Roseville bound tonnage emerges from the Norden shed, led by a 'Sierra 5200', with a classic SP signal bridge framing the snowy scene. At the time the searchlight installations at Norden were (and... (more)
Having just emerged from the 'big hole' (tunnel 41) a westbound Union Pacific Z train emerges from the fog and into the sunshine as it approaches the Norden shed on January 15th, 2017. Hidden by t... (more)
Having just joined the 'Overland Main' at Speer Junction the annual CFD special drops down grade into Cheyenne with a trainload of passengers eager to attend Frontier Day's opening ceremony. For t... (more)
A westbound intermodal sails through the heart of the Mojave's 'Grand Canyon'. There are few places in Southern California that are so desolate and ruggedly beautiful as Afton Canyon!
As the sun climbs into the sky, painting Tehachapi's golden hills in warm morning light, a pair of westbounds are caught in its glint. In the lower foreground Union Pacific's MWCRV carefully drift... (more)
By the late 1950s the final chapter had been written for mainline steam in North America, with only a few exceptions, lines of dead steam locomotives awaited the scrapper's torch across the countr... (more)
Surrounded by emerald green hills brought to life by Winter rains a monster Roseville to West Colton manifest crawls its way up the western slope of southern California's Tehachapi Pass. Highlight... (more)