Christmas comes to the Pokey. Santa steps out of his special Christmas caboose to welcome everyone aboard.
Setting of the train orders by the train order operator.
The Caboose serves as office.
Often difficult to catch on film, the elusive Third La Mirada job backs onto the San Diego subdivision after dropping several cars off in the Irvine Industrial Complex. Some good Samaritan is try... (more)
Limestone loads twist down the Monarch branch fighting gravity and leaving the visual evidence to hang in the air.
In a followup to the Photo Of The Week shot, limestone loads leave visual evidence of the extreme nature of the descent down the Monarch branch.
With the arrival of standard time the sun is starting to set over Hunter's Bay behind me, casting a warm glow on the southbound Northlander as it pulls into Huntsville Station.
There is a lot going on in this shot, needs to enlarged to truly appreciate. On the left, the former DMIR caboose stands guard as the ship (aptly stenciled BIG LIFT) and its crew ready for the big... (more)
End of an ATSF train at Sullivans Curve
Handing up orders.
Looks like an ordinary caboose, right? Wrong. I'd like to recommend this to more shortlines. It's an "executive caboose", air conditioning, little bar/galley, comfy sets, the works. I'm sure ship... (more)
CSX local C777 is headed back to North Bergen yard with caboose 900072 leading.
Fog hangs low over the fields just after sunrise as the first run-by of the day shoves back to get into position.
Before the corporate noodle that engulfed everything, CN was a more homely railway with the simple yet truthful slogan of "Serves All Canada". This was, of course, back when CN was a crown corpora... (more)
A distinctive little crummy as so many are.
The LEF&C power was locked up in the shop, but at least this caboose was parked outside.