With NS 1065's recent visit to Southern California, what better way for it to head home than leading? Train IYTNS-01 works up Beaumont Hill with NS's Savanna & Atlanta heritage unit leading the wa... (more)
At last light of the day, a UP eastbound freight powers around the last curve of Cajon's climb into Summit. Today there are three tracks through this cut (widened, of course).
A typical SP drag with a bunch of power slowly climbs to the top of Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cut-off. This route into the LA Basin was built to route trains to and from the Sunset Route into Col... (more)
October in the Railroad Earth - The Southwest Chief awaits departure on the first day of October, in the Autumn of 2014.
The sun has set on a Trona coal trains DPU at Fleta between Mojave and Lancaster on the UP Mojave Sub.
Running light after having shoved a set of international cars up to Inyokern on the remnants of the old UP Lone Pine Branch, the Trona turn heads back into Searles to build its train of empties.
The weekday Trona turn to Searles comes around the curve passing an old water tank, a vestige of a time when there was a town here and locomotives were serviced. This is yet another shot I owe the... (more)
The weekday Trona turn to Searles is seen departing its namesake town (and mine) as it begins it trek through some of the most desolate areas in the USA.
Faded and tattered but still showing a strong reflection of its SP heritage! RPRC 1195 now calls Niles Canyon home, luckily retaining its full light package and other SP ornaments after years of... (more)
One of the evening crews on the Richmond Pacific shuffles hoppers around near the port. With the days growing shorter, most of this work will begin to be done under the cover of darkness.
Five of Uncle Pete's finest haul Oil Cans bound for Dolores through Leesdale at dusk.
The Gemco-Guadalupe Hauler returns to LA with two refrigerated box cars and a lumber car.
An SP SD7 (actually classed by SP as an SD7R, since it had an extensive rebuild at Sacramento Shops) waits for a signal at the east end of the yard at Roseville, CA.
A Logistics Park, IL to Port of Los Angeles intermodal slowly glides through the Commerce Metrolink station as it nears the end of its journey.
The Leesdale enters UP trackage at Moorpark with an oddly-logoed SD60M leading 27 cars for Oxnard.