Plying the last few miles into the train's final destination, Los Angeles Union Station, BNSF 4202 leads an 8 hour late Southwest Chief into town as Terminal Tower stands sentinel in the foregroun... (more)
Even Rescuers Need Rescuing. It's a chilly evening in downtown Los Angeles as the sound of two freight motors idling fills the air. Sitting out of place in what is arguably the busiest trai... (more)
UP 1011 awaits its next call to duty at Oxnard as Amtrak 782 highballs past the aging unit and yard office with a sharp looking F59PHI on the rear. With the ever dwindling number of patched UP mot... (more)
Soutbound Pacific Surfliner 774 slowly approaches the northern end of the siding at Camarillo on a cool, fall afternoon. The train is preparing to enter the siding where it will patiently wait for... (more)
Two Different Kinds of "Peace Be With You." As Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight races out of Camarillo, the engineer of today's train throws up a piece sign after noticing the... (more)
The private car "Dagny Taggart" gleams in the morning light as it passes through the wash rack inside Amtrak's 8th Street Coach Yard. The car has just completed a trip on the rear of the... (more)
Tim L. (left) of the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society's 3751 steam crew speaks with a father and son next to the big 4-8-4's drive wheels as the locomotive simmers quietly at Union Stati... (more)
Skittles...Taste The Rainbo...err...P42. With its job of leading the westbound Sunset Limited complete, AMTK 2 leads its train into the wash rack inside Amtrak's 8th Street Coach Yard. Afte... (more)
It's just after sunset as AMTK 463 leads Amtrak "Triple 7" (as the crew likes to call themselves on the radio) along the coast line, seen here skirting Pacific Cost Highway No. 1 and the... (more)
AMTK 451, one of the few remaining F59PHI's still in service on the Pacific Surfliners, leads one of the last editions of Amtrak 777 for the year out of Tunnel 26 and into Simi Valley at last ligh... (more)
It's a beautiful, spring day on Cuesta Pass as the sound of two General Electric locomotives straining to pull a heavy train upgrade echoes off the hillsides. The louder than normal chugging of tw... (more)
The head-end of BNSF 3777's train is seen banking into the curve after exiting Tunnel 9 as the rear of its train completes the circling of itself on the famed Tehachapi Loop.
Snaking Into A New Year. It's the first day of the new year as UP 6846 leads a southbound manifest through some rare Tehachapi snow and toward the first of many tunnels on the train's appro... (more)
Making the final push to Tehachapi Summit, UP 2619 lugs a colorful Herzog ballast train toward up the eastern face of the famous pass as the Monolith cement plant stands in the background.
Preparing Veterans For the Future. Tucked away in downtown Los Angeles, three BNSF GP60's and a Dash-8 look out of place sitting in Metrolink's Keller Yard. The four units are visiting the ... (more)