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Howard Fogg Trains 2025 Wall Calendar

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Considered the all-time master of railroad art, Howard Fogg painted the power and majesty of the steel wheel on the steel rail. After rail fans discovered Fogg’s artistry, he spent the next 50 years as a freelance artist reinventing the steam age. In Howard Fogg Trains 2025, his paintings live on, commemorating the great age of railroading.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Railroads featured in this edition include:
Southern Pacific Cab Ahead

In 1909, the Baldwin Locomotive Works designed a locomotive with the entire boiler, cab and all, turned around. Over a period of 35 years, Southern Pacific put 293 oil-burning, cab-forwards into service. This painting pictures locomotive 4165, a Class AC-7 (4-8-8-2) leading a freight in the Siskiyou Mountains of southern OR, probably in about 1950.

Rotary OY Working at Los Pinos

Denver and Rio Grande Western Rotary Snowplow OY is plowing moderate snow just west of the water tank at Los Pinos, CO in January 1959. Rio Grande 487 and 483 are working the plow west. OY would have been called out at Alamosa the day before and prepared for the trip.

Lizard Head Pass

Rio Grande Southern 461, a Class K-27 Mikado (2-8-2) has arrived at the summit of Lizard Head Pass, CO with a southbound freight. Another K-27,
Denver and Rio Grande Western 463, was a rear end helper. It was cut in ahead of the caboose, and is now running around the train and will proceed on to Rico, CO light.

ALCO 2000

Likely an Alco FA set, probably in the 1940s. The only location even similar is Crozier Canyon near Valentine, AZ.

The Suntan Special

With Monterrey Bay in the background, Southern Pacific 3224, a Mikado type MK-4 (2-8-2) built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1913 and 2371, a Class T-40 Ten Wheeler, assembled in 1928 and the largest one ever built, are leading a long southbound passenger train on its way to Santa Cruz, CA and a day at the beach. Originating at San Jose, CA, and later at Oakland, this train sometimes ran in three or four sections to accommodate all the passengers it attracted.

Northern Steam

A Santa Fe 2900 Class Northern (4-8-4). There were thirty of these engines, numbered from 2900 through 2929, all “war babies” built in 1943 and 1944 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works.

A Wheat Country Memory

Rock Island 5104, a Class R-67 Northern (4-8-4) one of ten engines built by the American Locomotive Company in 1944, is leading a westbound freight across a virtual sea of wheat heading out of a storm in western Kansas during the late summer of 1945.

Rio Grande K-36’s

Denver and Rio Grande Western 481 and 483 are on a narrow-gauge freight in an imagined scene, showing a backdrop more like Marshall Pass, CO than anywhere else. Both locomotives are Class K-36 Mikados (2-8-2’s) built and delivered by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1925, a class of ten of them.

Milwaukee Road Branch Line Power

The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad had its share of branch lines, so in 1946, they went to American Locomotive Works for a road switcher that could operate over track and bridges that could not support a heavy locomotive. Alco offered the RSC-2. The locomotive used an A1A-A1A wheel arrangement with two six-wheel trucks that spread the load more evenly over the track. Milwaukee purchased 22 of the 91 copies of this locomotive produced. This image shows 976 rumbling over a small girder bridge.

The Broadway Limited

In a scene reminiscent of the late 1940s, Train #29, the westbound Broadway Limited with double-headed K-4s Pacifics (4-6-2) led by 5471, is running along at 60-miles-per-hour. At this time, the Broadway was the hottest train on the Pennsylvania Railroad. 8797, a Class H-9s Consolidation, working a local freight, has cleared the main line and waits in a siding as the passenger train roars past.

Lima Superpower at its Best

The fall colors are at their best in Ohio, as two trains with Lima Locomotive Works power meet at Fostoria in 1944. There is a war going on, and both trains are moving coal. Chesapeake and Ohio Class H-8 Allegheny (2-6-6-6) 1659, one of a class of 60 locomotives built by the Lima Locomotive Works during and right after World War Two, is seen here with a loaded westbound coal train meeting 3059, one of 40 Class T-1 Texas Type (2- 10-4) engines built for the C & O in 1930, leading an eastbound empty coal hopper train in the fall of 1949.

