The first Watson climbs Monoco Hill behind a tagged GP60M.
While the once-a-week Leesdale Turn builds air in Gemco Yard an eastbound Metrolink SCAX 116 shoves towards Los Angeles with an F59PHI on the rear.
A test train heads off the original Southern Pacific Santa Monica Branch ROW and onto brand new ROW on a Saturday morning. The concrete plant in the back is a small homage to this area's former in... (more)
A test train leaves the 17th Street/Santa Monica College station after a test stop. The train will head a few more blocks west to Lincoln Blvd (nine blocks away).
Metro Rail had a few sets of trains out and about and running in test service this morning on the soon to open Expo Line. While this line is mostly built on old PE ROW (a lot more history to it th... (more)
An unusually long (and unusually powered) Guadalupe Turn pulls forward along the yard lead before making a reverse move onto the main. 99% of the time these days this train is lead by SD60Ms so th... (more)
Last time I was in this spot it was after having just alit from the Ski Train. Times have certainly changed as some Philadelphia style Silverliner Vs are seen running on a test train.
A Siemens light rail train heads to the end of the stub track to change sides and take a brief rest before its next run to Golden.
A Siemens light rail train begins its next journey to Golden after pulling out of the stub end track just east of the last station on the line.
When you think promo pictures, I'm not sure you think of two 35-year-old low HP branch-line/switcher units, but this pair of GP15-1s in UP yellow represent the face of second-generation diesldom a... (more)
UP power from a selection of decades awaits its next assignment at the old Rio Grande North Yard near downtown Denver.
A set of four RTDX Silverliner Vs stop outside the new yard at 48th Avenue. The set was running as a test train on the new service.
The Rennick switcher pulls a cut from alongside UP's North Yard, as seen from the 48th Avenue viaduct during a brief bit of sunlight fighting through the clouds.
Sometimes when there's no scenery and just an old GEEP, a well lit wedgie will do. A former Seaboard Systems GP16 rebuild shoves against a train of hoppers in its present position as Denver Rock I... (more)
What truly the most sad about these horribly tagged engines is that they are not the worst I've seen in downtown LA, even in the last couple days. I really hope a time comes that this stops.