UP Big Boy #4014 has just departed Barstow as it heads to West Colton on the second day of its Southern California excursion.
New EMD F125 #927 is in charge of Los Angeles-bound train 753 as it makes its stop in Fullerton on a crisp Sunday morning.
Fullerton is all green on this early January day as Metrolink train 662 pulls in, led by one of the few remaining F59PHIs in active Metrolink service, #882.
You wouldn't know it was the middle of winter on this sunny Southern California day in mid-January. Amtrak Pacific Surfiner train 768 pulls into the palm tree-lined platform in Fullerton as... (more)
Metrolink train #367 is almost halfway through its trip from San Bernardino to Los Angeles on a cool but sunny New Years Day. The EMD F125 on the rear of the train let out a plume of black smoke a... (more)
King of the Hill. Showing off its enormity against the backdrop of Cajon Pass, "Big Boy" #4014 rounds a curve near Blue Cut while making its way towards Colton. Seeing the locomot... (more)
Shortly after steaming through Victorville, Big Boy #4014 meets and passes over a BNSF intermodal train at Frost.
With its excursion from Barstow coming to a close, the "Big Boy" pulls up to a stop at Slover to wait for a passing light power move, much to the delight of nearby railfans. The stop all... (more)
Down to One. Built in 1992, EMD F59PH #857 was one of Metrolink's original locomotives, having been with the Los Angeles commuter railroad since opening day. Since that time, it has seen th... (more)
Sound Transit F59PHI #908 leads a Lakewood-bound train into the Tacoma Dome station as it catches the last bit of sunlight before storm clouds in the background cover the whole sky. Within minutes... (more)
Southern Pacific #4449 rests quietly at its home at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center while visitors pass through to admire the magnificent locomotive.
As the 91 freeway starts showing the first signs of the morning rush, a Metrolink train bound for Los Angeles races quietly down the track away from the rising sun, about to pick up a load of comm... (more)
Twenty-seven years. Built in 1992, EMD F59PH (now F59PHR) #861 can still be seen powering Metrolink commuter trains around Southern California for several years to come given its status as ... (more)
Fond Farewell. Twenty years ago, a new breed of locomotive first traveled the rails between San Luis Obispo and San Diego. The new, sleek F59PHIs with their simple, yet beautiful paint sche... (more)
Looking incredibly small against the backdrop of the mountains, an eastbound BNSF manifest approaches Mojave on a crisp late-summer morning.