Christmas on the Monon

Howard Fogg completed a series of watercolor paintings for John Barriger, who was president of the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railroad,
also known as the Monon, from 1946 until 1952. Engine 27, one of eight 1,500 horsepower Alco RS-2’s, is holding a siding while the Hoosier Limited runs past. Mr. Barriger left the Monon: he went on to the New Haven Railroad as its president.

 

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Gulf Mobile & Ohio 2025 Wall Calendar

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In 1940 a tangle of southern lines incorporated to form the Gulf Mobile & Ohio Railroad. Success followed and the new road saw three decades of growth. First among large railroads to adopt diesel power, the GM&O merged with Illinois Central in 1972. The south to north connection culminated in Canadian National’s purchase of IC in 1998. The Gulf Mobile & Ohio 2025 calendar looks at the line’s trains and engines in the years preceding the IC merger. All aboard the Rebel Route, eh!

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Locomotives and trains featured in this edition include:

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 17, an 0-6-0 Switcher, is working at Mobile, AL on January 9, 1944.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1116, an Alco RS-1, looks good in a solid red paint scheme at Jackson, MS on August 16, 1969. The locomotive was built and delivered by the American Locomotive Company in February 1947.

≈ In 1962, Gulf, Mobile and Ohio management realized that their motive power situation was beginning to look grim. GM&O began buying locomotives, all from EMD. They started with 31 GP-30’s in 1963 and 1964, 48 GP-35’s in 1964 and 1965, 20 GP-38’s in 1969, 13 GP-38AC’s in 1971, and 15 GP-38-2’s in 1972. This is engine 727, a new GP-38AC.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 1116, an Alco Model RS-1, delivered in March 1947, is sitting at Springfield, IL on May 8, 1954.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio ‘s Little Rebel Engine 352, is seen here at East St. Louis, IL in the summer of 1948. Originally painted in the light red and silver colors of the Alton Railroad, it is sporting the red and maroon of the GM&O with which Alton merged in 1947.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 4360, an ex-Chicago and Alton Mikado (2-8-2) is being serviced at Venice IL in June 1948. At this time, 4360 was working in transfer freight service, complete with a new coat of paint.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Motorcar 2509 with combine trailer 2553 running westbound as Train #9 is making a station stop at Mexico, MO in July 1957. 2509 was built by EMC-St. Louis in 1928.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 101-A (F-7A) leads Train #1, the southbound Alton Limited pulling ahead of a Burlington southbound mail train just out of Chicago’s Union Station on June 22, 1963.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 5296, an ex-Chicago and Alton Pacific (4-6-2) built by Alco-Brooks Locomotive Works in 1913, presents a striking appearance at Brighton, IL, located 60 miles south of Springfield in the summer of 1948. 5296 was on Train #12, the last GM&O passenger train ever hauled by a steam locomotive.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 807-B leads four other F-3A’s on a very long westbound freight arriving at Roodhouse, IL on September 4, 1972. Roodhouse, with a population of about 2,000, is located on the Kansas City Line, 111 miles west of Bloomington, IL.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 103A (two E-7A’s) is backing Train #1, the Alton Limited into St. Louis, MO Union Station on August 22, 1950. The two E-7A’s shown here were delivered by EMD in March 1945.

≈ Gulf, Mobile and Ohio 722, a Model FA-1 built by Alco in August 1946, sits at Venice, IL on July 13, 1961. GM&O purchased a fleet of FA-1 ’s, a total of 55 of them. Among the 55 was the first demonstrator of this class built.

 

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Great Trains 2025 Wall Calendar

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In Great Trains Gil Bennett’s paintings capture the power and romance of riding the high iron. Modern steam is represented by a Pennsylvania 4-8-2, Rio Grande’s 4-8-4 and huge 2-8-8-2, plus Union Pacific’s 4-6-6-4. Famous passenger trains are pictured, too: Shasta Daylight, The Mail and Express, Puritan, and Portland Rose. These dramatic paintings are accompanied by historical captions describing each image..

This 2025 wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Locomotives and trains featured in this edition include:
≈  Steam in the Valley, Sumpter Valley Railroad, 1943

When the Uintah Railway abandoned its lines in Utah and Colorado, it put its locomotives and rolling stock up for sale. The Sumpter Valley bought their two articulated 2-6-6-2s, numbers 50 and 51. Converted to burn oil, a tender was added and the boiler saddle tanks removed. The locomotives served well hauling tonnage until the road closed in 1947.

