On a beautiful winter afternoon in southern California, a trio of SD40-2's shuffle around a cut of cars at Pepper Ave. in West Colton.
Snow service motive power is parked in Truckee and await the next call of duty in Sierra Nevada mountains.
Near Earlimart in California's San Joaquin Valley, a pair of EMD's hustle a Delano reefer block southward on the SP old Fresno Subdivision.
Eastbound Amtrak train #6, the California Zephyr, slows for its station stop in Truckee before continuing its travels toward Chicago.
The foamers were out in full force along the old Santa Fe Pasadena Sub for BNSF's 2009 Southern California Christmas Train run for the City of Hope in Duarte. A short consist of BNSF business cars... (more)
With an an on-time departure from LAUPT, eastbound Amtrak train #2 makes good time passing the former SP classification yard at West Colton. A Roseville-bound manifest attempts to depart in the fo... (more)
Westbound doublestacks off the Yumb Sub enter West Coltom on the relatively new bypass track at Pepper Ave. while the head end of a northbound manifest can be seen in the distance on the Palmdale ... (more)
Continuing a Santa Fe tradition, the BNSF's annual City of Hope Christmas train speeds eastbound through Rancho Cucamonga on the former Pasadena Subdivision, and in a few moments will arrive Archi... (more)
Running several hours late, the westbound Southwest Chief is nearing its final destination at LAUPT as it passes Amtrak's coach yard and locomotive shops along the west bank of the Los Angeles Riv... (more)
On BNSF's Seligman Subdivision a westbound container train rounds a curve in Slaughter House Canyon as it works through the Kingman area.
An eastbound military movement sprints across the desert as it approaches Amboy on the BNSF's Needles Sub.
The friendly engineer on a westbound Union Pacific doublestack gives the photographer a wave as the train descends Cajon Pass, passing Stein's Hill on the south track.
One of the BNSF's high priority piggyback trains tackles the grade out of Caliente toward Bealville and the summit at Tehachapi.
Passing under one of the few remaining SP signal bridges still in service on the Yuma Sub, a westbound UP doublestack train nears West Colton as it approaches the Santa Ana River crossing in Loma ... (more)
Only a few moments of sunlight are left as the BNSF's Modesto, CA to Selkirk, NY manifest eases downgrade into Mojave. The train's distributed power can be seen in the distance.