Three of the Trona Railway's ageing and faded SD40-2 variants busy themselves switching the sidings between Argus and West End.
A quartet of B30-7s, led by SP 7861 East, are in run 8 as they pull a heavy manifest up hill and past the signal tower at the Hinda Crossovers on Banning Pass.
Former L&N EMD SD40-2 now CSX SD40-3 4055 backs down James Siding to pick up train for eastbound trip through Feather River Canyon.
Waiting at the west end if Sando for an approaching train, recently delivered SD75M No. 231 idles rhythmically as her engineer has his eyes fixed on the horizon. The eastbound's headlight is now s... (more)
Strawberries are off ... how about some Pumpkins? Southbound manifest with BNSF 4152 (GE C44-9W) and mates in the siding at East Wasco.
Southern Pacific EMD/MK SD40M-2 8582 (nee-CNW SD40 951) at Victorville, California.
Passing through West Barstow, UP 2602 leads a CP and NS unit on a loaded Ethanol train.
UP 2602 along with a couple pool units from CP and NS lead a westbound loaded ethanol train on the Cajon Sub near Hodge. Tacked onto the rear of the long train is a pair of SD70M manned helpers.
UP 7172 in fresh paint awaits to depart Yermo eastbound, but PTC issues have delayed this and will force the train to meet several westbound's once the issue was resolved.
A hot Santa Fe 199 train crosses the salt swamp between Port Chicago and Avon, and passes the old but profitable Tosco Oil Refinery. Tosco was famous at this time for being one of the few refineri... (more)
As SSW 9647 East, a BKDOU, passes on the main line, an SP work train in the south siding at Woodford picks up spikes and other metal "debris" from the right of way using a big magnet att... (more)
With its layover in San Luis Obispo complete, Amtrak 796 exits the Amtrak spur track and trundles onto the Coast Subdivision as it makes its way to the depot to load up.
UP 8953 leads the Stanford and Sunset as the short train races up the east slide of Beaumont Hill heading for Oakland.
BNSF EMD SD75M 8234 with SD45-2B 6523 at Lenwood, California.
Santa Fe EMD GP35R 2854 and 2852.