A Wye No More... Struggling upgrade toward the famous Gold Tree horseshoe curve while crossing over the 1894-built, 930-foot long Stenner Creek Trestle at the southern base of Cuesta Pass,... (more)
Eastbound descending the Tennessee Pass route at Vallie Siding, which is east of Salida. This line would be shut down three months later.
Led by a foursome of aged and weathered EMD veterans the daily local from Trona to Searles is slowly climbing out of the Searles Valley. Westend Facility, Lake Searles and in the background Trona ... (more)
Lugging the empty Oil Cans up onto the southern end of Cuesta Pass, UP 8094 and two fellow GE's have their work cut out for them as they slow to a crawl while crossing the original 1894-built Sten... (more)
A trio of Union Pacific 'ACes' emerge from Cajon's Mormon Rock formations with the eastbound Mojave Flyer. Up front is UP 1989, dressed in Rio Grande heritage colors.
A BNSF combined Stack/Intermodal for customer J.B.Hunt is trailing down the curved line below the Bealville siding and is about to enter tunnel 2 in a few moments.
Leading unit is C44-9W #4164, f... (more)
Amtrak's Northbound Coast Starlight is passing the famous Gaviota Trestle at Gaviota State Park. Leading is P42DC #158 with helping B32-8W #509 as second unit. Meanwhile a bunch of people are enyo... (more)
Waiting patiently in the siding at Kings Park, KCS 4102 is dowsed with a light coating of dust while serving as a DPU on the rear of a westbound manifest as Amtrak 719 rips past it on the main tra... (more)
A unit that one could say would be a true heritage unit of the Santa Fe Railway (if it was owned by BNSF maybe), AARX 26 finds itself under the ownership of one of the many grain facilities spread... (more)
It's nearing the end of the day for the 1st Watson crew, which spent most of its Monday switching refineries in the South Bay region of LA County. They return to Watson, passing through unincorpor... (more)
A short TOFC train has come off the UP Mojave Sub and now begins to pick up speed on the BNSF Mojave Sub for the run to Barstow.
Traversing through the golden foothills west of Bealville on a pleasant summer morning in the Tehachapi's.
Clinging to the hill side above Highway 58 is a UP south bound from the intermodal yard in Brooklyn, Oregon. The train is passing through tunnel 14 in the early hours of a near perfect spring morn... (more)
A fine Friday afternoon in the Mojave Desert finds BNSF's Boron Local passing through it's namesake town as it heads back to Barstow.
A loaded UP grain train bound for Stockton, heads downgrade at Cable in the late afternoon.