Early in the morning at Alta, CA, four big SD45s are cut into an SP eastbound to help lift this big manifest up the western slope of Donner Pass.
In mid-1985, U.S. railroads started operating trains without cabooses on the end, so when we saw this hack in March 1988, it was a pleasant surprise indeed. Westbound Santa Fe manifest at Woodford... (more)
A Union Pacific crew cuts the rail prior to removal of an old section of the Ventura Bridge.
The Shasta Daylight 1990 excursion crosses the massive trestle at Redding, California. After the passengers are unloaded at the passenger depot, the train will continue south to turn on the wye a... (more)
Ohio Locomotive Mobile Crane MPX 60 lifts a new section into place on the new bridge over the Ventura River. Two cast cement sections placed side by side make up one section of the bridge.
Ohio Locomotive Mobile Crane MPX 60 lifts a section of the last original bridge over the Ventura River. The Coast Starlights No. 11 and 14 were rerouted over Tehachapi Pass. The Surfliners used bu... (more)
Coast Starlight on the coast in daylight! On the afternoon of August 22, 2017, we catch the Amtrak Coast Starlight northbound through Goleta, California just outside of El Capitan State Beach Camp... (more)
Amtrak No. 6 rolls downhill next to the Truckee River near Boca, CA. Her two SDP40Fs apparently provided plenty of power for today's consist, since the train didn't require a lead helper to get it... (more)
BNSF westbound passes Oroville Station.
Amtrak No.14, the northbound Coast Starlight, crosses a dry Santa Clara River in Solidad Canyon. Due to a possible 36 hour shut down of the coast Route at the Ventura River for replacement of one ... (more)
Junk Drag Through East Siberia - An eastbound junk drag rolls down the east side of Ash Hill on it's way to the bottom of the Bristol Basin at Amboy California.
How often in 1996 are you going to find a GP30 leading on a class one railroad out on the main. To our pleasant surprise such is the case on the Santa Fe with 2714 sporting nice paint also. Techni... (more)
CN pool power leads a westbound grain load through Hinkley on the Mojave Sub.
CN 3049 west eases to a stop in the siding at Jimgrey on the BNSF Mojave Sub for a meet with an Eastbound. This train is running from Kansas City to Kings Park, near Fresno.
BNSF 8083 leads a colorful westbound manifest through Hinkley. Not sure where the ex BNSF SD75's are heading?