Waiting for a train to shove over Beaumont Hill.
On a calm October morning, a westbound manifest glides along the waters of San Pablo Bay. The Pacific Refining Co. is in the background. Today the site is a city park.
A Cotton Belt engine, SD45T-2 leads a heavy train up the Colton Palmdale Cutoff at Silverwood. Below right is visible a part of the 2.2% ATSF mainline through the Cajon pass.
SP (CEFX) 9395 and IORY 4011 back into an industry, in Peoria.
A very nice leader in the form of an SP SD45T-2 tunnel motor switches out a local industry in Peoria.
A new clean one on one of its early trips no doubt.
You might think that SP might win the Grime Award but make sure you check out the Clinchfield.
Portrait of a failed experiment. Running with borrowed BN Locotrol equipped SD-40-2s and SP mid train units controlled through a BN Locotrol receiver car trains were something to see for a few we... (more)
Westbound train with a great typical SP paint job.
A westbound helper set is scurrying into the siding and the mountains with their snowy mantles idly gaze down. I think these may be Mts. Keller & San Antonio.
This may meet the "Special Scheme" category. I was wondering if anyone knows which posting meets the most categories. How about a contest?
They really were clean once and there once were fields here. "They took paradise and put up a parking lot". California.
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.