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... Coming in October: The Southern Pacific Along the Pacific Coast - The Photography of Malcolm R. "Mac" Gaddis, by Rod Crossley and Joe Dale Morris.
NEW — Complete, downloadable Trainline index, issues 1-117. Click here!
Current convention information, including presentation descriptions, daily schedule, information for vendors, model contest information, etc. is available on the Convention page. Updated September 9, 2014.
Printable registration form now available!
New! New! New! SP models website — click here!
The Southern Pacific Historical and Technical Society is pleased to announce the release of its long-awaited book, The Southern Pacific and the KM Hydraulics by Robert Zenk. This 300 page landscape book contains over 80 drawings, some 300 black/white and color photos many of which have never been published.
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.