A westbound is dragging up the to the summit past the late lamented ATSF tunnel. I believe that's snow-capped Mt. San Antonio in the background condescending on the feeble efforts of mortal man.
On what may have been my last trip to CA I caught this "down train" beaten and battered but still magnificent doing its job.
A westbound passes under itself and emerges from the west end of the tunnel and it's all SP!
One of those delightfully mixed up consists shepherded by a usually reliable unit is preparing to depart for LA. Most of them were on a short leash.
SP 6814 leads the "Tank Train" through Cable Siding. The good paint on the Tunnel Motor is a rare treat. I didn't even have to pay the kids to wave!
A former SP Tunnel Motor leads eastbound manifest Chicago-Ft. Wayne (CHFW) through Valpo on the old Pennsy.
Nice collection of semi-junk lugging another train westbound over the Palmdale cutoff. As I recall this was a one unit helper train.
Classic SP and the whole train in the shot. This great assortment of semi-junk is lugging a westbound over the Palmdale Cutoff. No the sun doesn't always shine in California.
The loaded oil train is seen heading into the sun on its run to LA. lead unit is a rebuilt SD45T-2
At the Amtrak (ex-Southern Pacific) depot in San Antonio, the SP 4449 and it's sunset-liveried cars are waiting for their continuation to Houston and New Orleans. Meanwhile, SP's business goes on... (more)
The only iron ore pellet train leaving the Iron Range today eases up to speed behind the last maroon tunnel motor of the former Missabe fleet.
A 61-car Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Blue Train on Rail America's Toledo, Peoria & Western rolls slowly across Farmdale trestle and the Norfolk Southern's Peoria District at East Peo... (more)
EB pounding up San Timeteo Canyon