A late running Milpitas to Roseville freight decends Altamont Pass at Midway in the early morning.
Windmills dot the rolling brown hills of Altamont Pass, and six times a day a white, purple, and blue passenger train breaks up the Mars-like scene. ACE 08 runs away from the windmills, that provi... (more)
A lone rebuilt F40PH provides the power for the second Eastbound six car scoot of the day, as it heads toward Tracy, and eventually Stockton.
A loner GEVO coasts through the rolling hills of Altamont Pass, heading East while a small herd of moo-cows pay no attention to the 84 car stack train screaming by in dynamics.
UP on Mars! Mars must be working with new windpower technology, and transporting iPods and TV's across the planet! Actually, a lone GEVO rolls East through the dry hillsides of Altamont Pas... (more)
The eastbound Lathrop Shuttle heading back to Lathrop at Midway siding, on Altamont Pass.
Westbound WP freight climbing up the east slope of Altamont Pass
A westbound merchandise train grinds up the Altamont grade, passing Midway siding.
I was the engineer on this train westbound over the Altamont Pass in California. We've got a high green at the east end of Midway siding.