1995 Palo Verde, Arizona derailment The 1995 Palo Verde derailment took place on October 9, 1995, when Amtrak's Sunset Limited derailed near Palo Verde, Arizona on Southern Pacific Railroad tracks.
All Aboard! 20th Century American Trains In August 1999, the United States Postal Service issued a set of 33¢ postage stamps entitled All Aboard! 20th Century American Trains to "pay tribute to American industry and design, and s...
Bagley train wreck The Bagley train wreck (also known as the Great Salt Lake wreck) occurred in Utah, USA on the morning of Sunday December 31, 1944.
Big Fill The Big Fill was an engineering project on the First Transcontinental Railroad in the U.S. state of Utah.
Big Four House The Big Four House is a historic 19th-century building in Downtown Sacramento, California.
Biola Branch The Biola Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) was a 15 mile (24 km) freight branch line serving the raisin and agricultural area west of Fresno.
Cajon Pass Cajon Pass (elevation 3,777 ft (1,151 m)) is a mountain pass between the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California in the United States.
Cal-P Line Cal-P is an unofficial term for the railroad line from Martinez to Sacramento, California.
Carlin Tunnel The Carlin Tunnel is a collective name for a set of four tunnel bores east of Carlin, in Elko County, Nevada, USA. Each of the four bores was constructed for a different purpose and at a differe...
Catellus Development Corporation Catellus Development Corporation is a real estate landowner that was spun off from the real estate holdings of the Santa Fe Pacific Corporation.
Coast Line (UP) The Coast Line is a railroad line from Burbank, California north to the San Francisco Bay Area, roughly along the Pacific Coast.
Colton Crossing The Colton Crossing was an "at grade" railway crossing situated in Colton, California, directly south of Interstate 10.
Daniel J. Patterson Daniel James Patterson (often referred to simply as D.J. Patterson) was an American architect around the turn of the 20th century.
Donner Pass Donner Pass (el.) is a mountain pass in the northern Sierra Nevada, above Donner Lake about west of Truckee, California.
First Transcontinental Railroad The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 a...
Great Salt Lake wreck The Bagley train wreck (also known as the Great Salt Lake wreck) occurred in Utah on the morning of Sunday December 31, 1944.
Hotel Alder The Hotel Alder, is an historic four-story building in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States.
Houston E. & W. T. Ry. Co. v. United States Houston E. & W. T. Ry. Co. v. United States, 234 U.S. 342 (1914), also known as Shreveport Rate Case, was a decision of the United States Supreme Court expanding the power of the Comme...
Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge The Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge (also known as the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge at Lake Oswego and formerly as the Southern Pacific Railroad Bridge at Lake Oswego) is a truss railroad b...
Lucin Cutoff The Lucin Cutoff is a 102-mile (164 km) railroad line in Utah which runs from Ogden to its namesake in Lucin.
Mussel Slough Tragedy The Mussel Slough Tragedy was a dispute over land titles between settlers and the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) that took place on May 11, 1880, on a farm located northwest of Hanford, Califor...
Oakland Long Wharf The Oakland Long Wharf, later known as the Oakland Pier or the SP Mole was a massive railroad wharf and ferry pier in Oakland, California.
Pacific Fruit Express Pacific Fruit Express was a railroad refrigerator car leasing company that at one point was the largest refrigerator car operator in the world.
Pecos River High Bridge The Pecos River High Bridge carries the Southern Pacific Railroad across the Pecos River gorge and is the second high-level crossing on this site.
Pengra Pass rail route The Southern Pacific's Pengra Pass rail route, connecting Portland, Oregon with San Francisco, California, was completed in 1926.
Peninsula Commute The Peninsula Commute, also known as the Southern Pacific Peninsula or just Peninsula, was the common name for commuter rail service between San Jose, California and San Francisco, C...
Peninsular Railway (California) The Peninsular Railway was an interurban electrified railway in the U.S. State of California in the United States of America.
Red Electric The Red Electric was an interurban passenger train service operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad in the Willamette Valley of the U.S. state of Oregon from 1914 to 1929.
Riverdale Branch The Riverdale Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad was a branch line serving the San Joaquin Valley's agricultural area southwest of Fresno.
Robert S. Lovett Robert Scott Lovett (June 22, 1860 – June 19, 1932) was an American lawyer and railroad executive.
Sacramento Railyards The Sacramento Railyards is an urban infill brownfield project of approximately at the western terminus of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the Richards Boulevard neighborhood of the city...
San Bernardino train disaster The San Bernardino Train Disaster, sometimes known as the Duffy Street Incident, is a combination of two separate but related incidents which occurred in San Bernardino, California: A runa...
Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company, was a matter brought before the United States Supreme Court – but not decided by the court – which dealt with taxation of railroad ...
Santa Fe Pacific Corporation The Santa Fe Pacific Corporation was formed as the Santa Fe Southern Pacific Corporation in 1984 by the merger of Santa Fe Industries, which owned the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway...
Southern Pacific (narrow gauge) The Southern Pacific narrow gauge is the informal name given to a network of narrow gauge railroad lines operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) in western Nevada and eastern California.
Southern Pacific Building The Southern Pacific Building is one of three office buildings that make up One Market Plaza along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California.
Southern Pacific Company v. Arizona Southern Pacific Company v. Arizona, was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court found that the Arizona's Train Limit Law imposes stiff burden on the railroad industry.
Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico The Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico was a railroad subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Company in Mexico, operating from Nogales, Sonora, to Mazatlán, Sinaloa.
Southern Pacific Terminal Co. v. ICC Southern Pacific Terminal Co. v. ICC, 219 U.S. 498 (1911) was a United States Supreme Court decision that held that while normally, in order for the court to hear a case, there must still be...
Southern Pacific Transportation Company The Southern Pacific Transportation Company earlier Southern Pacific Railroad and Southern Pacific Company, and usually called the Southern Pacific or (from the railroad's ini...
Steel Bridge The Steel Bridge is a through truss, double-deck vertical-lift bridge across the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, United States, opened in 1912.
Tehachapi Loop The Tehachapi Loop is a long 'spiral', or helix, on the Union Pacific Railroad line through Tehachapi Pass, of the Tehachapi Mountains in Kern County, south-central California.
Union Pacific Railroad The Union Pacific Railroad is a Class I line haul freight railroad that operates 8,400 locomotives over 31,390 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana.
Visalia Electric Railroad The Visalia Electric Railroad, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP), began as an electric interurban railroad in Tulare County, in the U.S. State of California.
William Sproule William Sproule (1858 – January 1, 1935) was president of the Wells Fargo Express Company and later the Southern Pacific Railroad.