Dusk. Union Pacific Railroad, 1974

This was the last helper grade on the Union Pacific as the rails climbed to a point between the Salt Lake and Utah valleys at 4,812 ft. Four SD 45s pull hard on the 9,000-ton train, as three GP 9’s shove hard on the rear, to keep the train at a steady 15 mph.

Kenosha Sunrise, Colorado & Southern Railway, 1935

Two diminutive locomotives, number 8 a 2-6-0 and number 69, a 2-8-0, take a short train up the 4% grade to the 9,576-foot summit of Kenosha Pass. The morning light rests on the 14,264 ft. Mt. Evans and will soon light the valleys and parks on this cold March day. The Colorado & Southern ran from Laurel, Montana to Dallas, Texas and had a narrow-gauge empire that ran from Denver to Baldwin, Colorado.

Morning train to Atchee, Uintah Railway, 1936

The Uintah Railway ran in the high valleys and washes of the Colorado Plateau of western Colorado and Eastern Utah, climbing grades up to 7.5% with tight curves. To battle those grades, the railway ordered two 2-6-6-2T locomotives from Baldwin. Baldwin built number 50 with the idea the steepest grade was only 5%, so the engine shops at Atchee added another steam dome so steam could be gathered from the boiler on the 7.5% grades. When Baldwin built number 51, it came with two steam domes. Here we see number 51 climbing up West Salt Wash Canyon. It has just crossed trestle 22-B heading to Atchee, with three water cars, seven box cars, three stock cars and a combine for passengers.

The Stanford in the Shadow of Mt. Shasta, Southern Pacific Railroad, 1955

In 1955, the SP took observation car 140, named the Sunset, and converted it to a business car, naming it the Stanford, after Leland. The car served the presidents of the Southern Pacific and later Union Pacific until 2022. The car has been refurbished and is in the collection of Railroading Heritage of Midwest America. Here we see Stanford on the rear of the Shasta Daylight as it heads north to Portland. A big AC-5 is running its last miles as it slowly moves up the siding while the passenger train passes. Today, this painting hangs in the car.

A Rose on the River, Union Pacific Railroad, 1946

A late running Portland Rose heads down the Columbia River Gorge on a summer morning. Due in Portland, Oregon at 7:00 a.m., the big 4-6-6-4 hustles down the track at 75 m.p.h. trying to make up for the lost time. The gorge is busy this morning as a barge motors upriver and a Spokane, Portland & Seattle Z-8 4-6-6-4 heads to Wishram, Washington on the other bank.

The Sun is out in Skagway, White Pass & Yukon Route Railway, 2023

White Pass & Yukon 3007 heads up the grades of White Pass. The train started at sea level at Skagway, Alaska and will climb to the 4,501-foot elevation at the top of the pass. The train is twothirds of the way to the top. The majestic Seven Brothers Peaks stand as sentinels in the Saw Tooth Range as a summer storm approaches. The locomotive is an E3000CC-DC narrow gauge diesel electric, sporting 3,300 horsepower, in the Black Mamba paint scheme.

Pennsy’s Perfection, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1956

Just north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, M1 6783, digs into the rails to get her train moving on its way to Erie, PA. The big engine has been pulled from the deadline in Enola and patched up just enough to help move tonnage along the Pennsylvania’s Buffalo line. The locomotive may be old, but it was Pennsy’s finest; just a good locomotive that could pull hard, ride well and run fast.

Autumn Thunder, Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, 1946

In 1927, the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad took delivery of the L-131 and L-132 class Mallet-type 2-8-8-2 locomotives that held the moniker “world’s largest” for several years. ALCO built the huge locomotives to combat the stiff grades along the D&RGW system. The most challenging pair were Soldier Summit, UT, with a 2.4% grade, and Tennessee Pass, CO, with a 3.3% grade. This is L-132 3612 as it grinds up Tennessee Pass at a steady 12 m.p.h., while back in the train, another 2-8-8-2 and a 4-8-2 shove hard to lift the train up to the 10,221-foot summit.

The War Horse, Denver & Rio Grande Western, 1943

On a cool late afternoon, a MAIN train heads up the Soldier Summit grade. In charge is 1706, one of Rio Grande’s M-64 4-8-4s. It’s war time and motive power is tight and traffic heavy. The Rio Grande didn’t have any scheduled passenger trains through this area until later in the evening, however MAIN, or troop trains, could show up on the line at any time as they hustled the American boys off to war.

