In the last rays of the sun, westbound Union Pacific No. 2719. rolls down the western side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the Donner Pass Route.
An SP freight approaches Tunnel 2.
The same train as in photo 654455.
Leaving Saugus behind Union Pacific's Saugus local hurries west, light power, towards their last customer in Via Princessa to make a pick up. At right another piece of Saugus history stands along ... (more)
The sun has just dipped below the rolling hills of the Tehachapis as BNSF 5684 peaks into view on the east end of tunnel 3, above Bealville.
An eastbound Santa Fe freight leaving Barstow with GP60 4034 leading, GP60M 159, SD40-2 5024, SD40-2 5089 and SDF40-2 5258 (former Amtrak SDP40F 628).
The Union Pacific 7477 is the sole leader of a 14,800 ton coal train. Lately, it seems Union Pacific has opted for longer, heavier trains with less power in order to improve the operating ratio. H... (more)
Just a few months after it received a fresh coat of paint and a new image, FP45 No. 100 leads a Santa Fe 971 train at Christie, CA, as it climbs toward tunnel 3, the longest on the Santa Fe system... (more)
Santa Fe Dash 8-40BW 553 heads out of Tunnel 5 on Tehachapi Pass, past the west end of Cliff siding. Trailing units are SD45-2 5828 and SD40-2s 5139, 5207, 5116.
Four Western Pacific GP40's and a Burlington Northern GP40 on this southbound (timetable westbound) freight on the Highline near Keddie, California on January 09, 1979.
A colorful international stack train from one of the west coast ports heads for points east through the barren southern California desert.
Emerging from the deep cut where Tunnel Half once stood one of Union Pacific's rail detector cars, EC-4, is led up the Tehachapi grade towards Caliente.
Late in the afternoon, three new SP GE AC4400CWs roar through Rocklin, CA, with an eastbound manifest. They're headed for Donner Pass. The ACs were the last new locomotives SP bought before it was... (more)
Santa Fe SD45 5314 and a GE get a servicing stop at Richmond before heading southeast toward Bakersfield on a cool, sunny Pearl Harbor Day in 1985.