SP 8232 East roars through the sequential reverse curves of the Narrows just west of Caliente. When the SP built the line through this area, it put it virtually on top of Caliente Creek. That was ... (more)
Part of a morning fleet of Santa Fe westbounds, 844 West rounds the sweeping curve at Sandcut before starting the long descent to Bakersfield and the San Joaquin Valley.
The Needles District dispatcher (aka "DS) runs a hot 881 train around a slower fruit block at Nebo, just east of Barstow.
Early in the morning, Amtrak No. 6 meets a Rio Grande helper at Castilla.
On a slightly hazy afternoon in the spring of 1989, an eastbound Santa Fe pig train heads across a big fill just west of Christie, CA.
SP 8648 East roars up the Valley Line toward Stockton Tower and the crossing of the Santa Fe. The train is a seemingly endless string of boxcars of various types headed back to the Pacific Northwe... (more)
Santa Fe 848 West roars out of the valley where Seligman is located. The grades in both directions out of the small town are significant. In the distance, we can see the tracks climbing east towar... (more)
An eastbound Santa Fe pig train roars uphill past orange groves as it approaches the big "groove" at Sandcut.
On a beautiful summer's morning, three ex-C&NW Dash 9s lead a UP ZOACH past the engine facility in Roseville Yard. The hot eastbound train is using the "bypass" to get around the yard.
Freshly painted and rebuilt Santa Fe SDF40 No. 5264 leads an eastbound manifest at Cable Crossover. Santa Fe acquired the big EMD from Amtrak and converted it to a freight locomotive.
SP 3399 West thunders down the jointed rail of the Valley Line at French Camp, CA.
In late afternoon light, ex-GN F7A No. 602 sits outside the shops with other EMDs.
Santa Fe 813 West departs Stockton, CA, as it passes the famous tower at the crossing of SP's Valley Line and ATSF's Stockton Sub. The tower has since been demolished.
On a beautiful afternoon on the west side of Beaumont Hill, nine GP40-2s pull a westbound hot-shot a little ways west of the town of Beaumont, CA.
A Santa Fe westbound roars up the big cut at Bissell at the north edge of Edwards Air Force Base. The lead SD45u is showing off fresh paint.