An officer's special from Houston to Oakland heads through Van Nuys at high speed as my one-time-railfan son watches it pass.
The sun has set on a Trona coal trains DPU at Fleta between Mojave and Lancaster on the UP Mojave Sub.
Running light after having shoved a set of international cars up to Inyokern on the remnants of the old UP Lone Pine Branch, the Trona turn heads back into Searles to build its train of empties.
The weekday Trona turn to Searles comes around the curve passing an old water tank, a vestige of a time when there was a town here and locomotives were serviced. This is yet another shot I owe the... (more)
The weekday Trona turn to Searles is seen departing its namesake town (and mine) as it begins it trek through some of the most desolate areas in the USA.
We are at Jim Grey on the Mojave Sub of the BNSF, a few miles east of Boron and Kramer Junction when the Q-STOCHI6-22L Stockton to Chicago stacks has stopped at a red and is giving the Boron Local... (more)
A classic (and becoming rarer) SD45-2 carbody leads the days Boron Local as it shoves down Rich Spur to the trainload facility there where trona is loaded from trucks.
A classic (and becoming rarer) SD45-2 carbody leads the days Boron Local as it shoves down Rich Spur to the trainload facility there where trona is loaded from trucks. The Joshua Tree really lets ... (more)
Having just begun it's "Route 66" journey from San Bernardino to Chicago, a BNSF stacker works hard as it climbs through Devore, less than an hour away from Cajon Summit.
The big mama Cargill elevator switcher waits for its next round of duty along Cajon Blvd.
A Mesquite to LA stack train comes around the shoofly under the Palmdale Cutoff.
Letting the newborn lead - UP 8216 an ES44AH makes its maiden voyage to California leading the North Platte manifest into West Colton Yard.
A Union Pacific stacker bound for interchange with the NS in Shreveport is seen here descending the hill into Garnet as it passes a huge windmill farm marking the Palm Springs landscape, as well a... (more)
One of MBTA's newest locomotives pulls out of North Station on the dot beginning its commuter run.