A pair of GE's lead a westbound stack train up Ash Hill on a beautiful evening in the Mojave Desert.
Two trains are ready to head out, and a power consist with the power for two more trains makes its way out.
Coasting downgrade into the high desert, a southbound BNSF stack train nears Mojave where it will diverge onto home rails for the run to Barstow and points east.
Between Ansel and Fleta on the UP Mojave Subdivision, a short northbound Los Angeles to Lathrop Z train sprints across the high desert and will soon be heading into the Tehachapi mountains.
Pool power from Canadian Pacific lends a hand on the point of a MOW train with concrete tie loads just south of mojave at Fleta.
An elderly SD40-2 has led the Southwest Chief in to LA on this day.
An elderly SD40-2 to the rescue, leading the Southwest Chief's non-functioning P40DC into Los Angeles on the head end of Amtrak #3.
An eastbound is moving up for the assault on Cajon Pass and oh, mon dieu, she's smoking a little. I wish I could have chased it up the hill.
Winding downgrade a westbound freight passes my great old '76 Datsun B210 "the mustard jar". No air conditioning for me in those days.
A nice looking unit sitting at the old shop. I always loved the Santa Fe. BTW, that bubble gum machine must of been on top to appease politicians. It didn't do anything else.
This westbound unit seems to indicate that odd paint job wouldn't have held up and Cajon would be more boring so I'm happy SPSF never came off. Nice little interlude though.
After turning the Portola Railroad Days Special on the Keddie Wye, the special is pulled back to Portola with the Silver Solarium followed by the Silver Lariat then Plaza Santa Fe.
Westbound A&C train 708 near Rice