Welcome to the
Southern Pacific Historical
& Technical Society
We are dedicated to preserving and disseminating the historical record of the Southern Pacific Railroad and its affiliates. We support railfanning, industrial archeology and accurate scale modeling of this great pioneer railroad of the western United States.
Everyone is welcome to join the Society and share member benefits, which include the excellent quarterly journal TRAINLINE, an informative quarterly newsletter, an exciting annual convention, and the opportunity to serve other dedicated Southern Pacific fans and modelers.
Baywindow Mercantile features an extensive variety of widely praised and highly informative books on SP history, operations, and equipment. The store also offers back issues of Trainline and a convenient way to apply for or renew membership in the society.
On the Lineup... Southern Pacific Paint and Lettering Guide - 1917-1966 expected September 2013.
NEW — Complete, downloadable Trainline index, issues 1-113. Click here!
New! New! New! SP models website — click here!
Available Now at the Company Store!
Pacific Electric Cars - A Pictorial Journey 1911-1953
The society is pleased to announce this excellent work by David Garcia and Joe Strapac. The work covers all the major classes of cars and locomotives in the forty-two years that the "new" Pacific Electric operated passenger and freight trains in Southern California. Extensive photographs and detailed captions. Remember your membership discount. Click here to order! Not a member? Click here to join.
Another superb book from the society. 496 pages, over 900 black and white photos, 14 illustrations, and 12 maps in full color provide extensive coverage of these lines and their history. Remember your membership discount. Click here to order! Not a member? Click here to join.