UP 8115, 7693, 8681 & 5433 lead 25lds 92mtys, 6437tns, 7916ft. UP 5381 yet another repaint out of NLR, is the lone rear DPU. I love the way the nose looks on these repaints, I wished they would pa... (more)
QWCTU departs West Colton with a GEVO shoving at the hind end for the trip to Tucson.
What at first glance appears to be three separate manifests is actually the LOQ32S Sunday Kaiser Hauler rounding the loop at PEPPER behind the usual grouping of SD60s and a Genset.
A GE DPU brings up the markers on a Roseville-bound manifest as the train heads up the Palmdale Cutoff.
In the second decade of the Twenty-First Century, it is always a pleasant surprise to find a "conventional" narrow-nose diesel on the point of a freight train. And it was an even more p... (more)
The YWC27R yard crew brings a manifest out to the Departure Yard as three other manifests prepare to depart.
Several outbounds await their slot out of West Colton Yard. From left to right MWCFR, MWCEC, and LOQ32 (Kaiser Hauler) are seen. That genset in the foreground would later lead LOQ32.
West Colton is a busy place on this day, as a yard job shoves a train back into the yard and the outbound MWCFR prepares to depart for Fresno.
The Basin Hauler prepares to depart West Colton Yard as a hopper train heads east as darkness begins to fall.
On its first trip west, brand-new Union Pacific ES44AC 8216 arrives at West Colton Yard in Bloomington, California, on the point of train MNPWC 18 (Merchandise, North Platte NE to West Colton CA).... (more)
UPP 24567 having Rock Island heritage was part of the trade in for the Big Boy; arrived West Colton off the M NPWC-03 on Jan 5th.
Finding buried treasure inside the West Colton Roundhouse. Built as EMD SD45 CNW 949; rebuilt to MK SD40M-2 SP 8706; now SD40-2 UP 2782 has been retired.
UP 3105 trade in for the UP BigBoy 4014 arrived West Colton off the M FWWC-17 on Dec 20.