After meeting a westbound, a Santa Fe freight revs up and accelerates out of the siding at Knightsen, CA.
Two freights are in the hole at Knightsen for Amtrak 265 West, a San Joaquin train out of Bakersfield. This 3-way meet represents three railroads: Amtrak, UP, and Santa Fe. UP's Pittsburg Local he... (more)
In the early afternoon, a "Pepsi Can" GE races eastward with a San Joaquin at Knightsen, CA.
We catch Santa Fe 237 East just as she begins to depart Knightsen after meeting two westbounds. This SD75M hasn't been on the property long, and this is likely her first eastbound voyage. Note tha... (more)
A westbound pig train passes MofW workers installing a second main track at Knightsen.
An eastbound San Joaquin passes a recently built country mansion at Knightsen.
With a new, shiny SD75M on the point, an eastbound intermodal train in the hole at Knightsen meets an opposing manifest at dusk.
Santa Fe, UPS and a crane company team up to get damaged UPS trailers stuffed with packages off the ground after a 991 train derailed several loads. Reported cause was a rail that simply turned on... (more)
An eastbound San Joaquin rips through Knightsen at 79 mph with a UP Pittsburg Local waiting in the siding.
A BNSF vehicle train flies west towards Richmond on the Stockton Sub on a warm February afternoon
After an Amtrak San Joaquin flashes by at the east end of Knightsen, a Santa Fe freight behind Super Fleet power roars out of the siding and continues its trip across the San Joaquin Delta.
With a reddish light from a school yard providing backgound illumination through the pea soup fog, the ABS signal at the west end of Knighsen glows red as an eastbound approaches, and shoots its b... (more)
A SD40-2 streaks past the east signal at Knighsen as its westbound roars across the San Joaquin Delta.
A track gang cuts CWR at a grade crossing as part of a project to install a second main track between Orwood and Oakley.
A westbound Amtrak San Joaquin roars past the east switch at Knightsen at better than 70 mph.