Vestibule to Nowhere Awaiting a meet that will never arrive, THPX 801 sits like a ghost on Carrizo Gorge Siding with the empty mainline in the foreground. The turn in the mainline that ru... (more)
East Siding Switch - I found this siding listed as "Carrizo Gorge Siding" on an old topo map of the area and it is not referenced in my copy of the Altamont California Region Tim... (more)
Goat Canyon - Built in 1932 to by pass a tunnel that had collapsed in an earthquake (located to the right, out of the frame) the trestle at Goat Canyon in the Carrizo Gorge is over 180 feet... (more)
The West Portal of Tunnel 18 - Looking east through Tunnel 18.
The wooden trestle at Goat Canyon is nearly a mile behind us and the former station at Dos Cabezas lies 6 track miles ahead... (more)
The Little Engine that Can't - A forlorn Alco S-4 switcher sits facing the gorge on a house track in the yard at Jacumba.
Spring in the Carrizo Gorge - Looking into the gorge from near the tracks, two wrecked box cars cling to the steep canyon wall.
The cars derailed in an accident in the 80’s where the t... (more)
The East Entrance to Tunnel 8 - Looking east out of the darkness of Tunnel 8, the longest tunnel on the Desert Line, an old steel water tank is visible on the right.
The tank is about 8 ... (more)
Ghost in the Machine - What is left of UP 669, a EMD GP38-2 sits forlornly in the yard Jacumba Station attached to a small, equally dilapidated Alco switcher.
Available pictures show th... (more)
Meet at West Amboy - A westbound high priority pig train meets an eastbound stacker at Amboy California on an unseasonably warm March day,
(Left Leader BNSF 7513 GE ES44DC and Right Le... (more)
West Portal of Tunnel 9 - Looking through the west portal of Tunnel 9, towards the west portal of Tunnel 10.
This railroad was embargoed in 2008 and there have been no trains running on... (more)
Carizzo Gorge Siding - I found this siding listed as "Carrizo Gorge Siding" on an old topo map of the area and it is not referenced in my copy of the Altamont California Region Timetable 20... (more)
East Portal of Tunnel 7 - Carrizo Gorge - Tunnel 7 collapsed at some point after the Goat Canyon Trestle was built and and before 1949 (the dates on the track).
Instead of clearing and r... (more)
Setting Sun Over Cadiz - An eastbound stack train crests the top of Cadiz Summit and starts the slow up hill climb to Danby California.
The Old Women Mountains from Cadiz [Plate 475] - A westbound mixed manifest train passes the Women Mountains from on the way up Cadiz Summit.
Two Cars Back - A set of five (5) former Chicago Northwestern (CNW) commuter cars that were acquired by Chicago Metra (METX) and later sold as surplus lies derailed across the turnout at Du... (more)