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Southern California 2012
Photo Album By: Paul Sykes
 
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Photo ID: 398322

With the towers of the Cool Water generating station in the background, a colourful train of double-stacks heads west under the signal bridge at West Daggett.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Daggett, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7812
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 14, 2012


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Added: May 20, 2012

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Photo ID: 397700

A big UP manifest threads its way carefully downgrade between the giant rock formations at Mormon Rocks, with three units leading and another three further back as mid-train DPU's.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 5417
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 17, 2012


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Added: May 13, 2012

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Photo ID: 397439

West Daggett may not be the most scenic location in Southern California but it certainly provides plenty of entertainment in terms of railroading action. Traffic funnels through this location from... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44C4
Location: Daggett, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 6815
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 15, 2012


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Added: May 10, 2012

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Photo ID: 397431

The low volcanic hills to the west of Ludlow afford clear views along the sinuous BNSF Transcon for several miles in both directions. A high priority intermodal behind a quartet of GE's is one of ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Ludlow, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7577
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 2012


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Added: May 10, 2012

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Photo ID: 397343

The afternoon air is laden with the rich scent of creosote bushes as a relatively short BNSF intermodal is hustled up the east side of Ash Hill by a pair of GEVO's and a DASH-9.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Ludlow, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7903
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 17, 2012


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Added: May 09, 2012

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Favorited: 7

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Photo ID: 397276

In near-perfect light and in surroundings that bathe and almost overwhelme the senses, a BNSF manifest thunders uphill past the signal bridge just below Hill 582.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7762
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 17, 2012


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Added: May 08, 2012

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Favorited: 10

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Photo ID: 397081

After a relatively dry winter, late March brought storms to Southern California. The San Gabriel mountains still have a good dusting of snow as an all-SD70M consist whines and hums its way around ... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 4373
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 17, 2012


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Added: May 06, 2012

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Photo ID: 396972

A storm front had moved through the previous day and so our first day in the desert wasn't quite what we were expecting, with clouds and rain. However, the morning of the 12th dawned fair and brig... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Ludlow, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7621
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 12, 2012


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Added: May 05, 2012

Views: 1,549
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 396967

Two BNSF freights - a westbound manifest and an eastbound stack train throttle back as they begin their descents from Cajon Summit.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7713
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 2012


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Added: May 05, 2012

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Photo ID: 396964

Climbing the steep south track, alternate SD70ACe's and SD70M's round the curve between Silverwood and Summit with an eastbound manifest, as a crew member walks back along the power's walkways.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 8554
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 09, 2012


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Added: May 05, 2012

Views: 2,253
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Photo ID: 396905

Four BNSF GEVO's glow in the rich light of the evening sun as they lead a westbound manifest down Main 3.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7778
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 2012


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Added: May 05, 2012

Views: 1,282
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Favorited: 8

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Photo ID: 396899

A pair of ageing GP60's, with one still wearing Santa Fe colours, hitch a ride behind the four GEVO's powering an eastbound intermodal.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7277
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 07, 2012


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Added: May 04, 2012

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Photo ID: 396882

Heading east on trackage rights, a Union Pacific manifest passes the tail end of a westbound BNSF intermodal at Silverwood. The UP train will soon be able to accelerate for the short run to Barsto... (more)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: GE ES44AC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: 7780
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 07, 2012


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Added: May 04, 2012

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Photo ID: 396816

Powerful forces... On a clear spring morning a westbound BNSF stack train helps to put into perspective the scale of the impressive geological features that characterise Cajon Pass. Mother natur... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 09, 2012


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Added: May 03, 2012

Views: 1,544
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Favorited: 5

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Photo ID: 396811

Standing at Cajon Summit means that you rarely have to wait long before the blast of a horn alerts you to an approaching westbound. A BNSF GEVO and two DASH-9's have announced their imminent arriv... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Hesperia, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7678
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April 08, 2012


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Added: May 03, 2012

Views: 1,949
Comments: 2

Favorited: 8

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