Late in the day, big C40-8W No. 838 leads a heavy coiled steel train past the small yard at East Antioch. The train is headed to USS-POSCO Steel in nearby Pittsburg.
On a beautiful autumn afternoon, Santa Fe manifest 942 West crosses the concrete trestle at the edge of Suisun Bay to make its way through Antioch, CA. The train will likely set out loads in Pitts... (more)
On a chilly Thanksgiving morning in 1986, Santa Fe 9523 East, a hot 991 train, kicks up dust as it hustles past the Dupont chemical plant in east Antioch, CA. This symbol kept a blistering schedul... (more)
With a perfect reflection in a pool of rain water below the right of way, Santa Fe 874 West, a hot 199 train, hustles through Oakley, CA, on the edge of the San Joaquin Delta. In roughly an hour a... (more)
A hot Santa Fe 199 accelerates through Pittsburg as its lead unit rocks through the east switch of the siding there. Partly obscured in shadow is a GP30u that the railroad uses for locals based in... (more)
After dropping off loads at the UPS facility at North Bay, Santa Fe 202 West departs for its final destination: Richmond, CA. SD75M No. 202 was looking good on this beautiful afternoon.
A hot Santa Fe 199 train crosses the salt swamp between Port Chicago and Avon, and passes the old but profitable Tosco Oil Refinery. Tosco was famous at this time for being one of the few refineri... (more)
Santa Fe 103 West, a hot 199 train headed for Richmond, CA, hustles through East Antioch with a long string of UPS trailers and other hot cargo in tow. The symbol was one of the fastest on the rai... (more)
An eastbound San Joaquin passes a recently built country mansion at Knightsen.
Just before sunset, a westbound San Joaquin breaks out of the shadows as it races through East Antioch.
Amtrak 710 leans into a super-elevated curve at East Antioch as it passes a train of coiled steel bound for nearby Pittsburg.
Doing every bit of 79 mph, a westbound San Joaquin races through the town of Hughson in the San Joaquin Valley.
An eastbound San Joaquin meets a UP Pittsburg Local and heads for the crossing of the New (San Joaquin) River at Orwood. In the distance is the Coast Range.
An eastbound San Joaquin rips through Knightsen at 79 mph with a UP Pittsburg Local waiting in the siding.
An eastbound San Joaquin catches a ray of sunlight in front of a looming storm.