After my Monday night class, I made a trip up to Cajon Pass to try a few night shots of with the light of the moon. I started this exposure when I saw the lights of the westbound train appear as... (more)
A challenging hike high into the hills gave me a bird's eye view of the big curve at Troy. A short time later, 184 and its brother came along, belching out exhaust as they worked hard to pull the... (more)
Eastbound Southwest Chief passing the old Mission at McCartys.
Eastbound Southwest Chief about to pass under the US 66 under pass east of Grants.
Amtrak #4, The Super Chief, ascends La Bajada Hill, eastbound for Lamy. Amtrak is just over 1 year old and is still using old ATSF Warbonnet power, and the train is still a combination of low and ... (more)
Twilight Run - Amtrak's Eastbound Southwest Chief arrives at Fullerton California on Main #3 (an unusual line up for this train) due to a delayed Metrolink train heading Westbound on Main #1 (the ... (more)
The Chicago bound Southwest Chief pulls into Fullerton as a family watches from the pedestrian bridge. A group of rail fans wave as the baggage cart, right edge, waits for the train to stop.
The former Santa Fe varnish gets a quick cleaning and fluid replenishment on a service stop at Albuquerque. Amtrak was forced to change the name of the train from the El Capitain/Chief to the Sout... (more)
The Chicago bound Southwest Chief waits for passengers to board during its stop at Fullerton.
The conductor of Chicago bound Amtrak Train No. 4 gives the signal to "highball" Fullerton.
Southwest Chief pulls beside National Limited in the third busiest rail center in the country. All of this vintage passenger equipment will soon be replaced with Superliners and the National Limit... (more)
Amtrak No. 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief, crosses the trestle at Media.
Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman, on the right, waves from the rear platform of business car 10001, "Beech Grove," as train 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief, departs Fullerton, California - the t... (more)
Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman converses with a local railfan from the rear platform of business car 10001 ("Beech Grove") as train 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief, makes its first stop (in Fu... (more)
the Southwest Chief is seen eastbound at the BNSF commerce engine facility