Three brand new locomotives heading west in the Mojave Desert on the first afternoon in spring.
BNSF 6761 leads an eastbound train through East Siberia along the Needles subdivision on a beautiful spring day in the Mojave Desert.
UP 7743 brings up the rear of a train passing by West Colton on one of the main lines as some hauler power makes a reverse move into the departure yard.
I stopped by the Union Pacific West Colton yard after my evening class to take a look. The departure yard was pretty empty with BNSF 7754 on point for the interchange train that runs back and for... (more)
Two trains are ready to head out, and a power consist with the power for two more trains makes its way out.
This picture shows the result of power distribution. All the locomotives in the image came out as one consist. First, the power set shoved back to cut loose UP 8611 sitting between the two train... (more)
UP 8434 leads a manifest freight off of the Mojave sub. (a.k.a. Palmdale cut-off) as it arrives at West Colton. There were nine locomotives up front and one DPU at the rear. Not all the lead pow... (more)
One of the crew members stands out on the porch of the lead unit for a yard job. They are caught with nowhere to go and have to stand by and wait for the other train to clear the way, so they can ... (more)
UP 9908 passes by Pepper Ave. out on one of the main tracks. The power set stopped and reversed into the yard. Hand held pan shot 1/15 second, f/2.8, ISO 1600, Canon 5D with a 70mm - 200mm f/2.8L... (more)
The WCLBAR with BNSF 7715 leading sits in the departure yard of West Colton waiting for a crew to take it out.
BNSF 7738 leads an empty ethanol train around Sullivan's Curve on its way up Cajon Pass.
BNSF 7102 leads a train around Sullivan's Curve on its way down Cajon Pass, while another BNSF train head up the pass.
A power consist makes it reverse move into the Union Pacific's West Colton departure yard with one of the crew provides eyes to protect the move to their train.
UP 2475 is being readied for the road crew that will be assigned to the train. There are two people sitting in the cab of UP 2516 waiting for orders.
On a slow evening in West Colton, UP 1571, leading a yard job, pauses before receiving permission to continue out of the yard.