An aerial view of the Santa Fe diesel locomotive repair shops on the east end of Barstow yard.
Santa Fe 5643 east has SP 7319, SP 8491 and SF 6340 preparing to leave the Barstow yard on a clear October morning. In the pre-merger days of late 1984 the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific were excha... (more)
On display at the Western American Railroad Museum in Barstow.
A classic in not too bad of shape on display at the Western American Railroad Museum in Barstow.
The night sky and street lights help a little, but the paint has well faded on this museum piece. Time for a restoration touch-up to bring the colors back to life.
Another in the seemingly endless parade of double-stack trains on the BNSF "Transcon" exits Barstow Yard and enters the Needles Subdivision. The train blocks the view of the Barstow depot where t... (more)
In the mid-1970s, Santa Fe rebuilt three Alco RSD15s with EMD components and dubbed them CRSD20 diesels. These were used on the hump at the railroad's massive new yard in Barstow, California, whi... (more)
A Santa Fe westbound manifest smokes it up as it departs Barstow, California, behind GP50 3813 on November 9, 1985. The trailing units include a U36C, an SD45 and an SD45-2.
With plenty of horsepower, UP 79 proceeds east through California's Afton Canyon between Yermo and Kelso with two DD35As, one DD35B and a GE U50C.
Pretty new C30-7 8034 and sister 8026 idles at the old Barstow engine facilities, in the background U36C 8705, built 1972, rebuilt 12/85 to SF30C ATSF 9515.
A westbound loaded ethanol train snakes its way into Barstow on a hot summer day in the high desert.
A westbound load of Utah coal meets an eastbound BNSF intermodal train departing Barstow Yard.
Santa Fe SD75Ms Nos. 202 and 234 sit in a shop building, waxed and polished for their trip tomorrow on the point of BNSF's Super Bowl Special.