Running around their train at Santa Susana in the late afternoon light, the power for today's LOF41, including a touch of authentic Southern Pacific, hustles past the Santa Susana Railroad Depot &... (more)
Things feel "just right" in this 2018 scene as a black-widow painted EMD SD9 sends up a plume of exhaust and the engineer brings the throttle back another notch as the Candy Cane Express... (more)
Things appear to be almost normal this afternoon as Amtrak 712 hustles across one of the rust-colored spans here at Orwood. Almost normal, because if one looks closely between the P42 shoving on t... (more)
Heavily laden with a load of Thanksgiving travelers, a nine-car Pacific Surfliner leans into the curve on its final approach to its Simi Valley station stop.
The crew of the BNSF 8350 have just begun their morning duties of building an outbound grain train has recently been unloaded at a facility near Hughson.
BNSF 6321 leads a short string of empty autoracks past the 1900-built, original ATSF depot here in Stockton. The fine looking structure is still used today by Amtrak, with more than a dozen San... (more)
Southern Pacific Under Threatening Skies. A threatening sky has begun to form above Simi Valley as the LOF41, headed today by a veteran, ex-Southern Pacific GP60, prepares to shove east for... (more)
Hustling across the Middle River at Orwood, BNSF 8192 leads an eastbound manifest for Stockton in the morning light. This bridge, located just east of a similar bridge-type that crosses the Old Ri... (more)
Finally able to make its escape after being trapped in "B Yard" by a switch job, BNSF's 2019 Christmas Train breaks out of San Bernardino for its run to Barstow as it passes the beautifu... (more)
One of the more interesting things to look back on for Amtrak's San Joaquin's in 2019 was the need for extra cars to raise the axle count of all trains. The dilemma to add additional, non-r... (more)
With its station stop in Stockton complete - Amtrak 717 highballs out of town, running today with one of a couple lower-level equipment sets used by Amtrak California.
Dropping downgrade through James, UP 9926 brings the LRR65 around the second half of the horseshoe curve here with the upper section seen up to the right.
Amtrak northbound San Joaquin No. 717, running this cloudy afternoon with one of the lower-level, ex-NJT comet car sets, calls on the original 1900-built, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railwa... (more)
First light spills onto the floor of the fertile, Central Valley of California as an appropriately named Amtrak San Joaquin races south across the Merced River over the original ATSF span h... (more)
UP 9926 finds the morning light in the depths of the Feather River Canyon for the first time today as it leaves the Honeymoon Tunnels behind and passes the Rock Creek Dam - a popular focus point f... (more)