Business as usual at West Colton on Thanksgiving 2020.
SP 8493 west leads a 7 unit consist which includes GP9's 3415 and 3824 on the WCLAY (West Colton-Los Angeles manifest) around the loop at the Pepper St overpass.
A Southern Pacific train enters the railroad’s West Colton Yard after traversing Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cutoff. This eastbound train is led by a pair of Union Pacific SD40-2s (3213 and 3235),... (more)
Union Pacific's Big Boy 4014 rests for the evening after its return from Barstow, Ca. on the second leg of a two day excursion to benefit the RailGiants Museum in Pomona, California. October 13, 2... (more)
Rods Down and Rods Down!Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4014 is the largest, heaviest, and most powerful operational steam locomotive in the world. Between 1941 and 1944 the American Locomot... (more)
Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4014 has arrived at the railroad’s West Colton Yard and is backing its 10-car train down the mainline to the western end of the yard, and then will head straight into the yar... (more)
SP 9215 leads SP Kodachrome 7672, SP 7626 and SP 7245 under the Pepper Street overpass to back on to its train. The 7245 will then head east and go around the balloon track in order to take its tr... (more)
An interesting lash-up of SP power brings the Anaheim Hauler in to West Colton Yard on a typical hot and hazy day in Southern California.
The crew on the SP 6321 prepare to head out of the diesel service area and into the West Colton yard for more switching duties. Photo taken with permission.
The engineer on Cotton Belt 7654 backs his power towards his train as seen from the Pepper Street overpass.
UP 1943 soaks in the sun, which was short lived today as a quick break between a series of storm systems offered up this sunlit shot.
A lucky break in the clouds between storms here in Southern California, offered up this shot of UP 4141 at West Colton.
SP 7551 shows of the special Santa Fe - Southern Pacific "Kodachrome" merger paint scheme, with the white SP on the side of the unit. A wide variety of SP power is also seen in the West... (more)
SP 5110 needs some paint touch-up on the nose as it sits in the diesel service area in the SP West Colton yard.