Three SD40-2s lead a Z train south on the Shasta Route. Typical for the period, they started life on three different railroads - C&NW, D&RGW, and UP.
A short Z train negotiates the reverse curves near the former siding of Bolam on UP's Black Butte Subdivision.
UP's Southbound ZBRLC heads into the Tehachapi Mountains between Bena and Illmon in the early morning.
Due to a Tunnel issue on the UP Cascade Line in Oregon, UP's hot Z trains are bring detoured via Salt Lake City, seen here on BNSF rails in Cajon Pass.
On a perfect January afternoon, one of the 2002 SLC Olympic units leads the southbound Brooklyn Trailers into Roseville for a crew change. The train is passing under Rainbow Bridge as it comes off... (more)
UP's Brooklyn intermodal drops down off the Palmdale Cutoff seen from the Pepper Ave overpass with a brand new GE.
The sun was just coming off the northeastern horizon when I first made out the distant silhouette of a train through my binoculars, having just began the descent from Grass Lake. At that point, Mo... (more)
Running behind schedule due to a backlog on Tehachapi, the southbound Brooklyn Trailers roll through the Cable Crossovers.
UP 1989, the Rio Grande Heritage Unit, leads the ZBRLC (Brooklyn, OR to LATC, CA Z-Train) past the Stockton ACE station on the UP Fresno Subdivision
Zee train coming down the hill at 8:09am along the Central Pacific constructed portion of the line between Weed and Grass Lake. "The Gooseneck" mountain is in the background.
Castle Crags are visible in this picturesc setting south of Dunsmuir on a sunny Thursday morning along the former Southern Pacific Sac River route.
The ZBRLC is eastbound on the last leg of it's trip to the LATC
UP's Brooklyn, Or to Los Angeles intermodal speeds along the Mojave Sub near Ansel.
UP's Brooklyn trailer train leaves the Tehachapi's and the town of Mojave behind, as it will speed up to near 70mph for the flat run across the Antelope Valley to Palmdale, where it will enter Met... (more)
A cold winter morning finds Union Pacific's ZBRLC rolling through Cameron, as it descends towards Mojave and warmer temperatures.