The Presidential and Troops units make a final approach into West Colton yard after leading across the rainy California desert. The pair were both trailing until Yuma, where the power was wyed. Wo... (more)
Heading for the scrap yard are many old SP Alco units including 4005 painted for Chrome Crankshaft. Many different type of Alco units are in the consist leaving West Colton yard in 1985
SP 9215 along with merger unit 7674 at the West Colton yard in December 1985.
BNSF 9065 leads the West Colton to Barstow manifest which railfans affectionately call the "Wickle-Bar".
UP 7964, 7931, 8238 & 7997 on the point, Brand new UP 2575 was the rear DPU handling 38lds 53mtys, 5377tns, 6338ft.
Learning to fly, but I ain't got wings... "Old Colton" job caught resting on her off days.
UP 8115, 7693, 8681 & 5433 lead 25lds 92mtys, 6437tns, 7916ft. UP 5381 yet another repaint out of NLR, is the lone rear DPU. I love the way the nose looks on these repaints, I wished they would pa... (more)
Two crew members take position on UP 4244 to protect the reverse move into the yard to hook up with their train. In the background, the night crew is busy working in the GATX rail facility.
The crew in UP 8108 sits idly by in one of the departure yard tracks waiting for permission to head out an hook up with their train. A yard job with UP 1571 leading just finished shoving a string... (more)
UPP 24567 having Rock Island heritage was part of the trade in for the Big Boy; arrived West Colton off the M NPWC-03 on Jan 5th.
Finding buried treasure inside the West Colton Roundhouse. Built as EMD SD45 CNW 949; rebuilt to MK SD40M-2 SP 8706; now SD40-2 UP 2782 has been retired.
UP 3105 trade in for the UP BigBoy 4014 arrived West Colton off the M FWWC-17 on Dec 20.
Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4014 is finally heading home to Cheyenne, Wyoming to be restored to operable condition. Train PWCYR2 28 (Passenger, West Colton Yard CA to Yermo CA) is departing West Colto... (more)
SP had (40 units) GE B39-8 #8000-8039.