On a fine spring day, a few months before the Blue Cut fire, BNSF No. 3858 with an eastbound Z in tow chases down and passes a Union Pacific Manifest struggling uphill. Hwy 138 realignment at Sum... (more)
Eastbound BNSF No. 7475 lifts a double stack intermodel through Alray up to Summit on Cajon Pass. Stacks are still crossing under Interstate 215 while in the distance smoke haze from the Californi... (more)
A couple weeks before the Thomas Fire , the largest fire in California history, a repo move of Auto Racks rolls through Emma Wood. The brown hills in the foreground burned in the Solimar fire on C... (more)
Northbound Oil Cans heading back to Wunpost, the San Ardo oil fields, passes through the Thomas Fire Burn Area at Faria Beach. The Thomas Fire at 280.000 plus acres and 86% contained is the larges... (more)
A westbound BNSF Stack arrives at the busy BNSF Intermodel Yard. Smoke from the So. Cal fires lay over the San Bernardino Mountains.
Due to an engine malfunction on the morning Surfliner, Train 768 Goleta to Los Angeles, Surfliner Train 774 from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles is pulling 768 to Los Angeles. Running Cab Car forw... (more)
The conductor locks the switch after aligning to the main. Union Pacific GP40M-2 No. 1464 can proceed back to Oxnard after dropping off a car at Spears Plastics in Santa Paula.
Union Pacific GP40M-2 No. 1464 and a one car Oxnard Local, backs out of the spur after setting out the car at Spears Plastics in Santa Paula.
Amtrak has resumed service on the Coast Route. No. 14 the northbound Coast Starlight passes through the burned out Faria Beach community one of my favorite spots. Many thanks go out to the Fire fi... (more)
Smoke from the fires in So. Cal hang over San Bernardino. At the Santa Fe Station , the BNSF Holiday Train for disadvantaged children, loads passengers as a stack train rolls by.
The BNSF Holiday Train for disadvantaged children, slides downhill from its turn around point at Summit and back to San Bernardino.
The BNSF Holiday Train for disadvantaged children, climbs toward Summit where it will stop and then return to San Bernardino. Smoke from the massive fire in Ventura can be seen.
Leaving Oakland Yard after the evening commuter rush,an Ex Cotton Belt GP60 rolls long hood forward past Jack London Square with some boxes and gons.
Smoke from the Thomas Fire, over 300 miles away in Ventura, makes for a smoke set over Jack London Square and a Union Pacific Manifest out of Oakland Yard.
Cabbage Car No.90225 brings up the rear of train 523,with a Siemens Charger on the head end, as it approaches Jack London Station at sun rise.