After spending Christmas in Los Angeles, I began my journey back to Valentine. Before leaving, I learned that a westbound manifest had a solid Canadian Pacific consist on it was going to pass by t... (more)
The first rays of sunlight warm the nose of a relatively new ES44C4 as it pulls a string of empty flat cars through the sag of Darling with the San Fransisco mountains in the background.
A colorful Richmond, CA to Willow Springs, IL intermodal train of warbonnet, CSX, and NS paint schemes reach the summit of the Arizona Divide near Flagstaff as it'll beginning the journey down fro... (more)
The eastbound Cumbres & Toltec Scenic train finally reaches the 10,015 foot summit of Cumbres Pass. Here, CTS #484 will take on water before continuing it's trip east.
CTS #488 descends down Cumbres Pass with its Chama bound train at Coxo as it crosses over the highway 17 road crossing.
Flash flood warnings and high wind warnings are being ordered over the radio by DS 11 as summer monsoon storm approaches the track at Valentine. With all of these warnings, that still doesn't sto... (more)
Thunder storms continue to rumble in the background as a westbound CSX interchanged train races through Valentine, passing an old, abandoned building in the background. That building used to be a... (more)
No matter where you are on the transcon, you're guarantee see a meet at some point along your trip. Here, a westbound New York to Los Angeles double stack train notches up out of the sag as hot ea... (more)
After suffering major mechanical issues over Raton Pass, Amtrak's Southwest Chief #3 makes are rare daylight run over Arizona as it rounds the curve at Valentine.
Five GE Evolution Series locomotives charge over Yampai Hill with ease as the sun sets on a warm August evening. With over a mile of UPS mail in tow, this hot train for New York is on a tight sche... (more)
California Girls After spending majority of my summer in Arizona, it was great to get back to the Pacific Ocean and do some "train watching". I've never shot the northern region o... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief rumbles out of Crozier Canyon as the moon lights up the cloudy sky on a July night.
Amtrak's Southwest Chief normally passes over the Seligman Subdivision during the night. On this day, mechanical issues resulted in a five hour delay in Needles, Calif. The trailing unit had an au... (more)
With the shadows becoming longer and longer as they sun sets, westbound Memphis, TN to Thenard (Port of Los Angeles) CA stack train rumbles down the Crookton line change into Seligman.
The Guadalupe Hauler rumbles through Santa Susana on its way north on a beautiful summer evening in South California.