A Valentines Day light power move, consisting of a schnazzy ex-SP SD70M and a clean GEVO finishes up their wye-move at the Junction and heads back south to Warm Springs. Note, the weatherman expec... (more)
Get a job! is what Engineer Ruben Negrete exclaimed when he cruised by Niles Junction on Valentines Day, with a 4 car train and the CDTX 2010 leading. Maybe I should get back to my job of b... (more)
CDTX 2002 leads a 4 car Capitol Corridor train across the diamond at Niles Junction. The track it is crossing is the ex-Western Pacific "Oakland Subdivision" which runs from Melrose (in Oakland) t... (more)
Spring is near! Electric green hills, and thefruit trees blooming are signs that Spring is upon us. We're still over a month from the first day of Spring, and here at Niles Junction, where ... (more)
Engineer Mike Labato eases Train 537 down to 15MPH for the diamond, as he and the CDTX 2010 cross the Alameda Creek. Canon Rebel XS.
A beautiful Heritage 2 GP60M leads the Southbound Warm Springs Local over the Alameda Creek trestle on a sweet 65 degree Winter afternoon. Canon Rebel XS.
A beautiful Santa Fe GP30 leads the Northbound Warm Springs Local over the Alameda Creek trestle on a sweet 65 degree Winter afternoon.
UP local switching a customer near Niles Jct.
After dropping off its train in Warm Springs, the Local heads back north as light engines, crossing Washington Blvd which is going to eliminated by the new overpass I am standing on.
Two GEVO's lead a super short AOAHO across the Alameda Creek Trestle. I guess the poor economy has shortened the trains, as the AOAHO-18 was only 14 cars. Canon Rebel XS.
The BNSF Warm Springs Local crosses the Alameda Creek on a gorgeous Winter afternoon with a sweet BN Green GP39 leading.
A UP GEVO leads a Westbound stack train off Altamont Pass under beautiful Winter skies. Canon Rebel XS.
#535 crosses the Alameda Creek Trestle on a beautiful clear Winter afternoon. Canon Rebel XS.
BNSF Warm Springs Turn on the UP Niles Sub, SD40-2 and the last ex GN SDP40, 6327, since retired. Train is crossing Alameda creek passing the former Niles Tower site.
ACE #4 rolls through Niles Junction passing my 1997 Thunderbird. If you look very closely, you'll see my dog too in the car, enjoying the passing train.