One of the more odd meets in Amtrak's Los Angeles 8th Street Yard occurs this gloomy morning as Santa Fe 3751 meets a EMD24B. Visiting Amtrak to have its wheels turned, the leased Progess Rail uni... (more)
It's a warm afternoon in San Luis Obispo as lucky passengers aboard the ex-California Zephyr dome cars "Silver Lariat" and "Silver Solarium" take up a chance to stretch their l... (more)
Living up to its namesake, Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner, train 777, hustles north along the ex-Southern Pacific coast line between Emma Wood State Beach and Faria Beach on a beautiful, spring aftern... (more)
UP 2760 leads a 17-car long business train into the San Fernando Valley as the morning mist begins to lift through the rocks of Santa Susana Pass.
Coast Bound Varnish. Snaking its way into Tunnel 26, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight bids the San Fernando Valley farewell as it works toward its next station stop of Simi Valley with ... (more)
With the chard hillsides and palm trees at Faria Beach providing the backdrop, Amtrak 782 heads toward its next station stop of Ventura on a cool afternoon on the coast. Burned during California's... (more)
Catching the late afternoon light at Los Angeles Union Station, Amtrak's lower-level set and a standard double decker set rest at the bumpers.
With the Thomas Fire still raging in the background above the hills of Fillmore, FWRY 101 leads the noon Murder Mystery Lunch Train away from the smoke and flames and toward Piru. High above, a C-... (more)
As members from LOSSAN, Amtrak, Metrolink and the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society work to prepare the areas around Tracks 13, 14 and 15 at Los Angeles Union Station for the evening's se... (more)
See you in two years, 3751. It was a bittersweet moment at Union Station as fans enjoyed the final moments of 3751 under steam before it put on a show shoving the display equipment used in ... (more)
One last time... Santa Fe 3751 catches the morning light as it backs toward the Redondo turntable following a quick inspection of the locomotive's underside. Once in North Yard, the engine'... (more)
On another smokey morning in Summerland, SPMW 5486 sits on the rear of Union Pacific's fire train as it waits - poised to jump into action at a moment's notice to defend the right-of-way against t... (more)
Snaking Down Cuesta. As the Blue Cut fire continues to ravage Cajon Pass some 250 miles away, UP 7373 leads the detouring QWCRVB downgrade off the Gold Tree horseshoe curve and toward the S... (more)
The Fire Train Stands By. Sitting beneath the smoke filled sky as the Thomas Fire goes on its ninth day of burning in Southern California, UP 546 and two original SP fire train water cars... (more)
Bringing up the rear of this afternoon's Murder Mystery Lunch Train, FWRY 100 crosses an original Southern Pacific bridge on its way to Piru before it leads the return trip back to Fillmore.