Oddballs on Clinchfield's EMD-dominated roster, the U36Cs were disliked enough that a trade with SCL for a like number of SD45s was arranged. I never thought CRR's gray and yellow looked as good ... (more)
Santa Fe manifests meet at Caliente, CA, with the eastbound closer to us.
As an eastbound Santa Fe manifest drops out of the defile that forms the eastern gateway to the pass, the northwestern sky is filled with the orange light of the setting sun. The manifest is passi... (more)
As shadows start to envelope the deeper reaches of Franklin Canyon, a super-hot 199 train roars uphill toward Glen Frazer. In the distance, Mount Diablo still basks in full summer sunshine. Before... (more)
Santa Fe 8747 rolls into the Summit on Cajon Pass after battling snow.
A long way from Chehalis or Bellingham,WA.EH STEVE....we came into Portage after being up all night on the 5802.....instead of going to the hotel and getting some well deserved rest I'm out chasin... (more)
Santa Fe 8750 leads a trio of Chessie and B&O power westbound through the San Bernardino yard.
An eastbound train, with 49 TOFC flats, makes the ascent of Cajon Pass. The train is seen here rounding Sullivan’s curve at 2:20 pm on May 5, 1984.
ex-EL U36C in fresh blue paint leads a pair of ex-PC U33Cs eastbound on the Boston Line in the early days of Conrail
On a hot afternoon in June 1973, Santa Fe 8712 West passes a classic signal bridge that's lost it's target signal. At this time the railroad was cutting down its signal bridges and replacing them ... (more)
In heavy, bone-chilling fog, a Santa Fe eastbound with a U36C on the point makes its way up hill at Cable Crossover, a little west of the town of Tehachapi.
Formerly an Erie Lackawanna unit, a Conrail U36C leads a pair of SD40-2s on an eastbound manifest train on the Indiana Harbor Belt. Tom Golden photo.
A large GE U36C is leading three EMD units as a westbound TOFC and container train nears San Bernardino.
A GE U36C and C30-7 are both in the "Kodachrome" color scheme developed for an ill-fated merger with Southern Pacific. An EMD SD45 in blue completes the lashup.
After spending a few hours at Cliff siding on Tehachapi, we had begun the long walk back to Bealville. As we were nearing Tunnel 5, we encountered an eastbound Santa Fe manifest with a U36C on the... (more)