @ Visitation, near Bayshore Yard, 1969
1963 San Joaquin Division seniority rosters
1964 Los Angles Division seniority rosters
Trackside Eugene - Cascades, Donner & Beyond
SP Steam locomotive rosters for 1935 and 1942
A Puzzling Day at Bayshore, revised w/ additional photo
Photo: Woodland, CA's SP & Cal-P depots
Bayshore Boiler Shop Group Photo, Circa 1936
incredible detail for the modeler
a nostalgic, but uncomfortable, last trip to Ashland
page revised, expanded
photo
Now you can actually get to Part II!
Directory now has links to Train Order forms and operating rules pages


A look at SP San Jose traffic routes & proposed 1965 Cahill track revisions; incl. maps
Postcards from Greg Welker
two more photos (at page bottom)
informal interlocking

locos and cars
Siskiyou Route is still the only main line; large, printable PDF
Siskiyou now secondary to the Cascade Route; large, printable PDF
Large, printable PDF
PDF's for San Francisco, SF Peninsula and San Jose
Story re ex-SP engineers who who worked for Caltrain: many names; eventual punchline
Ongoing project to fix links, clean up language and update Wx4's most-elderly pages
Uncle Frank turns a profit selling SPC Almaden Branch right-of-way back to its 'owners'
large, detailed right-of-way maps, including Newhall St., College Park, Bassett St. yards; Cahill St. Depot; pre-1959 Lenzen Ave. roundhouse; track capacity charts
Pool vs. Local vs. Road Switcher
hit your browser's refresh button if the same, tired, old page appears
Hse. of Reps., 55th Congress
Pullmans on the Modoc, what-the? large,
printable PDF; long-winded commentary
A fascinating 31 page document in a large,
printable 16 page, 4.6 MB PDF
large (1400 pixels) map
another Depression-era TT; medium-size PDF
Roseville Herder Jobs Abolished
I.C.R.R. "Executive Office" anti-union claptrap from 1905; PDF in SP Employees section
featuring totally unreliable info from a switchman
Finally, some new ones: San Antonio Road, Castro, Mountain View
two photos c1973 at the west end of Cahill Street Depot, San Jose
a general scene that constantly repeated itself
with new ALCO, F-M & GM diesel photos, including several Wx4 HumongOfotos®
GP40X's and Farm-Fresh Produce Delivery - War Story
Alerted that the page was a mess, we fixed it & associated broken photo links.
Fixed link to larger photo of GP40X #7200 at Bay Street, West Oakland.
Look out the window while I'm blathering in your ear! More GP40Xs!
Many, many drawings - mostly maps of SF, SJ, Oak., elsewhere; printable PDFs
1973 photos of Rube Goldberg-like industry promt revival of Wx4 Whatzit Contest

