Leaving the floor of the Caliente Valley at the conflux of the Caliente and Tehachapi Creeks, William Hood directed the rails of the Southern Pacific Railroad up the once thought insurmountable Te... (more)
With the desolate and vast wide open vistas of the Mojave Desert forming the backdrop a classic old US&S searchlight signal stands guard at the west end of Basin, CA where Union Pacific's Cima Sub... (more)
The Western Pacific heritage ACe glides out of Bealville with hazmat safety bulkhead flat SSW 87679 and Central California Traction bay window caboose #100.
Los Angeles bound train #262 glides along Metrolink's Valley Sub near MP 46.2, in the heart of Soledad canyon.
With the modern San Diego skyline of tall buildings and palm trees behind it, 1927 vintage Baldwin 4-8-4 AT&SF 3751 perpares to back its train to the Miramar wye where it will be turned for the re... (more)
Welcome home 1996. UP 1996 sporting the Southern Pacific's famed daylight colors, battles up the western slope of the Tehachapi's. Soon the 1996 will enter Tunnel 5, while its rear end is still em... (more)
Just after departing LAUPT with the first leg of it's SB journey, Santa Fe 3751 steams along the west side of the LA river.
UP ET45AH 2598 has command of an eastbound Roseville to West Colton manifest, pulling the grade between tunnels 7 & 8. Just beyond the edge of the right of way is the long drop off down to Tehacha... (more)
Amtrak F59PHi 457 accelerates its southbound Pacific Surfliner as it passes along side the west bank of the LA river just up from Mission tower and LAUPT. 457 is wearing a special safety wrap.
A trio of EMDs, led by brand new UP 8680 are in full dynamics as they ease their train down into Caliente. The train is still emerging from tunnel 1, which is located at the upper end of the Calie... (more)
With its sharp orange paint fading to a peach color, BNSF 7777 drops down main 2 with a westbound manifest passing the location where old Cajon station was located.
Just after departing Portland the 4449 crosses the Willamette river as it heads for Wishram, WA. Soon the 4449 will be stretching her legs as she glides along the Fallbridge Sub at speeds of 60 mp... (more)
WP 2001 leads the FRE off the West Branch bridge, which carries the Canyon Sub & Hwy 70 across the Northern most part of Lake Oroville/the Feather River.
UMAX on the move! UP 4813 drops the IPDCIR 28 down the eastern slope of the Tehachapi's and into the Mojave desert. The solid train of brand new UMAX containers is near MP 375.7 on the Mojave Sub.
Santa Fe 3751 rests at the North end of the San Diego station near CP Ash after it's SB trip.