The twice weekly Hollister Local has ran around its train as it proceeds to switch industry around Gilroy. Like the Santa Margarita Turn, both Watsonville Junction based train rarely, or no longer... (more)
Rare treat moves over the Kansas & Pacific Extension on February 6th, 2022. The prospect of shooting a Southern Pacific Bloody Nose on the point of a train in this... (more)
A blast from the past! UP 1004 looks right at home in patched Cotton Belt as it passes the mission bell tower in the village of San Miguel. The turn comes down from Watsonville Junction every Satu... (more)
On the afternoon of July 29, 1997, a southbound Wisconsin & Southern freight, led by former Southern Pacific EMD GP20 No. 4118, is about to thunder over the diamond at Duplainville, Wisconsin. In ... (more)
Big Geep Acquisitions. On the night of Mach 26, 2022, Union Pacific 1068 (née-SSW 9669, GP60, 3/1990) and UP 1131 (née-SP 9606, GP60, 1/1988) sit outside the Amtrak Station in Redding, Ca... (more)
After working industries further north, UP LSF54 is highballing it south back to Bloomington Yard. In the process it, it passes by the classic, Chicago & Alton depot in Dwight. Located just over 7... (more)
UP LSF54 is highballing it southward through Odell, IL with a decent size train for Bloomington Yard. UP 1066, wearing sharp Southern Pacific paint, leads the way with help from a sister GP60. The... (more)
After switching Hoffman Transportation, Dow Chemical and Prairie Creek, LSF54 hustles back south to Bloomington. With a GP60 that still wears classic Southern Pacific paint leading the charge, the... (more)
Exiting the Pequot Branch in the unincorporated community of Mazonia, LSF54 slows to a stop over the Mazon River to allow the conductor and brakeman to make way to the head end. Leading the way is... (more)
UP 6318 (AC4400CW) is one of only a handful of former Southern Pacific speed lettered motors still working in the 'bloody nose' paint scheme for the Union Pacific.
A very special UP 6318 runs through Peoria, Colorado with a grain train. This is one of a handful of Southern Pacific motors to still be running the rails, let alone leading.
A rare sight these days is seeing a patched Southern Pacific engine leading a Union Pacific Freight. UP 6318 (AC4400CW-CTE) leads a grain train through Peoria, Colorado on its way to Kansas.
Throw back shot to the Coastline circa 2015. This was back when UP ran regular empty autos and well cars on the coast. Former SP 232 does the honors leading today.
The El Segundo Local begins its shove into Grain Craft the morning after Christmas with a long cut of cars.
When I found out that the last SP GP40-2 on the UP roster was working on the El Segundo Local there was one shot I knew I wanted and it was this, of the train coming in onto the Wilmington Sub wit... (more)