Additional material to story written in 2005 about my "switch" to braking
Reminiscences of 52 year SP Machinest Fred Boland and his son, Walter
Through & local, from East Bay to Utah, incl. branches, SP N.G. & connecting shortlines
Added: "The Buddha's" harrowing experience told by Yardmaster Bill Chrisman w / photos
On train #308 Hamilton Passenger and Freight (mixed) - an investigation of a photo
SP beet train in the fog at Hamilton City, 1991; Holly Sugar Alco S6; companion to SP 1714
2400 pixel wide, colorful map of this narrow gauge RR from USDA Bureau of Soils
So, you think that the last Peninsula Commute ran with steam in 1957? Wrong!
2 page printable PDF
incl. SPC n.g, stage connections, fares, special itineraries, lg. map; 11 pgs. 7.1mb PDF
1941 Farewell to Marin Electric Lines
"steam" lines, San Rafael-Eureka;
300 dpi, 850kb PDF download
Interurban Trains TT #61;
300 dpi, 5.1mb PDF download
4-6-2 #2475 runs - TO's, map, photos - yet more corrected facts
29 page PDF of Company documents from 1961, 1965, 1973
The people are the best part of railroading! revised employee pages w/new items (below)
SP / Caltrain Conductor D.L. "Don" Brown
Fifty years of service! RIP, Bob
Booze & railroading don't mix, especially when both the engineer & fireman pass out
photos of SP / UP / Caltrain people attending the affair
1902 SP/SPC head-on collision at Moulton ("where" you say?); in depth & well-illustrated
Photos of 4-10-2 on "Daylight"; 4-4-2 on "Lark"; bonus 4-4-2 at roundhouse - page bottom
Machinist Fred Boland's life; many of his photos and stories, some dating to the 1920's
Tip top seniority & pensioners of BLE Div. 161, courtesy of long time Sec/Treas Greg Welker
SR Bush photos of his early-1980's motor car ride with the Colfax section crew
It's not what it sounds like; printable PDF
Additional RR stories
Remember those little white Commute timetables? They once were pink.
This is a biggie - 14.8 megs-worth
Includes shortline connections
Addition to My Initiation into the Breakfast Club of Bluxome Alley
Photo & roster in SP Railroaders' Pages
Images of roster that once hung at Mission Bay Yard, from Chis Hart, sanfranciscotrains.org
Many new PDF rosters, mostly Coast Div., but some L.A., S. Joaquin, West., plus shortlines
About 120 drawings rescued by Fred from the Bayshore Shops dumpster in 1958
fixed bad links to this page
Portland District/Division 1947,59, 68, 77 courtesy Bob Melbo, & Sacramento Division 1985
"musings about Caltrain's 1982 paint scheme, Governor Medfly & B.F. Biaggini"; SP #3187 photos
SP reportedly retired all of its gas-electrics by 1945. So WHAT was Motor 03, active in 1946?
SP McKeen Motor Car goes sailing on a scow in open water - WHY?
The Elusive San Bruno "Loop" Motors - 1916-18 - obscure McKeen Cars operation never photo'd
∆Another photo of 1714 surfaces, at SF at about the same time + TT's & Mckeen Car ops info
Promotional folder listing Palo Alto suburban train times with a history of Stanford U.
Old war story about meeting Governor Medfly - revised for increased jocularity (and literacy)
Another old war story re-edited for better comprehension
includes stage routes and tourist resorts; 2348x3580 px.
The "roundhouse corollary" of the third law of thermodynamics
Red Cars; PDF
Same style as foldable Commute public TT's; PDF
San Jose - San Francisco fireman timebook for July-Nov.; no rosters
SP PUC testimony: Train Masters stayed close to home; the GP9's on thru pass.& Permanente local
they don't fit anywhere else
a whopper: 56 TT pages in PDF form!
time entries for a San Jose / Bayshore fireman - no roster
PDF that includes trainmen rosters for Western Division's Western & Stockton Districts
color photos from a friend of Wx4
color photos from a friend of Wx4; also includes photos of Train #139 at San Carlos, early 1970's
train, engine & yard service, courtesy of Charlie Wherry
engineers, firemen & hostlers, courtesy of Charlie Wherry ( fireman #165, page 5)
photos from a friend of Wx4's April 1969 road trip; see also his "Evening Fleet" listings above
Rosters by individual locomotive created for "Safety Valve Application" charts.
Revised text with new photo of the infamous puzzle switch with #99 whizzing by.
1980 photo showing the t
own's 1877-78 and 1911 depots in one frame: see page bottom
identifications needed
Union Pacific
2-2012
2-2012
Yellowstone, Victor ID Branches
2-8-8-0 & 4-8-2 on passenger train; LA, 1939
Yellowstone, Victor ID Branches: additions, incl. YouTube video of Driggs to Victor
Wx4 HumongOphoto
Other Railroads
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08-2016
09-2016
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01-2017
09-2017
12-06-17
12-06-17
12-19-17
12-20-17
01-05-18
01-05-18
01-27-18
05-27-18
Santa Fe 2-10-10-2 demonstration train photo
Paducah Shops, 1906 Sanborn
3 WP West San Jose Branch & F-unit photos
AT&SF Pre-War 0-6-0's: China Basin, San Francisco
SW1500 1502 at San Francisco, July 26, 1980, photo
Rock Island
System Public Timetable, 6-3-1971
Quincy RR timetable (broadside), 11-12-1932
Los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos, New Section!

Nacionales de Mexico Fall-Winter 1947-48 Public TT
AT&SF Pre-War 0-6-0's: China Basin, San Francisco
SW1500 1502 at San Francisco, July 26, 1980, photo
Rock Island
System Public Timetable, 6-3-1971
Quincy RR timetable (broadside), 11-12-1932
Los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos, New Section!

Nacionales de Mexico Fall-Winter 1947-48 Public TT
Northern Pacific 4-3-1921 Public Timetable
Maine Central 10-23-1932 Public TT
MKT 3-12-39 Public TT
Rutland 1-19-1941 Public TT
Union Pacific Victor, ID depot history & photo update
Fernwood Idaho Depot, Milwaukee Road/SMR RR, in 2012
Stewartstown Railroad Company
More Union Pacific at Victor, Idaho
MILW Tacoma Tideflats & Milwaukee Gulch
Amador Central Interlude
Amador Central Interlude
Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Ry (Crandic)
Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine RY
Florida East Coast Ry
Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Ry
Mahoning Valley Electric Ry
Marion [Indiana] Railways
Port Angeles & Western RR
San Francisco, Vallejo & Napa Valley RR
Waltham, Mass., E.E. Butman Druggist
Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern RR
Dardanelle & Russelville RR
6 interurban & shortline public timetables

