The a colorful Slaton, TX to Barstow, CA manifest train rumbles down the from Goffs through the small Route 66 town of Essex on a spring evening in the Mojave Desert.
As last light settles at the summit of Goffs Hill, along the BNSF Needles Sub, a pair of GE motors crest the summit with their long string of empty intermodal equipment for the ports of Los Angele... (more)
CN pool power leads a westbound grain load through Hinkley on the Mojave Sub.
CN 3049 west eases to a stop in the siding at Jimgrey on the BNSF Mojave Sub for a meet with an Eastbound. This train is running from Kansas City to Kings Park, near Fresno.
BNSF 8083 leads a colorful westbound manifest through Hinkley. Not sure where the ex BNSF SD75's are heading?
Locomotive mechanics Cash and Ross make the final preps on a power assembly before installing it in an SP SD40M-2. The installation will take close teamwork and skill to insert the big assembly in... (more)
Santa Fe 103 West, a hot 199 train headed for Richmond, CA, hustles through East Antioch with a long string of UPS trailers and other hot cargo in tow. The symbol was one of the fastest on the rai... (more)
Dos Sand Hoppers - [Autumnal Equinox +1] - A pair sand hoppers owned by the San Diego Dirt Company lay in storage on the Desert Line at Titus Siding near Jacumba.
Southern Pacific SD45T-2 9177 leads Milwaukee Road SD40-2s 156, 174 and 168 through Sullivan's Curve area on Cajon Pass. We spent the day chasing this power consist, which started out at the old T... (more)
BNSF 5264 at East Siberia - An eastbound manifest lead by BNSF 5264 rounds a turn at East Siberia as it rolls down the east side of Ash Hill on it's way to the bottom of the Bristol Basin a... (more)
Early morning BNSF train nearing Pulga deep in Feather River Canyon.
Unusual power for a stack train !. A westbound stack train is still working hard on the climb out of Needles. The B23-7 - C30-7 combo is certainly not typical power for a stack train !
Chute Adjacent at Klondike - A westbound Z-Train with it's hind end in the foreground climbs the east side of Ash Hill as an eastbound double stack rolls down "The Chute" at Klondike on its... (more)
Southern View from Titus - [Autumnal Equinox +1] - Looking southward towards Mexico from 100 yards east of the east switch at Titus Siding near Jacumba where pair of flat cars and two hopp... (more)
BNSF makes a colorful showing at Pulga in Feather River Canyon.