Autumnal tones adorn the San Francisco Peaks as a pair of four-axle GE's briefly hold up intermodal traffic so that they can perform a reversing manoeuvre and work wrong-main on the Winona local.
Just seconds before sunset and the desert air is still hot, as a heavy westbound manifest starts the steep climb up Ash Hill. Once the train has passed, it's time to head a short distance off-road... (more)
SN 1005 loads passengers at the Western Railway Museum for another trip down to Pantano
Amtrak 5 has just departed Sacramento and speeds through West Sacramento heading for its next stop in Davis
SP 9010 poses for a photo shoot while photographers see the 'almost-restored' locomotive in her bright 'red-and-scarlet' paint scheme after 6 years of restoration work. SP 9010 Restoration Crew di... (more)
A pair of GEVO helpers cool their heels as they descend the east side of Goff's Hill at sunset.
The industrial nature of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles is well disguised at the marina where a port-bound Pacific Harbor Line train passes through a gaggle of pleasure boats.
Union Pacific SD60 #2215 leads the Roseville, CA to San Jose, CA manifest (MRVSJ-14) through the Vasco Road ACE Station in Livermore on UP's Oakland Sub.
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 returning Boron Local is greeted by the conductor on Q STOCHI6 22L in the hole at Jim Grey as both sets of crews near the end of their trips.
With a short Z train behind it, UP 8045 rounds the curves at Yuba Gap past delicately snow-dusted trees in a gorgeous winter scene. Note the unpatched SP 107 third out.
Spectators watch as SP 2472 slowly crawls on the Niles Canyon Railway trackage during the 2014 Labor Day Special. Nothing like the sight of a steamer chugging through repeating history back when s... (more)
Eastbound autos sail through the Mojave Desert on a scorching September afternoon.
Eastbound Santa Fe "Wilmington Turn" Ironsides siding Harbor City
In the later half of the afternoon, a UP triclops rolls through Johnston with a southbound manifest and a lovely burnt spot on its side.