Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4014 and its 23-car passenger train have unloaded their passengers at the Barstow Amtrak station and the train is beginning to move again. As it does, the bit 4-8-8-4 steam ... (more)
Passing the Barstow, California’s impressive Santa Fe passenger station/Harvey House, named Casa del Desierto, is a Union Pacific 23-car passenger train powered by “Big Boy” 4014. The big ... (more)
It is 7:09 am and the sun is just about to peek over the eastern horizon as Amtrak train 42, the eastbound Pennsylvanian begins boarding its passengers on September 22, 2019. At 7:30 sharp... (more)
Amtrak 834 has come to a stop at the Tucson Station with the eastbound Sunset Limited.
Passing by Amtrak's Hammond-Whiting passenger station in Whiting, Indiana, a Norfolk Southern ethanol train heads toward Chicago. A pair of Dash 9-44CWs, 9585 and 9035, power this train.
2001 miles from its origination city (New Orleans, Louisiana) Amtrak train 1, the westbound tri-weekly Sunset Limited, makes its next-to-last station stop before arriving in Los Angeles. D... (more)
Amtrak train 715, a San Joaquin traveling from Bakersfield to Oakland's Jack London Square station, makes a stop in Merced, California (which is also a crew change point) on June 14, 2019. ... (more)
Heading east through Hammond, Indiana, is a Canadian Pacific ethanol train. A pair of CP's recent GE rebuilds power this train, with AC4400CWM 8044 up front, and AC4400CWM 8041 as the rear Distri... (more)
On February 17, 2018, California Department of Transportation coach 5008 was sitting by itself at the Bakersfield, California, Amtrak station. This car was built by St. Louis Car Company in 1968 ... (more)
Unique to the Santa Fe - in fact, unique in all of railroading - is Santa Fe SWBLW 1460, as seen in the collection of the Western America Railroad Museum in Barstow, California, on December 18, 20... (more)
The conductor on Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief, checks the tickets of sleeping car passengers boarding in Victorville, California, on July 10, 2019. This may be the train heading... (more)
A very late Amtrak number 3, the westbound "Southwest Chief," makes a stop at Victorville, California, 16 hours late. A single coach passenger detrains here, yet this train will remain ... (more)
Having finished some switching north of town the local is dragging its way back to the yard, stretching to the horizon.
Passengers begin boarding the eastbound Texas Eagle, at Temple, TX. In the distance, a southbound hauling military vehicles waits on the mainline behind NS and UP power.
The Pacific local is normally heavy with covered hoppers and lumber cars, but today, despite a steady rain, it picked up an additional load at the National Museum of Transport in Kirkwood: N&W Y6... (more)