M190 holds the rear position, as Santa Fe's locomotive collection heads west to Sacramento,California. A business car with Santa Fe personnel on board keep a close eye on the trains progress. The ... (more)
I was fortunate enough to visit my old home a lot on conferences etc. and caught this guy blasting out of the now-gone tunnel with an eastbound.
My candidate for the best Bicen scheme. The blue seemed to fade or perhaps was a little light.
This westbound pig train is coming down "the short way" and appears to be coming thru a drilling rig. This rig drilled a vertical hole deep into the earth and measured shifts in the fault line us... (more)
Just down from the notorious culvert is a retaining wall, stained by generations of rust and creosote.
I love those high desert colors now. I didn't really notice them a great deal at the time.
Missing the seal. I wonder why.
Just another passage of a westbound. I never really heard what those little "sidings" were. The only time I ever saw them used was once a train set out a bad order car there. Fortunately there ... (more)
In the dying desert light, power on a westbound.
Roaring out of the yard eastbound this is a really mixed freight. Pigs mixed in are getting to be unusual. I guess you can see the entire train if you can see that well.
Heavy traffic in the seventies at Silverwood. In the background visible is the the track of SP's Colton Palmdale Cutoff
A trio of SF30C's and a SD40-2 are led westbound from Amarillo by a SD45-2.
They're really leaning into the grade now, sanders are kicking in and a exhaust haze shoots high into the air. There is much more to the loop than the look.