Hurrying west past the Santa Susana depot, CDTX 2052 brings up the rear of Amtrak 763 this morning as it approaches its next station stop of Simi Valley.
The San Joaquin Takes to the Coast. Skirting the beautiful coast line this morning at 10mph, Amtrak 763 works on a dark signal just north of Ventura as it heads north through Emma Wood Stat... (more)
Highball Oxnard! Amtrak 763 races out of Oxnard against a clearing, blue sky as three additional Amtrak California cars and the CDTX 2052 bring up the rear. The extra equipment has been playing a ... (more)
Yard Goats Save the Day. It's become common knowledge that train crews dislike having "Dash-8's" on mainline trains, especially when they're on the point. From rough riding in the... (more)
A Fish Out of Water. Miles away from its home rails on San Joaquin service, CDTX 2052 and a trio of Amtrak California coaches find themselves on the rear of Amtrak 763 this morning as it co... (more)
Amtrak's New Service: The Pacific Joaquin. As thousands of people between Santa Barbara and Carpinteria struggle to find ways to pick up the pieces of their lives following the deadly mudsl... (more)
UP 8020 slugs a West Colton-bound manifest up the Tehachapi Loop on a cool January morning on the mountain.
A First for Me. Out of all the times I've visited Tehachapi, this afternoon marked the first I've ever seen the small industry just west of the 4,064-foot summit be served by the Union Paci... (more)
Working upgrade out of Caliente and through Tunnel 1, BNSF 4258 and another clean leader on the point lug an eastbound Willow Springs-bound Z train toward Tunnel 2.
A Rough Morning on Tehachapi. Following an extensive delay on the mountain due to broken rail between Woodford and Walong, with a train in every siding between Marcel and Bena (with some p... (more)
An Engineering Marvel of its Time...and Today. You've all heard of it, with many making the trip from far and wide to see it - the Tehachapi Loop. Planned and executed by the Southern Paci... (more)
Having completed the first half of its trip on the Ventura Sub up to Moorpark leading Metrolink 109, SCAX 908 now shoves 116 back south toward Simi Valley on its trip back to Los Angeles.
Got Enough Power? Working against the morning light off the Tehachapi Loop, UP 8220 and nine other units, including UP 2001, leads a Long Beach-bound baretable train south.
With the entire length of its train visible, UP 8697 hustles a Roseville-bound manifest up the final miles of grade through Monolith and toward the summit of Tehachapi. Following its crest of the ... (more)
Snaking its way out of Woodford toward the Tehachapi Loop, BNSF 3741 leads the eastbound RICBAR over the two crossings of the Tehachapi Creek here and it negotiates the horseshoe curve here.