As smoke from the raging Thomas Fire fills the sky, UP 9906 leads a rail train south out of Carpinteria for Seacliff where it will meet Amtrak 769 before continuing on to Oxnard. The sun, trying i... (more)
One of Norfolk Southern's fastest coal buckets NS 733 (Juliette,GA-Memphis,TN/BNSF) has cleared Control-Point (CP) Pratt (MP-336.0) as the inbound crew take the 150 car empty train to the crew c... (more)
Southbound below Sunbury , at Steileys Campsites.
A pair of Tier 4 demonstrator locomotives sit at the GE Transportation plant in Erie. Locomotives:GECX 2034 ET44ACGECX 2038 ET44AC
Northbound empty train to Campinas
A Union Pacific coal load storms up Logan Hill at Converse Junction. On the Antelope Mine lead a BNSF coal load prepares to depart, with a classic quartet of EMD DC traction motors....
ATSF609 was still less than 10 years old, and the paint looked good as it shoved hard into BNSF4669 South (East).... Most mid-train helpers by this date were DPU on Tehachapi.
BNSF 4669 leads a heavy manifest up Tehachapi Pass at Bealville. The C44-9W's still looked New as they twisted thru the serpentine curves. The third unit is a fairly rare ex Santa Fe GP40X.......
A long Q389 roars past milepost 159 with a YN2 paint C40-8W on the point
A light power move of three BNSF GE's, all in different paint schemes, leaves Northtown Yard to wye the power. Locomotives:BNSF 4836 C44-9WBNSF 7231 ES44DCBNSF 711 C44-9W
NS 287 blows past the signals at CP Mentor on a cold afternoon with an ex Conrail SD80MAC leading the way
UP 8447 takes charge of a slow moving grain shuttle as it descends the grade through Echo Canyon.
NS makes it's way south through Elkton on a warm December morning.