Highball Perez! The Modoc Sub Local is just now departing Perez after picking up the Lake Railway setout that was left for them. This remote location was decided upon as the ideal meeting point ... (more)
Re-numbered BNSF 560 @ Barstow. Photo taken with permission with full PPE.
With just its front truck in Oregon and everything to its rear in California, UP's LIM70 job blasts through the State Line in beautiful Hatfield. Prospects are looking better and better for busine... (more)
Accelerating through Tehachapi at dusk after conquering the (worst parts of the) hill.
In fresh not to be SPSF red yellow paint SD 45 5338 leads a westbound Santa Fe "extra Harbor" passed Torrance Park in Torrance, CA.
Nine SD26 and SD24's led an eastbound Santa Fe manifest train up Cajon Pass near Sullivans Curve. This is the normal for the time York Canyon to Kaiser Steel coal train power that was routinely us... (more)
A Long Beach bound platform repo train passes one of the ubiquitous tsunami evacuation route signs that those of us who live directly on the California coast tend to ignore.
A Long Beach bound platform repo nears the precarious town of La Conchita (railroad Punta) in Ventura County. Hard to tell because it's a flatcar train, but it can be seen all the way to the left ... (more)
CREX 1325 is on the rear of this westbound grain load.
Power for the PTC test train sits in Oxnard Yard (with its own private security guard just out of frame).
Sacramento Southern #2030, an EMD SW8, leads the California State Railroad Museum's excursion train on another trip through Sacramento during Union Pacific's 150th Anniversary Celebration.
A Santa Fe westbound slowly drops down the steep South track from Summit to the bottom of the grade on Cajon Pass. The North track (double tracked these days) is in the distance to the left, and t... (more)
The famous western S curve at Ludlow CA. 82 degrees and 14% humidity. Nice weather for this boy from the northeast. In 30 minutes I saw 6 trains. Thank you Mr. Buffet!
2 NS SD60E's hustle this westbound QNYCLAC across the Needles Sub near Newberry Springs.
Freshly painted BNSF 2633 is on the point of a freight that awaits a set of road power to take it points north.