The "Fresno Hauler" MWCFR departs West Colton yard behind three GEVOs and an SD59MX, led by a brand new ES44AH. On the left is MWCEC 07, and the consist in the foreground is the QWCTU being shoved... (more)
YWC02 brings out the train for QWCTU 07 (Quality Manifest, West Colton-Tucson, AZ) behind three SD40Ns. In the background is a variety of stored GEs and SD60 variants.
SP often used sets of commuter power on weekends to haul freight in the Bay area. A pair was leading a westbound freight out of Oakland led by one of only three GP40P's that SP owned.
SP's East Pleasanton Turn was descending Altamont Pass through Niles Canyon westbound led by a pair of boiler equipped SD9's kept in captive Bay area service for commuter train backup power.
The YWC02 crew builds an outbound freight in the departure yard behind a trio of SD40-2 rebuilds.
The Old Colton job backs into West Colton Yard as the MWCEC 07 awaits departure in the background.
Another section of panel track is moved into place in preparation for yet another pull northward out of the Pomona Fairgrounds parking lot.
4014 is close to the starting line at the Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. Only a few pulls left before Big Boy reaches the finish line and will be back on UP mainline trackage.
An eastbound WP train has just departed their Oakland yard down a street passing old WP passenger depot now a spaghetti house.
Over July Fourth weekend UP, Santa Fe, Amtrak, SP and WP participated in a display of equipment adjacent Fishermans Wharf area, WP had both their red, white, blue painted units on hand.
The Northbound starlight has some patriotic flare with the addition of the Veterans Unit, AMTK 42.
Autos head north through Carpenteria on their way to Tracy, CA.
A triclops SD60M leads the MRVSJ around a curve at the southern end of Alviso. The golden fall leaves compliment the amour yellow paint well.
A triclops SD60M leads the MRVSJ out of Niles Canyon on its way to Newark and San Jose. The train is about to pass through a wide load detector that protects tunnel 1 on the Oakland Sub.