On March 3, 2021 an eastbound manifest train derailed near Ludlow, putting 44 cars on the ground. It took a few days to get rail traffic restored but almost 2 months later there are the remains of... (more)
One unit that wasn't under remote control operation was UP 1996 as it say silently at the Anaheim Wye. The locomotive was noticeably dirtier from the last time I caught it back in 2008.
Through lightning, hail and rain, UP 7851 manages to catch a glimpse of sunlight as it creeps down Main 3.
More than a mile of Union Pacific locomotives sidelined at West Colton are just one of the many signals of our current economy. UP 8449 shoves a train into the yard.
After waiting at Summit for a while this UP stack train begins it's decent down the snowy Cajon Pass.
A pre-assembled section of track sits near the main at West Riverside.
Compared to my last visit, which was on a weekend, this part of the yard looks so empty.
See the picture from my last visit here.... (more)
A week after a derailment at CP 7245, a pile of axels and trucks stands steady in the desert winds. If you look behind the "CAT" on the right hand side, you can see one of the autoracks that derai... (more)
As the sun sets on one of the many days that we had rain in late may, the Southwest Chief rolls through Esperanza.
Standing ontop of a hill in 43 mile an hour winds I was able to capture 3 trains passing in this exposure. The first was a westbound stack train followed by an eastbound stack. Finally the Southwe... (more)
After the derailment the previous week, several autoracks lay on the desert floor in Newberry, California. The coupler sits quietly with the door all bent out of shape about it.
After the derailment the previous week, several autoracks lay on the desert floor in Newberry, California. Through one of the wrecked autoracks, another one can be seen.
Slowly rolling into the station, BNSF 4172 will wait patiently for the K SBDSBD to clear the track a head before proceding westward to Hobart Yard.
A Metrolink rests quietly on this beautiful Sunday afternoon as BNSF 4840 rolls slowly to a stop. After the K SBDSBD1 09 cleared the area, BNSF 4840 would continue west.
Four Metrolinks are tied down, while one is being loaded. The BNSF 4840 is waiting on the K SBDSBD1 09 to clear ahead of it.