Four UP motors head up a North Platte to West Colton manifest as it rolls west through scenic Afton Canyon on the old LA&SL.
After sitting in Caliente for the majority of the day (caused by a failed mid-train DPU and an failure of an engine on the head end consist), UP 2535 notches up on the approach to Tunnel 2, headed... (more)
SP power for its Kentucky House Branch, Ione Branch, and local switching duties sits in the small engine facility just east of the main line in Lodi.
A Pacific Rail Society Amtrak special was eastbound in the Southern California gloom near Cucamonga
On a sunny winter afternoon, CCT No. 41 sits on one of the roundhouse track at WP's roundhouse awaiting repairs.
SD40 No. 8411 leads a westbound SP manifest under the signal bridge located about a mile south of Stockton Tower.
SP 7436 East exits tunnel 10 and winds its way through the multiple reverse curves between there and well beyond Marcel.
Santa Fe FP45 No. 5945, which began service with road number 105 in the beautiful red and silver "warbonnet" passenger scheme, idles in front of the shops wearing the railroad's freight ... (more)
The Iron Truss Bridge at Klondike - The stack train in the photo is making the 20 mile and 1000+ foot climb out of the Bristol Endorheic Basin from Amboy California and nearing the end of i... (more)
SP EMD and FM commute power idles on a weekend in San Jose waiting to resume commute duties on Monday morning.
After stopping at Magra to let traffic ahead clear, Amtrak No. 6 accelerates up the steep Donner grade.
Late in the afternoon, a pair of ACs leads an SP eastbound up the grade at Colfax. The train will stop here to add a rear helper.
C40-8W No. 838 leads a westbound manifest into the curve at Bixler, CA. To the left is a new right of way being constructed for a second main track between here and Oakley.
Flagstone Masonry from the Old Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe - The road bed and multiple bridge piers from the pre-1930's alignment of the AT&SF Needles Subdivision between Siberia and Ash H... (more)
Ex SP SD40T-2 #2006 leads an empty Trona Railway coal train, as it begins its journey to the Union Pacific interchange at Searles, CA. The days of coal trains on the Trona Railway are numbered, a... (more)