On a cool, late-summer evening GCRY 4124 departs after being boarded by bandits on horses looking to entertain tourists and maybe have a drink or two. This is the last train of the evening headed ... (more)
A Perfect Railroad Sunset - An eastbound manifest, led by UP 7180, crawls to a stop just before tackling the world famous, Tehachapi Pass. All rail traffic was halted along the entire pass due to ... (more)
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak sweeping the nation, Amtrak has limited all passenger train travel across the country. Running on a modified schedule, Amtrak Pacific Surfliner 774 heads southbound to... (more)
Metrolink Winter-Wonderland! I took a day trip the day after Christmas with a friend who was visiting from out of town, trying to get to Tehachapi for some snow shots. All roads, state routes, eve... (more)
Snow on Cajon Pass! BNSF 3757 leads a small, eastbound manifest up the Cajon grade with fresh snow on the ground. The I-15 and Highway SR-138 were shut down by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) ... (more)
Welcome back to California Big Boy 4014! History has been made on October 12, 2019 as the first and only 4-8-8-4 "Big Boy" steam locomotive in the world crossed over the, nearly 4,000ft ... (more)
Welcome back to California Big Boy 4014! UP's Big Boy 4014 passes through the old SP location of Mons, where a set of double crossovers once were. It truly was an amazing sight to see a Big Boy cr... (more)
Welcome back to California Big Boy 4014! UP 4014's articulation can be easily seen as she heads around one of the many curves in San Timoteo Canyon. Running under her own power, 4014 takes on this... (more)
Union Pacific, Big Boy, 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 and 4-8-4 No. 844, round the curve at the Leroy crossing East of Evanston, WY heading for Rock Springs, WY.
Big Boy on Mother's Day. Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 and 4-8-4 No. 844, heading to Evanston, WY, cross the Taggart bridges and head into the tunnels on a beautiful Spring Sunday.
Big Boy 4014 steaming right out of Heaven, Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 and 4-8-4 No. 844 double-head into Granger Junction on a cold, spring morning.
Santa Fe 4-8-4 3751 steams by at track speed arriving to her final destination for the day. 5 miles away, thousands of railfans are waiting for the arrival of 3751 to start the San Bernardino 2014... (more)