SP 8035 charges west up the grade between Chamiso and the summit at Mescal with the Blue Streak Merchandize Fast Forward. The four new GE units and two EMDs provide plenty of power for this high ... (more)
For some reason, the engineer on Amtrak 224 sees to be a little distracted as he climbs down from the cab on a beautiful day in San Diego.
SP 7547 leads train 111 past the Loram rail grinding train near the BN Balmer Yard.
While on a business trip to Australia, I had the opportunity to ride a transit train from Sydney through the Blue Mountains. I told the engineer I was visiting from America and asked if I could r... (more)
Southern Pacific caboose 4360 on display in downtown Benson next to the Union Pacific main line. Note that the number and most of the markings have been painted over, leaving just SP and Southern... (more)
Early morning greets Southern 3170 and 2594 as passengers begin to show up at the TVRR Museum Grand Junction Station for a trip on the Summerville Steam Special.
Three relatively new GE C40-8s, led by UP 9134, lead an intermodal hotshot out of a siding deep in the Blue Mountains.
Long nose "snoot" UP 3351 leads SD-45 CNW 6580, SD40-2 CNW 6872, and two more UP SD40-2s up Cajon Pass towards Sullivan's Curve with an eastbound intermodal hotshot.
SP 7660, with Rio Grande 3130, wait in the Tucson yard for the next crew to take the train west. Photo taken with permission.
SP 9197 leads a westbound through Vail and will soon be in the Tucson yard for a crew change. This section of the SP Sunset Route was also called "the stormy", due to the summer monsoons which bui... (more)
Here is something you don't see every day in Southern California, 6 Erie Lackawanna Electric MU (Multiple Unit) passenger cars sitting on the spur track in Colton! The Santa Fe main lines are to t... (more)
A nice mixture of Santa Fe power sits at the diesel service area in the Phoenix yard. Photo taken with permission.
A colorful consist, lead by the very dirty and weathered SP 7302, waits for the next crew to take it east out of the Tucson yard. Photo taken with permission.
The conductor on board the Santa Fe 999799 snags a set of train orders at the Mojave station as the head end of the train starts the westbound climb up the hill towards the summit at Tehachapi.
SP 6767 leads an interesting mix of motive power westbound between San Simon and Bowie, Arizona.