As an eastbound Santa Fe manifest drops out of the defile that forms the eastern gateway to the pass, the northwestern sky is filled with the orange light of the setting sun. The manifest is passi... (more)
A westbound Santa Fe piggyback train flies across emerald fields of Soybeans west of Leeds, Illinois, on August 26, 1995. A pair of GE B40-8Ws bracket two EMD GP60Bs in almost-perfect A-B-B-A form... (more)
Santa Fe 5347 West creeps through the ATSF-UP interchange to get to UP's Stockton Yard from Santa Fe's Mormon Yard. Because of catastrophic flood damage to SP's Tehachapi line on March 1, 1983, Sa... (more)
Santa Fe red and silver FP45 No. 98 leads a long pig train up the steep grade at Woodford, CA. The morning fog hasn't yet burned off, and the 98 looked like phantom apparition when it appeared fro... (more)
Santa Fe eastbound SUPER C Bandini just minutes into it's journey to Chicago. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the startup of this train.
SD75Ms 8268 and 249 head east.
An eastbound approaches the flyover at Frost, behind an interesting selection of power. Trailing units are GP9 2279, SDF40-2 5261, SD50 CR 6732, SD40-2 5147, SF30C 9528, and FP45 97.
The 1979 Pacific Railroad Society "Mountain Outin" passenger special was run up the steeper south track from Cajon Siding to Cajon Summit, and in the process, pretty much tied up the railroad. Th... (more)
Santa Fe 5997 East, a pig train out of northern California, grinds slowly past a herd of sheep as shepherds work to maintain control of their flock as the big, noisy machines roar past. Forage is ... (more)
A trio of Warbonnet Dash 8-40CWs, 812, 893 and 944, wheel a westbound intermodal around the curve at Willard.
SD45-2 5822 leads an eastbound towards Crozier Canyon, past permanent way renewal work.
With misty clouds draping the mountains and a light rain falling, a westbound Santa Fe pig meets an eastbound manifest at Blue Cut. We're standing right on top of the infamous San Andreas Fault.
With 4-axle power assigned in Bakersfield, a westbound pig train starts the long climb to the summit of Franklin Canyon at Maltby. The big oil storage tanks in the distance belong to Getty Oil.
SD45-2 5835 leads GP35s 2822 and 2911 at the head of westbound autoracks.
Surrounded by diesel locomotives in primer paint, Santa Fe 5394 shows off the brand new "Kodachrome" paint scheme for the proposed Santa Fe - Southern Pacific merger.