Coast Starlight detour train #11 rolls south through Mojave Yard on Union Pacific's Mojave Subdivision. The reroute was due to bridge replacement in Santa Barbara, CA.
Pre-sunrise shot of UP's northbound Seattle train as it crests the top of the 2+% grade on Metrolink's Valley Subdivision. This is Southern Pacific's old Saugus Line at the late Vincent (station ... (more)
Looking sharp with a spankin' clean UP Heritage unit on the point, leading two new Gevos.... all elephant style, along Metrolink's Valley Subdivision.
Oil cans roll southbound along the Santa Barbara Subdivision between Gaviota and Refugio.
Just another manifest to keep the adrenaline level up...
Another rerouted manifest makes it's way up Soledad Cyn where the canyon begins to get narrow. This one was caught crossing the bridge over the Santa Clara River, and about to enter tunnel #19.
A rare find in Soledad Cyn, this manifest is one of a number of reroutes using the canyon as of late due to track work being done on Cajon Pass. This was taken near Capra Rd coming out of Tunnel ... (more)
One of UP's Autorack trains caught winding it's way up the 1.8% out of Stenner Creek Canyon on the Coast Subdivision, approaching Serrano. The siding of Chorro can be seen hugging the hill, belo... (more)
Posted a similar shot of this train awhile back here snaking thru the S curves , but also have to share this image, as it catches the Oil Cans crossing the famed Stenner Creek Trestle.
Intermodal and Dash 9's are most prevalent on the Needles Sub, but did manage to catch this one with an old warbonnet. This is a westbound rounding the curve just out of CP Ludlow.
Eastbound stacks on the approach to CP Ludlow winds through the S curves.
Taken along the Needles Sub, "Plain Jane" rolls through CP Ludlow on it's trek across the Mojave Desert.
Empty oil heads north on the Santa Barbara Sub along Rincon Parkway just south of CP S. Seacliff after a day of rain.
Luck finds clear skies instead of the typical "June Gloom", as this northbound manifest heads up the Pacific Coastline on UP's Santa Barbara Subdivision.
UP TOFC works it's way up the grade between Bealville and Cliff in the Tehachapi Mtns. In the center of the shot can still be seen the fill that was used as a bypass route around tunnel 5, which ... (more)