A harbor stack train begins the trench part of its journey as it enters the Alameda Corridor south of downtown Los Angeles.
This is how a day of rail fanning would begin for me in 1977 - a parent would drop me at the Oradell train station and I would ride the Conrail passenger train off to wherever I was going. On this... (more)
The Millburn station was a great place for watching electric train action back in the 1970s with the old Edison cars still running on the Morris & Essex.
At the time of this photograph this was a Conrail commuter train. It was steam heated and used old streamliner coaches. The FL9 was painted in New York MTA's blue and white scheme.
The El Segundo Local builds its train in 4th Street yard. Power is a pair of two Gensets bookending a GP38-2. While it sounded like all three were working the GEEP sure was making a lot more noise... (more)
The El Segundo Local builds its train in 4th Street yard under the doomed 6th Street Viaduct which is now reportedly down to its last six months on this planet.
Power for the UP LOW10 Torrance spends its downtime on a wide open team track where it is tagged mercilessly. The modern office high-rise in the background is LA Metro HQ.
The Brooklyn has arrived from Portland and begins the process of yarding its train at LATC in Los Angeles.
Some nice spring lighting on a PATH train heading over the Passaic River into Newark back in 1977. The Public Service Building was still standing and can be seen in the background. This was once a... (more)
This was the very last F unit on the Rio Grande, where it lead the Rio Grande Zephyr passenger train between Denver and Salt Lake City from 1971 to 1983. In 1984 both of these units powered the Sk... (more)
The BarWat (Barstow to Watson hauler) has been working the cement plant in Victorville while on its way. Having finally cleared a stuck switch the train begins to head south.
The California version of the BNSF Christmas train passes through the area of the old Cajon train station.
A Willow Springs train (or Lack-Whisp) heads under the Mt Vernon overpass in San Bernardino with a GECX ET44AC in the middle of the consist.
Having made a drop and large pull at Pemex, the Baja California Railroad's road job heads back to Tijuana, alerting the locals to the coming train. Traffic was embargoed at this location at one po... (more)
With the rail gang having shoved their MOW cars and Speeder off onto a industrial spur, the BJRR's road job brings a string of pulls out of the valley and back towards Tijuana.