Hot Mail, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1956

Late November snow has coated Pennsylvania and the east. Train 85, The Mail and Express, is running on schedule as it skirts the Juniata
River. Up front, 8607, a new RSD7 heads two Pennsylvania passenger units and a long train of mail and express cars.

Rush of the Puritan, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1944

It’s a snowy winter afternoon as New Haven locomotives 0716 and 0719 speed north to Boston with the Puritan. During the first year of World War II, the New Haven Railroad received twenty DL-109 diesel electric locomotives from ALCO. The 2,000h.p. units (A1A-A1A) were built for service on passenger as well as freight trains and arrived at the perfect time to help the power-short railroad.

 

 

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Colorado Narrow Gauge 2025 Wall Calendar

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A rail-fan favorite, Colorado Narrow Gauge pictures the trains of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Established in 1870, the Rio Grande eventually operated 2,783 miles of track connecting Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Serving mountain communities, farms, and mines from the 1800s into the mid-1900s, the Rio Grande ran trains through mountain gorges, and across the highest rail mainline in America to deliver on the D&RG’s early motto, “Through the Rockies, not around them.”

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Narrow gauge trains featured in this edition include:

• Engine 495, a Class K-37 (2-8-2) brought a standard gauge train to Antonito, CO using a standard gauge idler car on both ends of the southbound freight, an all-standard-gauge consist, but with a narrow-gauge caboose in May 1957.

• D&RGW 478 and 498 (a Class K-28 and a Class K-37) are leading a westbound freight at Arboles, CO, passing a unique water tank on June 14, 1968.

• Locomotive 489, a Class K-36 (2-8-2) and 268, a Class C-16 Consolidation (2-8-0) are at Gunnison, Colorado in June 1955.

• D&RGW 492 and 483 are being prepared for a “hill turn” to Cumbres and back in April 1949, a nearly every day occurrence.

• Many have seen Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge 493 in the last three years. Here is an image of 493 on a northbound D&RGW freight coming through Aztec, NM on May 31, 1958. The San Juan Basin oil boom was well underway at this time.

• Resplendent in its “bumblebee” paint scheme engine 4973, is loading sheep at Silverton, CO on June 24, 1950. The stock pens at Silverton were on the wye.

• D&RGW 483 and 493 (a Class K-36 and K-37) are on a double-headed westbound freight crossing the Conejos River one mile north of Antonito, CO on July 23, 1968.

• D&RGW 488 is pumping up the air and 484 has been placed mid-train on this warm August 1962 day at Antonito, CO. A substantial batch of empty Gramps Tank Cars are being returned to Chama, where they will be reloaded for another trip to the Gramps Refinery, located just east of the Alamosa roundhouse.

• Locomotives 492 and 495 are bringing a westbound freight down the two percent grade three miles west of Falfa, CO on September 14, 1956. In 1956, there was no problem with double-heading downgrade here. That all changed in September 1958, when slack action between engines 483 and 494 caused a derailment.

• D&RGW 492 is on an eastbound livestock train at Los Pinos, CO in October 1964. There is a 180-degree reverse curve here.

• Engine 483 is leading an eastbound “Kolor Karavan” passenger special through Monero Canyon, NM on September 3, 1962.

• Rio Grande 494, a Class K-37 Mikado (2-8-2) is leading an eastbound livestock train down Cumbres Pass about two miles west of Los Pinos, CO on October 6, 1961.

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Baltimore and Ohio 2025 Wall Calendar

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Running the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad meant big trains operating through challenging terrain, but the railroad made it work with smart engineering and impressive steam. This edition of the calendar features a range of engines and named trains from engine 5040, a Class P-1d Pacific (4-6-2), 6219, a  Big Six (2-10-2), 7156, a Class EL-5a (2-8-8-0), 6168, a Class S-1 Santa Fe type (2-10-2), and much more. Ride the B & O all through 2025.

This 2025 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Locomotives and named trains featured in this edition include:
~ Engine 5583, a Class T-3b Mountain (4-8-2) leading a freight westbound up Sand Patch at Bracken, PA on January 14, 1956.

~ A pair of F-7A’s, two of 159 purchased from EMD between 1948 and 1952, lead a westbound freight at Green Spring, WV on February 27, 1953.

~ Baltimore and Ohio 5040, a Class P-1d Pacific (4-6-2), is in charge of Train #22, the eastbound Washingtonian on March 26, 1952.

