A trainload of contaminated soil heads west on the former Coalinga Branch.
The Central California Traction heads for the Santa Fe interchange at Mormon Yard. The trainman is throwing fusees out onto the side streets to warn motorists.
Heading home to Martell, AMC Baldwin 9 climbs into the Sierra foothills.
After delivering outbound loads for interchange to Southern Pacific, Amador Central Baldwin S-12 No. 9 passes the former SP station at Ione.
Halfway down the hill to Ione, Amador Central regularly stopped to let brakes and wheels cool. The train is captured during this pause.
Amador Central crosses California 88 near Ione. R&R's Jim Boyd graciously ducked down so I could get this shot without him in the foreground.
A train of loads from the Georgia Pacific mill departs Martell for the Southern Pacific interchange at Ione.
In one image, the entire locomotive fleet of Amador Central is displayed. AMC 10 was being returned to its stall in the AMC enginehouse.
On the day before Winterail 1993, Amador Central Baldwin S-12 No. 9 poses by AMC's old turntable pit.
Amador Central Baldwin S-12 No. 9 pauses by the old depot in Martell before going to work.
Rolling toward the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, a Sierra Railroad train crosses Cooperstown Road.
Relettered for a public relations tour, SP 4449 heads west on Willamette & Pacific's West Side District.
After one more double over, today's Sierra train to Standard will be ready to depart Oakdale.
During an August evening, Sierra 2 takes a spin on the Jamestown turntable.
In 1993, Central California was the place to go if you wanted to see Baldwin diesels at work. In addition to Amador Central, Sierra Railroad continued to get service out of elderly S-12 locomotiv... (more)