A ballast train sitting in the Tehachapi Siding (3rd track siding) in the golden glint of last light.
UP 9915 leads the Northbound Mojave Flyer up the Palmdale Cutoff above Blue Cut, as it climbs Cajon Pass.
The Canyon Crawler ducks out of Tunnel 8 and crosses a gentle mountain stream at Dark Canyon. In less than 100', the train will enter Tunnel 7 and continue its westward journey down the Feather Ri... (more)
As smoke from the raging Thomas Fire fills the sky, UP 9906 leads a rail train south out of Carpinteria for Seacliff where it will meet Amtrak 769 before continuing on to Oxnard. The sun, trying i... (more)
UP 9911 leads a southbound train of baretables through Tehachapi. Thick cloud cover had the pass socked in, and we were lucky with a sucker hole for this train.
UP SD59MX 9902 leads the Mojave Flyer, as it begins it's trip to West Colton.
Another SD59MX has made its way north destined for Tacoma. These eco-SD60M rebuilds are apparently having their EGR systems dismantled by Progress Rail in Tacoma.
A pair of 9900 series SD59's lead the Tracy hauler through downtown Lodi.
Passing beneath Betty Drive, UP 9921 leads this afternoon's edition of the Goshen local as it slows into its namesake town to perform the usual set outs and pick ups from the San Joaquin Valley Ra... (more)
Making the most of the late afternoon light, Union Pacific's LOF67 (known by many as the Guadalupe Hauler) leaves behind El Capitan State Beach as it heads north for its namesake town.
SD 59MX 9915 and SD 70M 4822 work local at Oroville Yard.