In the mid-afternoon, a Santa Fe 189 train rounds the curve at Glen Frazer that leads to tunnel 3, the longest on the entire Santa Fe system. In the lead is an SD40-2 still wearing the paint schem... (more)
An SD-45 leads four GP-9s through the switches so that it can back on to an eastbound train, while to the left a westbound intermodal rolls into West Colton yard after coming over Banning Pass.
Leading its lengthy train onto the floor of the San Joaquin Valley, BNSF 5489 hustles a westbound intermodal upgrade into Sandcut as the ex-Southern Pacific code lines here continue to deteriorate... (more)
Bringing up the rear of this westbound manifest, KCS 4102 is about as far away from home rails as possible as it pauses between Hanford and Guernsey.
With its chores in Oxnard, Camarillo and Somis complete - UP 1375 soaks up the morning light in front of the Oxnard crew base after serving as the power for the LOF63. Built in November of 1974, t... (more)
Turning into the morning light, AMTK 6906 leads this morning's edition of Amtrak 774 out of Oxnard south toward its next station stop of Camarillo.
Big UP SD50 No. 5078 leads a westbound freight over the crossing with Santa Fe's Stockton Sub at the tower. When freights approached the tower, they would often call the operator for a "light... (more)
It seems like most of the trackage between Ludlow and Ash Hill is occupied by intermodal trains as two eastbounds and one westbound can be seen snaking their way across the Mojave Desert.
Right at sunset, what looks to be an OANP (Oakland, CA, to North Platte, NE manifest) hits the west end of Kramm siding as it climbs out of Oroville toward James and the Feather River Canyon. The ... (more)
UP's 3988 is heading towards the famous Tehachapi Loop after waiting for some 30 min on a red signal.
With its Southern Pacific lettering still faintly visible, a Trona Railway SD40T-2 leads a pair of ex-Union Pacific SD40-2s as they switch cars between Argus and West End, just south of Trona.
After dropping off loads at the UPS facility at North Bay, Santa Fe 202 West departs for its final destination: Richmond, CA. SD75M No. 202 was looking good on this beautiful afternoon.
Pushing the rear of it's Fresno manifest south up the Tehachapi's on a warm summer morning at Marcel.
Echoing GE locomotives, from a very long BNSF stack train, roar through the green hills of Tehachapi climbing the grade in early morning light, above the Tehachapi loop at Marcel. The upper elevat... (more)
Four Union Pacific DDA40X Centennials stored with GP30B's/SD24A's and B's at UP's Yermo Yard, near Barstow, California.