End of the Month ... And End of the LineOn the inaugural run of Southern Pacific's Coast Daylight #99, on March 21st, 1937, the fireman was M. J. Crowley. Thirty-seven years... (more)
The Endless American PrairieThe American prairie is a vast, flat expanse. Heading east across these plains under a cloudless azure sky is a Missouri Pacific freight train, led by S... (more)
Dress BluesIdling in Horace, Kansas, on August 22nd, 1980, are a pair of Missouri Pacific engines: SD40-2 3204 and SD40 3030.
A Forty-Two-Year-Old Mystery Solved!Ever since stumbling upon a pair of New York Metropolitan Transit Authority R32 subway cars in Los Angeles back in February 1974, I'd wondered wh... (more)
Super Bowl BoundOn a stormy January 30th, 1988, a four-car Santa Fe officers' special rushes south across the San Luis Rey River Bridge at the river's mouth (where it empties into t... (more)
"Big Jacks" Heading for Cajon ... And RetirementOn a bright April 1980 day, an eastbound Union Pacific freight climbs out of San Bernardino as it approaches the steep grades of Cajo... (more)
Back When Permission to Visit Was RoutineIn Seattle, Washington, the Burlington Northern's main locomotive facility was Interbay, just north of downtown. In September 1991, BN SD40... (more)
Eastbound is NorthboundAn eastbound Southern Pacific freight heads north on the railroad's East Valley Line, passing through the small town of Sheridan, California. Led by a trio o... (more)
The Builder's Plate Calls 'Em Dash 8-40BP, Not P40DCAmtrak San Diegan #574 departs from Santa Ana, California, in November 1993. Leading this San Diego-bound train is Amtrak... (more)
U-Boat at SummitAn eastbound Santa Fe freight, led by U33C 8767 and a quartet of GP35s, crests the summit of southern California's Cajon Pass in March 1979.
Fresh UP PowerOn March 29th, 2016, a General Electric ET44AC locomotive, Union Pacific 2658, was found at Dolores Yard in Carson CA. Numbered 2570-2669, UP's class for these one-hun... (more)
Look, Indeed!BNSF Railway AC4400CW 5643 leads Metrolink train 811 (Riverside to Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo) as the train makes a stop in Orange, Cailfornia, on April 1st, 2016. Me... (more)
Surf Line Double-HeaderA pair of F59PHI diesels, 464 and 462, hustle Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #564 through the sleepy beachside town of Leucadia, California, on April 2nd, 20... (more)
Fresh Blood (y-Nose)Waiting for its next assignment at Southern Pacific's Dolores Yard, in Carson, California, in September 1991, is Cotton Belt GP40R 7276. The locomotive rolled o... (more)
"Savage" with a Native American Logo? Not Cool...Wearing an attractive metallic-blue paint job is Savage Coal Services Corporation GP7 2156. This engine, the former Santa Fe GP7u ... (more)