A Santa Fe 189 train accelerates after passing an MOW crew at the west end of tunnel 1. SF30C No. 9530 is still wearing her distinctive paint from the failed SP-Santa Fe merger of the mid-1980s.
A special headed for Cadiz runs around ATSF 100 East, with GP60 No. 100 on the point and making its maiden eastbound run. The special is headed to the Parker Branch to show interested officials th... (more)
What started out as a plan to shoot coal trains on the famous Santa Fe Raton Pass Subdivision turned into an unplanned busy few days of following top priority intermodal and freight that was being... (more)
Two Santa Fe Dash 8-40BWs led by ATSF 559 bookend a pair of BN SD40-2s on a westbound intermodal train headed out of Abo Canyon on its way to Belen, NM. It's 2.5 years into BNSF, but you would not... (more)
At dusk, ATSF 5191 East meets a westbound at Hector on the Needles District.
After meeting an Amtrak San Joaquin, a Santa Fe eastbound roars out of the siding at Ballico, CA. It appears only the first two 4-axle units are working, as no exhaust is coming from the freshly r... (more)
A westbound ATSF train in the Tehachapis highballs Bealville siding. The train was just the right length.
ATSF 4003 brings an inspection train thru McCook, IL in August of 1988.
F45 No. 5983 leads a Santa Fe 199 train across Muir Trestle late in the day, when the big hills southwest of the trestle are in dark shadow. In the consist are two recently delivered Dash 9s and a... (more)
A hot Santa Fe 991 train crosses the Middle River Bridge in the center of the San Joaquin Delta. The train is still crossing the mile-long, wooden trestle that links Middle River and Orwood.
Late on a sunny afternoon, a Santa Fe freight that left many of it cars in yards en route, climbs the foothills through Martinez toward Franklin Canyon. In the distance are the big Tosco Oil Refin... (more)
As Southern Pacific SD45R #7486 shoves on the caboose on the rear of an Eastbound train, Santa Fe F-45 #5955 passes by heading Westbound.
Brand new SD75M 222, 219, 206 head eastbound through Valentine, Arizona.
On a beautiful spring afternoon, a hot Santa Fe 991 train roars through the reverse curves at Marcel.