Under a cloudy winter sky, BNSF 5326 leads her manifest down the western slope of the Tehachapi's, between tunnels 1 and 2 and is moments from entering tunnel 1. Fall color still lingers in the Oa... (more)
Two AC motors sandwich a C4 as the RICELP patiently awaits a track at Barstow, after an all night run over the loop.
It's a toasty 106 degrees and F-18's roar in the distance as the USG 111 with its new paint scheme departs Plaster City and heads north to the US Gypsum Mine. This must be one of the last freight ... (more)
An eastbound BNSF manifest freight passes under the now gone signal bridge just west of Mojave, California. This bridge was one of the last remaining SP signals on UP's Mojave Sub.
A short NWP freight trundles over the Petaluma River swing bridge on its way to Ignacio. Alignment issues with the 106-year old bridge delayed the train until after the sun had dipped behind the m... (more)
With a short train in tow, NWP 1501 notches out and accelerates to track speed across the Wingo lift bridge. The 1920 product of Toledo, Ohio carries both the tracks of the NWP and the local road ... (more)
Shoving out of the wye and into Schellville Yard, 1501 looks right at home on the NWP. Originally built as Southern Pacific 2694 in December, 1974, 1501 has served the NWP for about a year now.
Running back over the crossing to grab some tank cars out of the Schellville Wye, Northwestern Pacific 1501 passes the depot and signs for a local cherry farmer.
A long westbound manifest grinds up grade between Ibis and the US 95 crossing at Arrowhead Jct.
BNSF 5643 leads this eastbound stack train at the National Trails overpass at Essex.
At the Mojave Airport, Progress Rail Services handles switching duties with this EMD SW9.
Power at Watsonville Junction on the Coast Route left to right, GP38-2 No.635, SD70M No.5207, SD40N No.1636, SD70M No.3922, GP40-2 No.1410, GP40M-2 No.1450 and GP60 No.1096.
Cowls – EMD Design at its Finest (IMHO)Electro-Motive built F45 diesels for Great Northern / Burlington Northern and Santa Fe. Perhaps it is my southern California bias, but the F4... (more)
Late evening west of Needles at Klinefelter finds BNSF 3813 leading a westbound manifest.
Caltrans operates the Capitol Corridor commuter trains from San Jose Ca. to Sacramento Ca. in conjunction with Amtrak California. A northbound Capitol Corridor train with No.2002 pushes the train ... (more)