Having just passed through the first of many tunnels, Amtrak 11 climbs out of Caliente and toward Tunnel 2 as it detours over Tehachapi.
With the length of its train still snaking through Cliff and Tunnel 5, a northbound UP intermodal train's head-end exists Tunnel 3 as it approaches Bealville in the morning light.
Kern Jct. Sunset. Running over four hours late following the delay of a Metrolink trespasser strike down south in the San Fernando Valley, Amtrak's detouring Coast Starlight No. 14 has to w... (more)
Snaking its way through the may curves between Rowen and Woodford, including a horseshoe curve, UP 8132 leads a heavy manifest bound for West Colton up Tehachapi. The head-end power and a number o... (more)
With a hefty of the LOF65 on the drawbar, UP 5338 and three additional units work upgrade through Tunnel 27 while battling the grade on Santa Susana Pass.
Amtrak 14 drops drown grade through Bealville and meets a waiting BNSF Z train. The Starlights, trains No. 11 and 14, were both forced to detour for three straight days (Sept. 14-16) following Met... (more)
Stainless Steel At Monolith. Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, catches the golden hour rays of sunlight as the popular passenger train detours over Tehachapi. Having just crested t... (more)
With the first day of steam in the books, GCRY 29 shows it train out toward the wye to prepare the consist for tomorrow's trip to the Grand Canyon powered by GCRY 4960. As the little 2-8-0 shoves ... (more)
Doubleheaded Blowdown. As GCRY 29 and GCRY 4960 pull their train out of the railway's Williams storage tracks prior to shoving the train back to the depot, the engineers on both locomotives... (more)
A Magical Ending. Following four epic, consecutive days of steam locomotives operating on the Grand Canyon Railway, powered by none other than GCRY 29 and GCRY 4960, who would have thought ... (more)
With a pair of "robbers" now onboard following their hold-up of the Grand Canyon Railway's Train No. 3 at Quivero, GCRY 29 and one of the railway's F40's work hard to get their heavy tra... (more)
GCRY 29 catches the late afternoon light as it leads its train away from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and into Coconino Canyon as the train heads back for Williams.
Entering the depths of Soledad Canyon, Metrolink 209 exists Tunnel 19 as it heads for its final destination of Lancaster.
"It's Too Late For That." With a touch of SP still holding strong on the nose of the UP 1053, a rather late edition of the LOF41 passes through Chatsworth as it prepares to duck i... (more)
On the last day of the September 2019 Coast Starlight detours, Amtrak 14 works upgrade into Soledad Canyon as it leads its train through the 332-foot long bore of Tunnel No. 19 and through a priva... (more)