~ Big Six (2-10-2) 6219 is bringing a westbound freight around the horseshoe curve at Mance, PA on April 21, 1954.

~ At the Grafton, WV engine terminal, on May 27, 1954, 4462, a Class Q-4b Mikado (2-8-2) is in the foreground, and F-7A 277 is on the turntable. There are about 20 steam locomotives and eight diesels in this view.

~ B&O 7156, a Class EL-5a 2-8-8-0, is passing 4308, a Class Q-1t 2-8-2 Mikado built in 1913, on June 15, 1952 at Cumberland, MD. 7156 has a westbound freight in tow.

~ Baltimore and Ohio 4404, a Class Q-4 Mikado 2-8-2, and a Class S-1a Santa Fe 2-10-2 are on a westbound coal train on Sand Patch Grade in July 1951.

~ A Model S-2 switcher built for B&O by the American Locomotive Company in 1943, is waiting a call at Chicago, IL on August 20, 1961.

~ Baltimore and Ohio 6576, one of 174 Class GP-9’s built by EMD, is on a local freight in Bethesda, MD on September 4, 1973.

~ A Class S-1 Santa Fe type (2-10-2) 6168 is a point helper for 7105 (Class EL-1a, 2-8- 8-0) working a westbound empty reefer train up Sand Patch on October 10, 1949.

~ B&O 7626, a Class EM-1 Yellowstone (2-8-8-4) leads a westbound freight along the Potomac River at Hansrote, WV in November 1952.

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Railroading! 2024 Wall Calendar

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Cross the continent and share the drama of “high iron” on Class I railroads like BNSF and CSX, CN, CP, KCS, and UP. High-stepping regional giant Pacific Harbor line shows it muscle, while Amtrak blasts through snow in the east and runs through sunshine in the west. Railroading! includes descriptive commentary about the featured railroads, rolling stock, and 24 full-color photographs. All aboard!

This 2024 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Locomotives and railroads featured in this edition include:
√ High above Lake Champlain at a location called Red Rock in Willsboro, New York, Canadian Pacific Train 228 is running from Montreal, Canada to Saratoga Springs, New York.
√Running through Whitehall, New York, Train 228 passes a pair of EMD GP20C-ECO engines on Train G53, a local running between Crown Point and turning at Saratoga Springs.
√ Originally built by Northern Pacific, this line follows the Clark Fork of the Columbia River in Montana that became Burlington Northern in 1970 before being spun off to regional railroad Montana Rail Link in October 1987.
√ A BNSF eastbound grain empty rumbles across Bridge 55 at Trout Creek, Montana powered by a trio of General Electric locomotives: 6060 an ES44AC; 4277 and 4202 both ES44C4s.
√ Led by shiny 3054, EMD SD70ACe-T4, a Union Pacific stack train departs Green River, Wyoming, after a crew change and begins its westbound trip on UP’s Evanston Subdivision.
√ A Union Pacific coal train designated CEYPS (Energy Mine to Public Service in Denver) curves past milepost 22 just west of the siding at Eisele (Clay), Colorado.
√ Kansas City Southern Train YPA108 led by 2840 and 3151, EMD GP22ECO’s, hauls a consist of empty coke hoppers past a division of the Motiva refinery in Port Neches, Texas.
√ Union Pacific 1375 has for several months been assigned to the local that originates in Anaheim. The engine has special appeal because it is one of only three GP40P-2s built by EMD (in this case former Southern Pacific 7602, originally SP 3199).
√ Union Pacific local LOA32, an 11-car train behind 1375 and 1083, a GP60 (ex-UP 1953, née-SSW 9651) makes its way on January 12, 2022 down Metrolink’s Orange Sub.
√ Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr traces the Colorado River in spectacular Ruby Canyon just east of Utaline, Colorado.
√ Amtrak 160, a GE P42DC, was painted in a variant of Amtrak’s Phase III paint scheme that was applied to just 20 GE Dash 8-32BWH (P32BWH) locomotives delivered in 1991.
√ Santa Fe 5704, an SD45-2 recently restored to its Bicentennial glory, sits at Kansas City, Missouri’s Union Station.
√ A Canadian National taconite pellet train arrives at United Taconite’s Fairlane processing plant near Forbes, Minnesota.
√ A solid set of General Motors-powered units are seen at Adolph, Minnesota, leading a taconite train to the Lake Superior ore docks in Duluth. Leader 5349, an SD40-2W, features the early safety-cab design pioneered by Canadian National in the 1970s.
√ A pair of CSX Electro-Motive SD70ACe-T4 units leads a train of covered hoppers at Mulberry, Florida, deep in the railroad’s busy “Bone Valley” phosphate mining region.
√ Three sturdy 3,000 horsepower EMD GP40-2 road-switchers are leading a freight train at Springfield, Massachusetts, in August 2020.
√ Skirting the banks of the Columbia River, BNSF Railway intermodal train S-LPCSEA1-20 heads from Chicago’s Logistics Park to Seattle, Washington.
√ Kicking up some autumn leaves as it rounds the big curve in White Salmon, Washington, is BNSF Railway train C-SXMRBG3-53.
√ Pacific Harbor Line 66, a MotivePower MP20C-3, lugs a long string of loaded intermodal cars, as Train YPNY13-27, from Terminal Island as it begins its movement across the Badger Bridge.
√ Pacific Harbor Line 20, on train YPSW24-05, the Reyes switcher, backs down PHL’s Wilmington Lead in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
√ Amtrak’s Vermonter blasts through the snow at a crossing in Charlestown, New Hampshire on December 25, 2022.
√ The southbound Amtrak Vermonter Train 55 is rolling through the village of South Royalton, Vermont. Engine 184 is a 4,250 hp GE Genesis P42DC painted in Phase IV heritage livery to celebrate Amtrak’s 40th anniversary in 2011.

