A Roger Puta Photograph
An eastbound San Joaquin makes a scheduled stop at Merced on Santa Fe's Valley Line.
A set of four Alligators and a GP30 enter Santa Fe's engine terminal for servicing after hauling a manifest from Barstow.
Ex-C&NW Dash 9 8623 leads a fast-moving double-stack train through Wyche, CA, south of Stockton, on its way to the APL container facility in Oakland.
SF30C 9560 leads a 199 through a sweeping curve "railroad" west of Ballico and the Merced River as it speeds northward through the San Joaquin Valley.
East of Stockton, 611 West passes vineyards flooded by abundant spring rains.
A Santa Fe merchandise train rolls along a lengthy fill between the corn fields and almond orchards that surround the Merced River.
A few months after the merger with UP, ex-WP GP40-2 3555 leads an eastbound at Kingdon, a few miles north of Stockton.
On a foggy night southeast of Stockton at milepost 1114, a target signal's green aspect turns into a beam shooting out from its lens as an eastbound freight approaches.
The World's Fair Daylight, headed for New Orleans, prepares to depart Fresno on a beautiful June morning in 1984.
In a torrential downpour, a 199 train roars through a sharp curve west of Ballico, seemingly undeterred by the raging weather around it.
A hot 991 train passes the ex-Santa Fe depot in Stockton in pea-soup fog.
An SP eastbound motors down a tangent on its way to Modesto and points south.
SP SD9E 4356 leads a westbound manifest at Stockton Tower.
SP GP9E and three sisters lead a westbound manifest down SP's Valley Line.