Amtrak 11, the southbound Coast Starlight, negotiates the curves of the Elkhorn Slough as it carries the private cars "Silver Splendor," "Overland Trail" and "Plaza Santa Fe" on the rear - all bou... (more)
Summer morning light turns the Tehachapi's into instant gold when the sun peaks the hills in the east. Early mornings on Tehachapi are some of the best times to visit the mountain and it's easy to... (more)
Sullivan's Curve - An eastbound stack train threads its way up the Cajon Pass through Sullivan's Curve.
Meet at Pine Lodge - Stack trains from two railroads meet on BNSF trackage at Pine Lodge California on a late Summer evening.
Its just another day at the office for the engineer of AMTK 507 as he brings Amtrak 1790 south toward Point Conception on a beautiful afternoon along the ex-Southern Pacific coast line. This view ... (more)
Santa Fe's first ever GP9 still kicking it. It's just after 10:00 a.m. this morning in Kings Park and the temperature is already hovering above 90 degrees. Soaking up the hot summer sun at... (more)
I'm riding in the cab of Santa Fe "Kodachrome" 5996 as we head west through Victorville towards the Narrows. Our train has stopped to add on a helper to the rear of our train, while on ... (more)
Southern Pacific "snoot" 8370 heads East as Santa Fe 5613 waits to head West at the Cable Crossover.
BNSF C44-9W 4653 and 679 eastbound at Blue Cut, Cajon Pass, California.
BNSF C44-9W 4363 & 4438 with BNSF ES44DC 7764 & C44-9W 4696.
With a big wave from Conductor Bill Hatrick on the rear-paltoform of the private car Tioga Pass, Amtrak 14 departs Simi Valley with the two private cars bound for Oakland as they carry a special c... (more)
Racing into a searchlight sunset. With the sun having just dipped behind the costal overcast, Amtrak 14 races northbound toward its next stop of Oakland as it thunders past a still-active, ... (more)
Metrolink Hyundai-Rotem Cab Car #667 leading Metrolink Train 214 (Lancaster to L.A. Union Station). Shoving on the rear is Metrolink F59PH #861.
Heading downgrade off Ash Hill, a westbound general freight with NS power and a older BNSF EMD burried 5th back nears Ludlow in the early afternoon.
A westbound BNSF track Geometry train sits on the Valley connector at West Barstow. The train made a early morning run from Bakersfield and is awaiting a new crew in this photo.