The iconic 6th Street Viaduct in downtown Los Angeles, setting of every car commercial ever made, is being torn down in the background as Metrolink 702 to South Perris races south. Since this phot... (more)
A BNSF manifest is lifted up Tehachapi by two bran-new Tier IV locomotives....
Approaching Klondike - [2016 Summer Solstice +12 Study] - A westbound stack rolls slowly around the super elevated turn near Klondike as it climbs out of the Bristol Valley and ascends the ... (more)
The Guadalupe local with a SD70M leading a quartet of power and a heathy cut of cars rounds out of Summerland onto the steep face of Ortega hill.
On March 15th Union Pacific brought out the refurbished/upgraded rotary for some testing. The Truckee MoW employees loaded up the #1 track with snow from East Norden up to the 'Big Hole'. The we... (more)
Wrong way Grain Load. BNSF6613 South is one of the more unusual southbound grain loads that occasionally climbs Tehachapi. The train was here at Cable climbing out of a thick marine fog layer. ... (more)
BNSF manifest at Caliente, CA, descending into Bakersfield on a hot summer morning.
An evening San Joaquin skirts along the San Pablo Bay at sunset.
UP's Ontario Local waits to enter Grove Lumber with 652 in fresh paint and baby wings.
Searchlights below sea level! With their numbers ever dwindling all across the country, in favor of the new LED tri-lights, a handful of venerable old Union Switch and Signal searchlights can stil... (more)
Climbing out of the Antelope Valley a westbound manifest works up Ansel Hill, the 1.3% climb out of the High Desert to Ansel foreshadows the major climb to come for the Roseville bound train upon ... (more)
A westbound Santa Fe intermodal freight winds its way down from Tehachapi and around the loop.
Carrying a Torch for UtahAfter participating in the Olympic Torch Relay for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, the Union Pacific refurbished their "cauldron car" for use ... (more)
A new painted UP GE leads the Red unit Circus train Northbound on the Palmdale Cutoff. The train is heading for Bakersfield and is passing Canyon siding on it's journey up Cajon Pass.