A northbound weekend Amtrak Cascades service train makes its way towards Portland on a beautiful clear Oregon morning.
29G eases into the PRR's former Sandusky Yard with a tophat doing the honors.
For a period in the Spring of '16, coal volumes had dropped so low that even the nearly GE-exclusive Northern California began seeing the EMD road power that was usually to the Powder River Basin.
Oil empties off the SJVR in Bakersfield hustle east out of the Sierra Nevada. Unfortunately, this erratic (at best) oil service seems to have completely gone away.
The color of the day is... yellow!
An evening San Joaquin skirts along the San Pablo Bay at sunset.
The brackets at West Hump guard the movement of yet another drag of black diamonds on the endless coal conveyor belt of the B&O.
Superior signalling... brought to you by the B&O.
A DC-bound MARC Camden Line train knocking down the Cherry Lane intermediates in Laurel, MD. This unfortunately would be the last winter for these signals, replaced with new Safetran color lights... (more)
Mount Shasta soars high into the clouds in southern Siskiyou County, dwarfing pretty much everything surrounding it. This southbound is no exception as it pokes around a bend far below Shasta's g... (more)
A 2x2 soda ash train lugs its way up to the west end of Reverse siding at a steady crawl. From here on west, the railroad levels out and it should be a relatively smooth run to Nampa.
The final ACE departure from Stockton for the morning swinging onto the ex-WP main at Hicks.
The bulk of the San Francisco Bay Railroad's business is the handling of construction debris, a.k.a. "Dirty Dirt." Here the transloading process between truck and rail is seen taking pl... (more)
Amtrak's "California Zephyr" snaking its way through Cold Stream Canyon as it works its way up the east slope of Donner Pass. The California Wildfires smoke is markedly present in this photo.