Seen from the Pepper Street overpass, a Westbound with 2 standard cab CSX units heads towards a crew change at Cedar.
UP's Kaiser Hauler heads out of West Colton where it will take the balloon track and head west on the Alhambra Sub to Kaiser yard.
After the sunsets, the outbound crew gets on the a manifest heading to Arden, NV with the Southern Pacific Heritage locomotive leads it.
UP 8220 shoves on the rear of a Eastbound manifest leaving West Colton yard in the late afternoon.
Road power for a Arden Nevada bound manifest heads to its train. Heritage unit 1996 will be leading the train this evening.
Eastbound MWCNP leaves West Colton in the early morning.
Heavily used crossings need near constant repair, and the diamonds in Colton, where the Santa Fe's Third Subdivision (on which Union Pacific has trackage rights) crosses the Southern Pacific's Sun... (more)
Nice looking example and probably the last ATSF of the type I'll ever post.
May and it's already hot in SoCal with the "haze" over the hills. The track boys have cleared up enough to let a hot train through, leaving their materials lying trackside. The operator has aler... (more)
Shot from the tower, we see a WB train with a unit demoted from passenger service doing its duty long after Amtrak bumped it off the cushy jobs. That's my old 1975 Datson pickup.
A wild set of road power heads to its train at West Colton yard.
John Santa Fe only owned 20 of the "basic" SD-40s. They came early in the production run and were always aesthetic favorites of mine due to their balance. This one is a little worse for wear but... (more)
It's afternoon and the experimentals are becoming more commonplace but are still somewhat unusual. In the morning I would take shots from the porch on the tower if my buddy Jay was working.
A typical 1970s Union Pacific lashup passes eastbound through Colton, California. UP DD35A 76 leads a DD35 (number 75B) and a GP30 on on April 27, 1978.
A very late Amtrak #1, the Sunset Limited passes through West Colton seen from the Pepper St overpass on a clear day in Southern California.