The 4PM switcher has a pair of P42s (including a heritage unit) for the evening's Southwest Chief. Departure time for the Chief is just a couple minutes when I shot this. The train would end up l... (more)
The 6PM Switcher has a single Superliner car in tow. It would drop this car just a few yards further and then the engine would head off for points north. I have absolutely no idea what they were d... (more)
The El Segundo Local returns to downtown LA running up the east bank of the river. Carrying loaded cars indicates they must have stopped at J-Yard for some transfers on their way back.
A ten-hour late Southwest Chief with a BNSF Dash 9 leading and some private varnish on the rear, races along the west bank of the concrete LA River as it heads into its very last miles before reac... (more)
A ten-hour late Southwest Chief with a BNSF Dash 9 leading and some private varnish on the rear drops down off the Redondo Flyover as it heads into its very last miles before reaching Los Angeles ... (more)
A mostly typical (except for the substitute P42 on the back) Pacific Surfliner from San Diego to Los Angeles is heading into the last miles of its journey as heads up the Los Angeles River.
Having discovered that P42DC #60 is dead (completely dead, can't get it to respond at all), an Amtrak switch crew who were putting together that nights #4 SWC, returns to the Redondo Roundhouse ar... (more)
The Lackawanna-heritage unit leads the very-low-priority KAILC through Southern California on its way to LATC near downtown Los Angeles. Railfans in SoCal were waiting on this train for at least 2... (more)
The Robertson Ready Rock train shuttles back and forth between a rock quarry in Cabazon CA and a cement plant in Gardena CA. It is seen here making (what the symbol indicates) is its second run of... (more)
Opened in February of 1886, the Romanesque Revival union station in Portland Oregon still stands proud, still serving passengers 121 years later.
A single engine (and one from Mexico) leads the UP autoracks from Gibson IN to Mira Loma CA through the western end of San Timeteo Canyon. There was another unit on the back of the train.
A hot Z train makes its way west through the end of San Timeteo Canyon as it nears the Los Angeles Basin and the end of its run.
This might look like a BNSF local, but it's actual a Portland Terminal train, the Lake Yard Transfer that moves cars from Vancouver to Lake Yard (and I believe also works the UP while it's out and... (more)
Pulling a very long cut of nothing but grain hoppers, the Portland & Western's 663 Job waits to head over the Columbia Draw along the Amtrak platform.