Southern Pacifics’s San Joaquin Route circa 1950 • 55 mins • colour

£18.25

Covers the important SP route from the Bay Area to Lathrop, down the San Joaquin Valley to Bakersfield, over Tehachapi and on to Los Angeles.

A good chunk of this film is devoted to Tehachapi Loop, largely with steam power, plus scenes of the 1952 earthquake damage.

Cab-forwards, ‘Daylights’ and lots of other SP steam classes feature heavily, plus PAs and other first generation diesels, in this fascinating film.

See also:

Southern Pacific’s Shasta Route circa 1950 - Vol. 1

Southern Pacific’s Shasta Route circa 1950 - Vol. 2

Southern Pacific's Coast Daylight