Union Pacific SD40-2s 1996 and 1896 take the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Torch Relay up Southern Pacific's "Sunset Route" through San Timoteo Canyon as the train heads east to, eventually, Atla... (more)
A pair of CSX AC6000CW (CSX calls these CW60ACs)) diesels (610 and 645), along with ES44DC 5459, hustle a freight through Laurinburg, North Carolina. on October 16, 2008. This is CSX's Wilmington... (more)
A mixed eastbound about to enter Hermosa tunnel, this loco was wrecked in Oklahoma in Feb. 2009.
About 2 miles North of the crossing with the ICG.
Train coming into town and going to make a set out at the interchange.
A Golden Morning in Los Angeles. A Metro Gold Line light-rail train, wrapped in none-other than a "gold" wrap to symbolize it's service on the specific line out to Azusa, banks to... (more)
Still dressed in its sharp warbonnet livery BNSF SD75M 8249 finds work as the rear dupe on this eastbound manifest dropping into Mojave. The venerable old Santa Fe motor is passing under the once ... (more)
An eastbound BNSF double stack splits the left-over carnage from a recent Union Pacific derailment, just out of the west portal of tunnel 1, as it climbs out of Caliente.
About to begin the daunting 6 mile climb to Cliff a eastbound BNSF stack train swings around the Caliente horseshoe, led this morning by BNSF warbonnet 715.
SCL 1776 - The One That Begat Them AllThere were two different U36Bs on the Seaboard Coast Line that carried the number "1776." The SCL's U36Bs were being delivered, and 1776:1 was... (more)
Lumber on the Central CoastA Southern Pacific eastbound, with Cotton Belt SD40T-2 8325 on the front, sits in San Luis Obispo, California, awaiting a fresh crew. This train, heading... (more)
Take Me Out to the Ballgame...It is February 5, 2017, and baseball's Spring Training is not far off (pitchers and catchers begin training in about a week). Phoenix's Major League T... (more)
Espee GrimeA Southern Pacific freight heads north (railroad east) through Traver, California, on September 14, 1979. Cotton Belt SD45T-2 9374 is on the point this day. There is a ... (more)
Tuolumne River CrossingIn October 1990, an eastbound Santa Fe freight crosses the Tuolumne River in Hughson, California, just south of the small town of Empire. In fact, the bulk o... (more)
In 1899 facing the threat of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway completing their own link between northern and southern California via the Tehachapi range the Southern Pacific Railroad neg... (more)