Forced off its regular route through Cajon Pass due to a massive wildfire, the Union Pacific's Los Angeles to Denver Z train gains some rare mileage as it detours through Soledad Canyon on Metroli... (more)
Union Pacific's Los Angeles to Denver Z train is gaining some rare mileage as it detours north over Metrolink's Valley Subdivision due to a massive wildfire in Cajon Pass. The train has just met d... (more)
With a devastating wildfire raging throughout Cajon Pass in southern California, Amtrak was forced to detour the eastbound Southwest Chief train #4 via Metrolink and Union Pacific to Mojave. With ... (more)
Rolling by the palms at Redlands on the UP Yuma Subdivision, a westbound manifest freight with an ex-SP AC4400CW and KCS SD70ACe assigned as the rear DPU's nears its final destination at West Colt... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
A New Face for the Santa FeSanta Fe SD45 5394 was the first locomotive painted in the "Kodachrome" scheme for the ill-fated Southern Pacific Santa Fe merger. When original... (more)
With a coal-hauling diesel in the lead, Metrolink's last weekend train from Lancaster to Los Angeles passes through CP Quartz inside Soledad Canyon.
The Wienermobile Visits FullertonOn a gloomy day in August, a United Aircraft TurboTrain accellerated out of Fullerton, California, as it headed to San Diego. Built by United Aircr... (more)
Where the "Blue Cut Fire" StartedA short Amtrak train, operated for Amtrak President Joseph Boardman, climbs southern California's Cajon Pass on May 30th, 2016. This train... (more)
Metrolink SCAX train 270 from Lancaster to Los Angeles snakes through CP Ravenna in the heart of Soledad Canyon.
With an unusually large cut of hoppers up front, a West Colton to Roseville train passes through Palmdale Junction on its way north through the state it will traverse for its entire run.
An eastbound train was climbing through San Timetao Canyon near Redlands
The other unit was ATSF U36C 8730. A Roger Puta Photograph
Work continues on Key System 271 as it enjoys its stay in the shop at the Western Railway Museum
Having just crested Vincent Grade, a Metrolink to Lancaster begins the decent into Palmdale with an AC4400CW on its tail to lead on the trip back to LA.