Just another afternoon at Pepper....even the GAT operation is going at it today. The prize here is drifting down off the Palmdale Cutoff with the DRGW unit second out and T4 ACe fourth....quite f... (more)
GMTX 721 is busy shunting cars inside the GATX car repair facility adjacent to the Union Pacific West Colton yard.
One of the yard crew is busy in the cab of UP 4318 getting things ready for the road crew to take the train out of the yard.
Having finished moving cars around the GATX Railroad facility, GMTX done for the evening.
UP 6374, ex SP 328 at West Colton.
Christmas Eve at West Colton found some color with KCS 4770.
An SD-45 leads four GP-9s through the switches so that it can back on to an eastbound train, while to the left a westbound intermodal rolls into West Colton yard after coming over Banning Pass.
SP 8799, now a camera car, sits near the diesel service facility in the West Colton Yard. Photo taken with permission.
While working on an article for CTC Board, I was given a VIP tour of the West Colton Yard Hump Tower. Here you can see one of the control panels with its' many dials and switches. It was fascinati... (more)
The distinctive "snoot" nose of SP 8370 is on full display at the West Colton diesel service area.
Consecutively numbered SP GP40'2's, the 7614, 7615, 7616 and 7617 head West into Colton Yard as a freight traverses the Balloon track in the background.
Power move from shop to an outbound train, only thing noteworthy is the similarity of each unit's number from one to the next in this set: 7707, 7770, 7777, 7711 & 7722.
An SP hogger has just turned a consist of new SD40T-2s, with the class locomotive in the lead.
Looking like a brand new locomotive again, recently repainted UP 7379 departs West Colton with the Mojave Flyer and heads toward the Palmdale Cutoff.
At the start of its trip across the country, an eastbound Union Pacific stack train rolls through West Colton and toward San Timoteo Canyon and into the desert beyond.