A Z8 bound for Willow Springs, IL makes its way out of the Tehachapi Pass as it heads through Mojave on a chilly January morning.
Not so Caliente at Caliente With rain and snow only a few hours away, temperatures start to fall into the low 30s on the pass. At Caliente, the temperature was 38F degrees; which is not so ... (more)
A Union Pacific manifest bound for West Colton moves across the city of Tehachapi after battling wet rails and steep grades, UP 5550 charges south to Mojave with snow on the hills in the backgroun... (more)
Chugging hard up the mountain, BNSF 7295 and BNSF 6734 help push this Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX stack train along the steel rail pass Mormon Rocks.
A pair of General Electric locomotives tackle Cajon Pass with a Long Beach stack train bound for Chicago as the move at snail pace up the two percent grade of the San Bernardino Mountains.
One of BNSF's newer ES44C4 leads the southbound Daygo manifest (Barstow, CA to San Diego, CA) down Cajon Pass as it snakes around the remarkable rock formation, known as Mormon Rocks.
If I close my eyes, it sounds like the 1990s. BNSF 4064 doesn't not have the traditional K3LA Dash 9 Horn. It has a RS3L, the horn on most ATSF units. This is the first time in years I've heard a ... (more)
An ES44C4 leads a westbound stack train into Califorina as it rides approach signals into Needles as result of a westbound Z train over taking it.
A former AC6000, now a 4400 horse powered unit, leads a westbound stack train slowly rolls along the Truckee River as they prepare to stop at Truckee to let an auto train a head of them to clear t... (more)
Four UP locomotives tackle one of its most famous route, Donner Pass. Two ES44AC and two SD70M are in control of a North Platte, NE to Oakland, CA high priority intermodal train as the follow the ... (more)
Two EMDs are the DPUs of a Lathrop, CA to Global 2, IL stack train as they move with the Truckee River down Donner Pass.
After facing mechanical problems on it's trip west, Amtrak's Southwest Chief got a SD70MAC added to the point. This is a rare sight for Southern Californian's because this type of engine rarely m... (more)
Metrolink OC line train 606 comes into Fullerton Train Station as with a setting sun in the background.
The Willow Springs to North Bay Z makes its way down Tehachapi as it snakes around the curves at Bealville before entering Tunnel 3.
A P42DC, number 51, is the power for an Amtrak Surfliner train as its GE motor starts to rumble to push its train north to Los Angeles.