A northbound NS empty unit coal train with UP power crosses CSX's Copper Creek Viaduct in the early morning fog. This view is from the rarely photographed east side.
A short eastbound UP freight is near the top of Cajon Pass as it approaches Summit, CA.
Smoke belches from the trailing SD40-2---perhaps the sign of a bad turbo--as a UP westbound crests Cajon Pass at Summit, CA.
A Southern Pacific eastbound intermodal coils through the curves on the lower level of the line over Tehachapi Pass between Ilmon and Caliente.
A Santa Fe "snoot" leads an eastbound freight around the 10-degree Allard horseshoe curve on the long climb up Tehachapi Pass.
An eastbound Santa Fe stack train crawls up Cajon, just past Sullivan's Curve, in 1995. This is now double track here.
A rebuilt SD45 (actually an SD40M-2 in SP parlance) leads a westbound freight off Tehachapi as it exits the long Bealville-Allard siding at Tunnel 2. The Rio Grande-style speed lettering comes fro... (more)
An eastbound for Salt Lake City roars around the curve at the east end of the siding at James, California behind no less than eight big UP units (two EMD and six GEs).
It amazes me at the audacity of many railroad companies in this country years ago to go through almost impenetrable terrain. A great example is the Western Pacific, which was completed into Califo... (more)
Santa Fe GE units 916, 650, 876 and 831 are crossing the Colorado River from California to Arizona. The motive power is in the latter state, but most of the train is still in the former. Although ... (more)
An eastbound Santa Fe "Super Fleet" intermodal rips along at 70 MPH through Cadiz, CA. On the left is the Cadiz Turn out of Barstow. It is getting its train together after interchanging ... (more)
An eastbound Santa Fe "Super Fleet" intermodal has reached this particular summit at Ash Hill, in the Mojave Desert. From here it'll be fast running and mostly downhill until the long cl... (more)
Two Santa Fe SD40-2s are climbing Cajon with a long train of intermodal trailers hanging on the rear unit's drawbar. A pair of GP30s is pushing on the rear.
A UP coal train crosses the flyover at Frost behind three GE six-motor units. The land to the left has developed quite a bit since this scene nearly two decades ago.
The Southern heritage unit is on the point of an empty coal train on the St. Charles branch of the Appalachia District. The train is awaiting a recrew.