A westbound DPU unit is passing the old and bypassed tunnel at the top of the grade as it returns a bunch of empties to the Powder River. The verdant foliage of spring wreathes the scene beautifu... (more)
The Pittsburg to Kaiser coil train comes over Summit while the Los Flores Fire burns out of control behind it.
An eastbound empty oil train crests the continental divide at Marias Pass. The grandeur of Glacier National Park stretches out into the distance.
A statue of John F. Stevens stands watch over the summit of Marias Pass while trains still use the route he charted in 1889 for the Great Northern's crossing of the Continental Divide.
New to the area and in a new job, I was seldom available to get out trackside and unfortunately Santa Fe was soon to change paint jobs aggressively. so here is one of the fairly few shots I got in... (more)
And the race is on! Lackwisp is struggling on the outside and here comes Dego on the inside making a late move.
Four F40's lead a 15-car California Zephyr over the top of snowy Soldier Summit, at 7440' the highest rail crossing of the Wasatch Mountains. Compared to what passes for an Amtrak locomotive these... (more)
BNSF 7377 makes its way through Summit as it begins heading down a snow covered Cajon Pass.
BNSF 7715 makes its way down Cajon pass.
BNSF 7023 leads a Barstow bound train up Cajon Pass on track 1 as a west bound stack train heads down the pass on track 2.
Not much evidence remains of a light snow which fell in Cajon Pass the night before as an eastbound BNSF doublestack train charges east up the grade approaching Summit.
Eastbound train rounding the curve just before Summit.
BNSF 6670 brings up the rear of a westbound train heading down Cajon Pass on track 2 as clouds blow through the pass.