Southern Pacific Central California Mainline

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SP’s busy San Joaquin Subdivision runs through the agricultural heartland of California’s Central Valley. This important North-South route helps link Los Angeles and Portland Oregon, and provides plenty of fantastic train watching spots.

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SP’s busy San Joaquin Subdivision runs through the agricultural heartland of California’s Central Valley. This important North-South route helps link Los Angeles and Portland Oregon, and provides plenty of fantastic train watching spots. Let’s go back to 1996 to revisit this important Southern Pacific artery. You’ll visit locations such as Bakersfield, Goshen, El Pinal, Lodi, Elvas Tower, and Roseville. During your journey, you will also be treated to sights of an elegantly restored station in Modesto, and a number of unique and impressive bridges along the way.

The variety of Southern Pacific trains that roll through these fertile surroundings ranges from fast freights and locals to heavy coal drags that originated in Utah. Keeping freight moving between the two West Coast shipping ports requires lots of motive power, and a large assortment of old and new locomotives can be seen working hard to keep the railroad traffic flowing. Beautiful vistas, interesting locations, ample California sunshine, and mainline activity make SP’s Central California Mainline a show you’ll enjoy again and again.

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4 reviews for Southern Pacific Central California Mainline

  1. Lloyd

    You don’t have to be a Southern Pacific fan, or a fan of California to enjoy this fine video. There is plenty of action for all fans to enjoy.

    Through the California central agricultural heartland, there is excellent scenery, long trains, and a great variety of power, including some shortlines, with some vintage engines in service. There is a good variety of GE’s and EMD’s, including tunnel motors which add to interest. The narration is very informative, especially for those of us who are not from the region, and are interested in learning more about it. In addition is also some screen graphics helping with information.

    A great video of a Fallen Flag and days gone by. Keep an eye out for some surprises. There is a few in this one.

  2. andyweise

    If you are a SP fan or a western railroad fan, watch this video. Excellent footage and information. I purchased this after seeing SP Geeps and Cadilliacs. A lot of trains and interesting scenes and vantage points. I would say this is more of a run-by video than a documentary. I would also suggest buying the Stormy if you have seen this one.

  3. andyweise

    If you are a SP fan or a western railroad fan, watch this video. Excellent footage and information. I purchased this after seeing SP Geeps and Cadilliacs. A lot of trains and interesting scenes and vantage points. I would say this is more of a run-by video than a documentary.

  4. Kevin Willie

    1 of my Favorites i Love this Video if you love SP or Worked for SP you need to have this in your Collection

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