After switching a small yard, UP's North Line Local departs Benson for Lordsburg, NM.
C&NW Dash 9 No. 8638 leads SP and Rio Grande power on a westbound SP grain train at Yuba Gap. Lots of ties have been replaced recently in this part of the Donner line.
Three Santa Fe cowls lead an eastbound manifest past SP's Mojave Yard with the Tehachapi Mountains for a backdrop.
A Rio Grande 144 train rounds the first eastbound horseshoe curve at Gilluly.
Santa Fe 558 West passes Stockton Tower and crosses SP's Valley Line as it heads for the San Joaquin Delta and its final destination of Richmond, CA.
Five EMD GP35s pull an eastbound manifest past Stockton Tower. March 1983, when this photo was taken, saw a lot of rain fall on California, with Tehachapi Pass being closed by severe floods on Mar... (more)
UP NW2 No. 1080 works the yard in Portland, OR.
A westbound BNSF stack train fights the grade at Coconino, just east of Flagstaff on the Arizona Plateau.
Before Santa Fe installed a second main track between Oakley and Bixler, CA, an Amtrak San Joaquin passes a Santa Fe work train on the house track at the former.
Santa Fe 8703 West waits in the siding at the Loop for a meet with SP's Tehachapi Mountain Local.
After meeting a westbound Santa Fe manifest, a hot 991 train continues its climb up the pass as it departs Woodford siding.
Using an overhead crane, workers at Burnham Shops set down SP GP60 No. 9743 on steel horses. The EMD is getting a pair of newly rebuilt trucks.
A hot BNSF westbound crosses the draw bridge at Orwood, CA.
Now in freight service, WP "Zephyr" FP7A No. 915-A idles at the engine facility at the railroad's yard in Stockton, CA.
With SP's loaded Oil Cans stopped just west of Ilmon, a member of the helper crew walks back towards his units after conferring with the head-end crew regarding the problem with the train. The hea... (more)