Its first time out to the "Wild West." UP 1943 the "Spirit of Union Pacific" also referred to many as UP's veterans unit leads a short 6 car passenger special to Oakland Califo... (more)
The rear DPU's on this Englewood to West Colton manifest pass under the ex SP signal bridge at Mecca.
Early morning at Mecca finds this eastbound stack train passing under the last remaining SP Cantilever signal bridge on the Yuma Sub.
ZLAJX heads under the SP searchlight cantilever at Mecca in great morning light with an SD70ACe leader.
Trio of ACe's run elephant style as they charge east passing the old SP cantilever at West Mecca.
Between Mecca and North Shore in the Coachella valley, NS 1072 leads a westbound UP train by the date palms as it speeds toward Los Angeles on Union Pacific's Yuma Subdivision, part of the former ... (more)
ILXDIB brings a trainload of Dallas-bound autos and intermodal through the desert at Mecca. Looming the train is the last remaining SP cantilever signal on this particular stretch of trackage.
The Norfolk Southern Illinois Terminal heritage SD70ACe made a visit to Southern California this past week. Here it passes under the venerable and iconic SP cantilever signal.
Norfolk Southern's Illinois Terminal heritage unit leads a K train west into the setting sun in California.
Passing through Mecca, NS 1072 finishes off an awesome chase with 4 good friends as it races west into the evening light.
Early morning out on the Union Pacific's Yuma Subdivision east of Indio finds an eastbound manifest passing the Southern Pacific era cantilever signal bridge at the west end of Mecca.
Passing beneath the cantilever signal at Mecca, located just west of Indio on Union Pacific's Yuma Subdivision, the C&NW heritage unit leads an intermodal train on its trip east across the Sunset ... (more)
4 units lead a fast moving eastbound general freight past Mecca in the early morning.
The "Northwestern" heritage unit leads the ZCIG4 under the old SP signal bridge that guards the west end of Mecca as the train races east at near 70mph.
Last stop on our El Centro Hauler chase was Mecca where the train headed under the old cantilever signal bridge while we tried to figure out why the dirt was so spongey.