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Southern Pacific Railroad 2024 Wall Calendar

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Southern Pacific Railroad began with a simple idea: to connect San Francisco and San Diego, California, by rail. A century later, Southern Pacific had become one of the largest railroads in America, with lines that stretched from coast to coast (connecting to New York via Morgan Line steamships) and from the south to the northwest. In 1959, SP moved more ton-miles of freight than any other U.S. railroad. Engines featured here reach back to the era of SP steam, and forward to the diesels of the 1970s.

This 2024 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size
Locomotives and trains featured in this edition include:
√ Southern Pacific 4202 and 4440 are double-heading an outbound passenger special at Mission Tower, Los Angeles, California in January 1955. 4202 is a Class AC-8 (4-8-8-2) articulated, and 4440 is a Class GS-4 Northern (4-8-4) built in 1941 by the Lima Locomotive Works.
√ Southern Pacific 6047, an E9A and an E7B with Rock Island E8A and two E7B’s —all EMD locomotives— are leading Train #3, the Golden State Limited through Alhambra, California on February 24, 1967.
√ Southern Pacific 4468, a Class GS-6 Northern (4-8-4) built in 1943 by the Lima Locomotive Works has suffered a failure and has been cut off from its train.
√ Southern Pacific 8288 is leading a southbound consist of “oil cans” up Tehachapi Pass, seen here coming through Woodford, California at 2:17 p.m. on April 2, 1988.
√ Southern Pacific 9120, a Krause Maffei Model ML-4000 diesel hydraulic, assisted by 6450, an FP-7 and an F7B, is on the point of a railfan special at Oakland, California on April 30, 1967.
√ Southern Pacific 3205 is one of ten SDP-45’s purchased in 1967 to bolster SP’s passenger locomotive fleet which had aged substantially.
√ Southern Pacific F7A 6391 in a classic “black widow” paint scheme with an F7A-F7B-F7A are arriving at Los Angeles, California with Train #58, the Owl on July 31, 1960.
√ Southern Pacific 4743 is leading northbound commuter train #136 near Burlingame, California on August 1, 1955.
√ Southern Pacific 6024, a Class PA2, one of 23 painted in “daylight” colors, with another PA2 (6022), has been assigned to handle Train #28, the San Francisco Overland on September 3, 1953.
√ Southern Pacific 4449 and 4447 are double-headed on a passenger special near Palmdale, California on October 17, 1954. Both locomotives are Class GS-4 Northerns (4-8-4).
√ Southern Pacific 1824, one of three Class M-5 Moguls (2-6-0) built by the Sacramento Shops in 1917, has been called to pick up loaded lettuce cars at El Centro, California on November 27, 1954.
√ In late December 1974 near Mojave, California, Southern Pacific Tunnel Motor (SD40T-2, built by EMD) leads four other eastbound units on an early morning freight from Bakersfield.

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