Another day draws to a close in downtown Los Angeles as some of the heavily tagged graffiti Union Pacific power rests in J Yard between assignments.
Flowers have begun to bloom thanks to the warm, Southern California temperatures as this morning's LOF63 sets to work in the Oxnard yard as they prepare to grab a cut of cars to take over to the V... (more)
With a hefty trio of GP's serving as today's LOF41 power, UP 1053 heads back for the main after switching in two new lumber loads after bringing out the empties and placing them on the main. Once ... (more)
Pounding the switch at the southern end of Ventura, Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight, carrying a trio of private cars on the rear today, begins to slow as it prepares to meet a late running Amt... (more)
Coming up just shy of the diamond at San Pedro Junction, BNSF yard power working the west end of the intermodal facility at Commerce begin to shove back into the yard as they continue their steady... (more)
All is quiet at Amtrak's Redondo maintenance shops as the AMKTK 509 soaks up the late afternoon light.
Catching the warm embrace of sunlight on this cool, winter morning, BNSF's 2019 Southern California Christmas Train bends around the hillside just east of the Swarthout Canyon Road grade crossing.... (more)
With their trip down the Feather River Canyon complete, the crew of the LRR65-22 is almost done for the day as they move their train's power back toward their parking spot adjacent to the Oroville... (more)
Hot on the heels of the homeward-bound UP 4014, UP 8536 makes quick work of this empty autorack train and it hustles across the desert floor just east of Niland.
Snaking through the twists and turns of Woodford, UP 7601 brings up the rear of a northbound manifest and the head-end of the train approaches the horseshoe curve between Woodford and Rowan.
NNRY 40 and 93 carefully back their mixed train up the wye at Ruth as an aging loading dock here sits waiting for its next load...perhaps never to come, even if only for a photo op.
Having left the desert community of Barstow behind, the 2019 edition of the BNSF Railway's Southern California Christmas Train heads west between Lenwood and Hodge with an impressive background of... (more)
It might be winter, but its a warm morning in Victorville as BNSF 4104 hauls a westbound train upgrade into town alongside Route 66.
Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight, running with two units and just five cars today, negotiates the first curves of Santa Susana Pass as the train climbs toward Tunnel 27.
Starlight...or Surfliner? As the coronavirus pandemic continues to change everyday life as we knew it (who would have ever thought something like that would sound more real than clique?), e... (more)