Rotting Away in the Desert Sun - Purchased by the Pacific Imperial Railway (aka PIR) the successor in interest to the Carrizo Gorge Railway, these three former Union Pacific GP40-2's sit ro... (more)
Wired for Safety - The wire mesh guards retrofitted around the cab windows of this SD45 sitting in El Centro California is a testament to how rough it's operating life is in Mexico.
Inside View of METX 7773 at Dubbers Spur - On Dubbers Spur there sits a set of five (5) former Chicago Northwestern (CNW) commuter cars that were acquired by Chicago Metra (METX) and later ... (more)
Bridge at MP 95.9 - Looking down the main line of the Desert Line towards Dubbers Spur (where the cars are located) and Tunnel #5 where the line enters the gorge from the drop off point at ... (more)
Bridge Over Little Carrizo Creek Near Dubbers Spur - Goat Canyon trestle is is seven (7) track miles away and Dos Cabazas Station (on the other end of the gorge) is 13.7 track miles eastwar... (more)
Metra Cars on Dubbers Spur - After a short hike across the hill from Jacumba Road, the line of five former Chicago Metra cars come into view on Dubbers Spur.
The track on the left is t... (more)
Heading West at Niland Junction - A mixed merchandise train moves off the Calexico Subdivision and enters the Yuma Subdivision for the westbound trip to the yard at West Colton California.
Stein's Hill Panorama - A westbound auto train approaches Stein's Hill on BNSF Main #3 in the Cajon Pass.
Burlington Northern #450 - [A Study of Moving Coal Cars] - This open hopper built in February of 1976 by the Pullman Standard Company rolls down the Cajon Pass loaded with Utah coal in rout... (more)
Chicago North Western - [A Study of Moving Coal Cars] - The Chicago North Western logo on the side of a UP coal train in route to West Colton passes by Hill 582 on BNSF trackage.
This op... (more)
CREX 1210 at Hill 582 - A westbound mixed merchandise train lead by a Citirail lease unit passes Hill 582 on it's way down the Cajon Pass.
Missouri Pacific - [A Study of Moving Coal Cars] - The Missouri Pacific Lines logo on the side of a UP coal train in route to West Colton passes by Hill 582 on BNSF trackage.
This open ... (more)
The Maintenance of Way Shed at Ferum California - Constructed of spent railroad ties (wooden sleepers) and salvaged rails, the maintenance of way shed at Ferum California stands abandon aft... (more)
Maitenance of Way Shed Switch at Ferrum - Loads of iron ore in open gondolas were brought to the small yard at Ferrum located along the Southern Pacific's Sunset Route by the Salton Sea in ... (more)
Goat Canyon - The rail line through the Carrizo Gorge was constructed starting in 1906 and it opened in 1919.
Here, an old Santa Fe hopper stands on a siding at Goat Canyon next to the ... (more)