A Union Pacific drag climbs upgrade between Caliente and Bealville in the Tehachapi Mountains as the morning sun begins to cast light on the rolling green hills.
I remember standing in front of that SP geep and the old round house at Bakersfield,CA.....to me THIS was the Southern Pacific. My first love was the Milwaukee but my second was the SP.
The end of track is separated by just a few feet now as the nose of a Metrolkink commuter train peeks over the hedge at the Big Boy. Monday, November 25th could be the last day of work for the cre... (more)
Were getting down to the last few pull as the panel track is now only a few hundred feet from the point of where it will exit the Pomona Fairplex parking lot. A small section of rail is on stand-b... (more)
UP 2010, the Boy Scout 100th Anniversary Unit, comes into Roseville with the QPDRV (Portland, OR to Roseville, CA Quality Manifest) on a crisp fall afternoon
On a cold fall evening in Gridley, California, a hot southbound manifest flies past the old Southern Pacific Searchlights located along the Valley Subdivision.
BNSF C44-9W #5281 leads a manifest through Modesto with a visitor from the Midwest, a KCS Belle SD70ACe, trailing as the second unit!
Amtrak 763(14) arrives at Oxnard behind a Pacific Surfliner F59 and coaches. Despite extra traffic this morning in the form of a UP Business Special and the LOF63 Oxnard Local occupying the main, ... (more)
Cotton Belt 9374 with four units on the point four in the middle and two towards the rear struggles on the grade near Bealville,CA..
Passing through Streater on UP's LA Sub, UP 6613 leads this Mira Loma bound auto train on a brisk fall afternoon.
UP 6613 and CSX 308 lead this westbound rack train down Beaumont Hill near Ordway under stormy sky's that brought Southern California some much needed rain over the last 2 days.
My one and only time at the "Loop" was one of the best California experiences ever.