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.
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.