At sunrise on a Saturday in June 1992, a hot 991 train hustles past the west switch at Orwood, CA, with the Coast Range visible far in the distance. This the heart of the San Joaquin Delta.
As the sun set over the Sonoran Desert, UP 4744 West tops the steep grade out of Benson, AZ, at Mescal.
WP high-hood GP20 No. 2007 idles in the switch engine facility in WP's yard. Note the interesting WP tankcar at right.
SP 9025 East passes under the big signal bridge north of its yard in Stockton, CA. On the other side of the train is WP's mainline and its big yard. From this point northward through downtown Stoc... (more)
Late in the afternoon, Santa Fe 547 East passes the big, new house at Knightsen, CA. Knightsen has grown considerably since this photo was taken, which is true of most places within striking dista... (more)
On a beautiful evening in Healdsburg, CA, an NWP engineer chats with a gentleman who likely rode aboard today's NWP Daylight. The train left here in the morning, traveled north to Willits, and ret... (more)
Brand-new EMD GP60 No. 4002 leads an eastbound Santa Fe mixed freight past a work rain at Oakley, CA.
A pair of ex-WP GP40s heads north out of the siding at Charter Way with a cut of cars. The lead unit is ex-WP 3516. As part of the agreement by which P took over WP in 1983, these air-conditioned ... (more)
SP 8880 roars up the heavy grade at the west end of Magra, CA, in the heart of the climb up Donner Pass's western slope. The sides of the rails show the tremendous amount of sand that's been used ... (more)
Three warbonnet GP60Ms lead a Santa Fe 991 train through Antioch, CA, just as the suns comes up over the horizon. To the right of the hotshot is Sando siding, where many a meet was made between Sa... (more)
A westbound UP stack train changes crews at the east end of Tucson Yard.
A flock of Santa Fe Alco S2s and S4s gathers on the turntable tracks at Santa Fe's roundhouse in Bakersfield, CA.
Seven 4-axle EMDs haul what look to be foreign autos up the steep grade at Blue Cut.
A Santa Fe 189 train coasts downhill through the west side of Franklin Canyon surrounded by spingtime greenery.
Colorado and Southern SD40-2 No. 880 and two other EMDs smoke it up as the roar eastward through Montana with a BN manifest. The train is on BN's ex-Northern Pacific mainline. This line is now own... (more)