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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... Due To circumstances beyond the control of the SPH&TS or the printer, the book Southern Pacific & the KM Hydraulics will be delayed again. The author regrets he has been unable to meet the printing deadline despite his efforts. The society WILL PUBLISH THIS BOOK IN THE FUTURE, but at this time we are uncertain what the exact timeline will be.

NEW — Complete, downloadable Trainline index, issues 1-117. Click here!

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Convention 2014 info


Convention information updated July 16, 2014.
Printable registration form now available!

Special rate rooms SOLD OUT! A limited number of rooms at the regular rate are still available! Hurry if you want to stay in the convention headquarters.


Espee Models - HO Southern Pacific Models
New! New! New! SP models website — click here!


The Southern Pacific in Northern California and Oregon, the Diesel Era in Color

The Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society is pleased to announce the publication of their new book, The Southern Pacific in Northern California and Oregon, the Diesel Era in Color by Mark Hornbeck. The 300 page landscape book contains over 300 Color photos never before published.

The book is available now! Click here to order. Don't forget your member discount! Not a member? Click here to join.


Southern Pacific Painting & Lettering Guide

Available Now at the Company Store!
Southern Pacific Painting & Lettering Guide by Jeffery Alan Cauthen & John R. Signor

We are happy to offer this companion book to our passenger car series. Illustrates paint and lettering schemes for both passenger car and locomotives from 1913-1996. Remember your membership discount. Click here to order! Not a member? Click here to join.