Phila. & Reading, Lebanon Div./Gettysburg & Harrisburg
Camas Prarie 1969 ETT & SP&S 1936 Astoria Br. PTT
Belfast & Mooshead Lake1944 bus & train PTT
CRI&P 1914 sytem public timetable
Six public interurban timetables
WP #94 4-6-0 at West San Jose for 1956 NMRA meet
Santa Fe SoCal seniority rosters; new photos
Warren Buffet wishes BNSF could draw a crowd like this.
courtesy University of Kentucky




two intercity passenger trains remain
12-15-12 Addition: Now available as printable PDF!
1st page: Sonora-Baja Calif. F-Units, FT's in the 1990's & FP-7 switchers; YouTube videos
24 printable PDF pages (3.6 MB) of entire english language TT, incl. cover & turista info

two intercity passenger trains remain
12-15-12 Addition: Now available as printable PDF!
1st page: Sonora-Baja Calif. F-Units, FT's in the 1990's & FP-7 switchers; YouTube videos
24 printable PDF pages (3.6 MB) of entire english language TT, incl. cover & turista info
printable 32 pgs, 6 maps; 6.3MB - latest in the Printable PDF's Project & our largest TT repro yet!
16 PDF pages, sysem map
24 PDF pages; sys. map; frt. schedules: Katy Komet, Katy Klipper - oy!
10 PDF pages; system map
addn. to Yellowstone Special pgs: depot history by Dan Buchan: PDF / present day photos
The Wonderful World of Black & White
New photo & info on STB decision to abandon
2nd Dan Buchan depot history / Karen Reinhart on connecting busses - articles in PDF form
Nostalgic look back at my first solo railfanning... at age 4. F's, slugs, electrics & mallets.
1969 photos and a discussion of why AC would buy a 44-Tonner
photo of Baldwin #9 (near page bottom)
public TT 2-17-1950
public TT, 5-10-1933
Mayport Branch public TT, 5-6-1914
public TT, 5-6-1914
public TT, 12-26-1898
public TT, c1933
ETT, 7-21-1935
public TT, 8-22-1907
steam & electric TT, 1-10-1911
public rail & bus TT, 3-10-1951
Updates and additions
JPEGs
public timetable PDF
and Portland Electric 1935 ETT & 1956 public TT; and Northern Pacific 1940 Tacoma Div. ETT; PDF's
PDF
35 pgs., inclu. maps of Chicago depots & RI system (latter also available as a 4600 pixel-wide JPEG)
C&LE, OPS, International Ry, JW&W, Potomic Ed., C, S Ry. & Lt.
color photo of loco along with ex Beebe/Clegg private car "Gold Coast"
T&E& switchmen rosters courtesy Charlie Wherry; several new California area photos, including pre-WW1
Miscellaneous
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12-20-18
The Wx4 Standard Railroad Joke
Railroading Without Merit(s)
BART Simulator Training Overview
Compelling Historical Evidence That I Was Not an Ideal Union Officer
Lance Ludlow, Caltrain Engineeer, Parts 1-7
Wx4 Maps & Timetables page
I Hope That the Ad Men Didn't Choak on Their Cigars
He ate a hole into the train, but he's still hungry?
Totally pirated photo in Harmonic Converegnce
Proof that Wx4 Lives in 2012!
an epiphany in Leadership Training Class
Silly Johnny Is Dead is now two pages!
Santa Fe, an Agent of Climatic Change
Speed Signals, an Engineer's Graphic Lament
WHAT CAUSES RAILWAY ACCIDENTS
(Rail)Roadside America - addition
it's da BOMB!
That's one big Pontiac!
Would you like fries with that [train] order?
The Romance of the Rails
(Rail)Roadside America - addition (at page bottom)
It's better than our sucky The Willys Joke
Another Warstory
Course study at BART U.
A look at the traditional railroad disciplinary system

A mediocre hero, or less...
Listings for dozens of maps and timetables not otherwise contained in Wx4 pages
New effrontery entry in Silly Johnny Is Dead!
More Silly Johnny Is Dead!
Pirated from vernco.com. Bonus: The (brief) origins of Wx4, as if anyone cares.
Evidence in Harmonic Convergence
how personal revelation eased the drama and heartburn of the Costco Food Court
Federal laws governing page size force split; BONUS: we finally spel-cheked both pages!
Another odd advertisement graces Silly Johnny Is Dead!
Why rant at the moon, when you can produce a brochure instead?
I.C.R.R. "Executive Office" anti-union claptrap from 1905; PDF in SP Employees section
The Liberty Bell Diner, the UP M-10000 in stucco
"I just don't see the art in RR design anymore…" - an old codger's lament
Why would a Ponticac dealer use UP's M-10004 as a promotional backdrop?
Had SP been a kinder & gentler railroad, we might have seen this.
Romance on the rails ain't what it used to be.
James' Java Train, Junction City, OR: A study in minimalist decoration


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