A Roger Puta photograph
Fret not WalMart shoppers, here's a mother train of stuff coming your way. The Marion AR bound stacker heads past the Amtrak Palm Springs station building on a warm November afternoon.
The Robertson Ready Mix Rock train awaits its next load at the quarry in Cabezon CA.
The Northbound Pacific Surfliner crosses over Gaviota with a bi-level set. Even though this isn't the single level set with the Veterans Cabbage unit, I still have stunning views.
Passing over one of the classic trestle bridges that call the Surfline home, Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner #562 is only 30 minutes away from its final destination of Downtown San Diego. This view can... (more)
On a chilly spring night, the historic Southern Pacific searchlight signals stand tall around the Davis Wye. Unfortunately, do today's traffic movements, this leg of the wye does not see many trai... (more)
Wearing number 52 in the train indicators - the number of the eastbound San Joaquin Daylight, which used to ply these rails - Southern Pacific 4-8-4 4449's exhaust is barking as it climbs t... (more)
A westbound Santa Fe freight passes through Basta, in western Fullerton, California, in October 1985. Lead engine SD39 1559 was built in May 1969 as ATSF 4001.
Leading the first southbound Surfliner train of the morning, Amtrak 462 looks rather tired, as it is one of the last 2 locomotives that hasn't been overhauled on the Pacific Surfliner fleet.
The rock that makes up the bulk of the new part of the seawall is dumped down into the excavated area. This is one heavy load. There will be several more loads of rock and fill to be dumped before... (more)
A long stack train passes the cement facility at Monolith as it heads towards the Mojave Desert.
BNSF 8078 leads a long Alliance to Oakland stack train west at Newberry.
A westbound V train works across the Needles Sub in the late afternoon at Lavic.
BNSF ET44C4 3911 leads a Los Angeles to Atlanta Q train at Blue Cut in the early morning.