Snoot on Point
An unusual daylight SU-100 blasts through Hawthorne fronted by the railroads last tunnel motor on a rain soaked Friday morning. The distinct "snoot" nose of NYSW... (more)
Delayed Road Freight in a Downpour
As a result of the road crew outlawing a few miles West of the iconic Newfoundland Station the SU-100 operated through the area in daylight a... (more)
A quartet of yellow jackets ease a rather lengthy SU-100 into the West end of the MC Yard. A welcomed visitor from the North in the form of NYSW 3014 leads ... (more)
Tennessee Pass was still a hopping place but rumors of its demise had us visiting with plenty of Kodachrome on hand in June of 1994. To top off the visit, the majority of trains were running with... (more)
Thousands of rail photographers have made the pilgrimage to Cajon Pass, and the parallel former Santa Fe and Southern Pacific lines are taken for granted. It’s hard to believe that SP’s Palmdale C... (more)
The long, snoot nose of SP 8314 is easily seen as it sits in the Taylor Yard diesel service area.
Early on a clear Saturday morning, an eastbound SP freight trundles over the diamonds at the crossing of the Santa Fe Stockton Sub at Stockton Tower. The SP is on the railroad's Valley Line, which... (more)
Just before sunset, the conductor on SP (UP) 8563 West takes the trash out of his lead unit after arrival. The train to the right arrived at the yard right on 8563's heels.
Sad picture, this one. Here is D&RGW #5371 rolling east down the yard lead at Helper, Utah accompanied by 3 UP SD40-2's. This Rio Grande SD40T-2 and mates are headed out of the yard onto the UP ma... (more)
ATN Train Z390 is seen here tied down at 42nd Street in Birmingham, AL. Waiting on a new crew to take the Train on South into Boyles Yard to interchange with CSX
A two-unit SP helper heads downhill in fresh snow after helping a train to the summit of the Sierras.
SP 8549 leads a train heading towards Santa Fe Jct. in March of 1995.
The very last one is pulling it's next to the last one! So, in case you don’t understand that; the D&RGW 5371 was the very last unpatched and unrenumbered D&RGW unit on the Union Pacific. It is se... (more)
On the return from Searles, half the power was cut allowing this former Southern Pacific tunnel motor to lead the empty string of hoppers back to Trona.
The distinctive "snoot" nose of SP 8370 is on full display at the West Colton diesel service area.