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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.

NEW — Complete, downloadable Trainline index, issues 1-125. Click here!


Taylor Yard Panoramic Photo — Now available for purchase!

Convention 2016 info

Online registration NOW OPEN! 2016 Convention information and printable registration forms available on the Convention page. Updated April 30, 2016.

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

Southern Pacific Official Cars - Business, Private, Instruction, Hospital, and Company Service Cars

The Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society is pleased to announce the publication of their new book, Southern Pacific Official Cars - Business, Private, Instruction, Hospital, and Company Service Cars by Donald M. Munger & Jeffrey Alan Cauthen. This massive volume details the history of Southern Pacific and its Subsidiaries' (both Pacific Lines and Texas & Louisiana Lines) Official Cars, as well as Sud Pacífico de México Official Cars and those of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway and Pacific Electric Railway. 590 photos, 176 in color, and 110 plans. 528 pp.

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

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