Awaiting its next call to duty, an ex-SP GP40-2 rests between assignments on a feed mill spur located off the UP Fresno Sub in the southern San Joaquin valley.
A warm Sunday morning in the central valley finds an SJVRR freight sporting a GP38 in old RailAmerica colors tied down in Goshen a couple of miles east of the UP mainline.
Nearing Bakersfield under cloudy skies, a southbound Union Pacific business special approaches Saco on the ex-SP Fresno Subdivision with California Highway "99" off to the right.
Near Kingsburg in California's San Joaquin Valley, a Union Pacific local with a rebuilt SD40-2 on the point works an industrial spur off the former SP Fresno Line.
A pair of US&S relics stand guard along the now abandoned Southern Pacific Porterville Sub in the tiny farming community of Richgrove. The line was once an important and busy route for SP's perish... (more)
Near Earlimart in California's San Joaquin Valley, a pair of EMD's hustle a Delano reefer block southward on the SP old Fresno Subdivision.
With a new Bakersfield crew onboard, Union Pacific's northbound Los Angeles to Seattle intermodal sprints by the farmlands at Cawelo in California's lower San Joaquin Valley.
At the southern tip of the San Joaquin Valley, dozens of Amtrak Express Boxcars are stored on the San Joaquin Valley railroad's Arvin branch located southwest of Bakersfield.
On a foggy morning in the lower San Joaquin Valley, the northbound ZLCBR heads out of the siding Cawelo on the UP's Fresno Sub.
Approaching the siding at Delfar on the UP's Fresno Sub is the Southern Pacific heritage engine on the point of the northbound ZLCBR trailer train bound for Portland, Oregon.
Passing Slater on the UP's Fresno Sub, the Wimmer Engineering special nears Bakersfield where the train will change crews before heading into the Tehachapi mountains.
Handling a Bill Wimmer Engineering special, UP 6936 has the inspection train moving along at track speed as it passes the south switch Delfar on the UP's Fresno Sub.