SP Train

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 until mid- to late July. The author received a flood of new material after the book was announced, and the book needed to reflect this surge. This torrent of new material, from original KM sources and personal photo collections untouched for 45 years, caused a delay in making sure this fantastic material was fully incorporated into the book. It's a rare opportunity to tell a one-of-a-kind story that's worth a little longer wait.

IN THE MEANTIME: Watch this page for the announcement of a surprise new book offering in late May or early June.

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


Convention 2014 info

Convention information updated January 22, 2014.

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

Pacific Electric Cars - A Pictorial Journey 1911-1953

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.