Can you smell the paint on them? Three one-month old GP40X units (can you tell how exited the 16-year-old me was to see them) lead train 168 through Colton Crossing and past Colton Tower on a day ... (more)
UP 3111 still earns its keep as it works the west end of the West Colton yard with a local. The well worn SD40-2 is working with an SD38-2 #Y824.
I believe this was the the highest numbered one, if you don't count the ex-EMD demo 875, which also liked to hang out on this local train in its latter days.
Westbound stacks pass through Colton in the late afternoon seen from the Pepper Ave overpass.
One of BNSF's newer ES44C4's leads a westbound through Colton in the early morning.
3 Warbonnets lead a San Jacinto Branch bound baretable west through Colton.
The Sunset Limited takes the bypass under the Palmdale Cutoff early in its journey from Los Angeles to New Orleans.
The El Centro gets going and heads under famous Pepper Avenue in Colton, CA. The SD9043MAC is in fact the DPU and will help the train over Beaumont Hill as it heads on the fairly short run to Impe... (more)
A "Global 2" train snakes through the trackwork under famous Pepper Avenue in Colton, CA. These two units are in fact the DPUs, pushing on the rear of the train. There are some hills involved in g... (more)
A solid set of KCS power, which is extremely rare to find in Southern California leads UP train IDILB as it arrives at West Colton lead by Southern Bell 4118.
UP 1995 arrives at Colton, as a Southbound is seen comming down off the Palmdale Cutoff in the background.
Another Eastbound manifest departs Colton yard, as BNSF's West Colton to Barstow interchange waits in the distance.
Westbound stacks pass through Colton on main #1 as they head for a crew change at cedar.
A long North Platte to West Colton manifest arrives at Colton as it drops down off the Mojave Sub at Pepper Ave.
Late afternoon at Pepper Street at West Colton finds a harbor bound stack train heading west.