In the second decade of the Twenty-First Century, it is always a pleasant surprise to find a "conventional" narrow-nose diesel on the point of a freight train. And it was an even more p... (more)
UP SD60 #2396 at West Colton.
On its first trip west, brand-new Union Pacific ES44AC 8216 arrives at West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, on the point of train MNPWC 18 (Merchandise, North Platte NE to West Colton CA).... (more)
UP "Big Boy" 4014 departing West Colton Yard enroute to Yermo, Ca. then onto Cheyenne Wyoming.
January 26th, 2:09 PM. Union Pacific steam locomotive 4014 is carefully backed into a storage track at West Colton California. All eyes of the crewmen are on the ridged truck frame of the massive ... (more)
2 of the 6 SD38-2's that SP owned, with slug 1000 made from a Alco Century unit, are seen pulling a string of cars back up the hump from the bowl.
Bringing up the rear on a Southern Pacific eastbound freight at West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, on January 20th, 1984, are a pair of bay-window cabooses: SP C-40-4 (rebuilt) caboose ... (more)
The lead engine on UP train MWCDAX 25 (Manifest; West Colton CA to Dallas TX; Unscheduled) has seen better days! AC4400CW 6675 (UP calls these C44AC locomotives) has a rather nasty burn on the lo... (more)
Union Pacific SD40Ns 1554 and 1596 leave the West Colton Yard on October 26th, 2013. This train, symboled YWC66 26, is technically a yard job, but in this case it is heading east out of the yard ... (more)
A quintet of 4-axle power leads an eastbound Southern Pacific piggyback train past the railroad's West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, on March 6th, 1985. On the headend is SP B36-7 7762,... (more)
UP 8801 departs West Colton for points east with a large manifest in tow, seen from the Pepper Street overpass.
Trains departing Union Pacific's West Colton Yard all depart eastbound, with westbounds making a 180º trip around the balloon track. The head end of UP train MWCLB 27 (Merchandise; West Colton to... (more)
After being turned, new tunnel motors back to their train, bound for Bakersfield via the Palmdale-Colton Cut-off.
SP workmen turn three new tunnel motors for a trip to Bakersfield pulling a manifest.
UP 1995 departs West Colton with the MWCNP in tow seen from the Pepper Ave overpass.