This is a former CNW (MK Rebuilt in 94)...then became SP before being aquired by the UP. Still working diligently more than 40yrs after it was built by EMD.
After a parade of Westbounds, the second Eastbound (or so I thought) of the day departs led by an all-EMD consist. This train was the first I have seen in a while to use the balloon track to reve... (more)
SD70ace #8331 leads the first Eastbound of the day out of West Colton yard and into the rising sun.
Union Pacific extra unit train UWCCOX08 makes a U-turn on the balloon track at 4:45p. Train was solid empty center beams with the exception of one boxcar. This rather rare extra train headed west... (more)
Road power moves about in the yard.
another lucky catch, but this time at the new shops complex. She sure does look good, even if shes wears a coat of Amour yellow, and some tagging.
Inbound manifest heading into SP's West Colton classification yard
UP 2775 stages cars while UP 2317 is being made ready for departure.
UP 8495 leads a hauler out of the yard as it makes a turn around on the balloon track and heads west down the main.
An evening view from Pepper Ave., located at the east end of the West Colton departure yard.
After completing its journey off of the Sunset Route, this SP piggyback must now negotiate the large classification yard at West Colton.
UP local powered by WP unit roaming the Southern California area after the merger, earlier in the year.
Taking the balloon track this trains turns on itself as some yard power works in the middle.