The BNSF merger years - a pure Burlington Northern train on the former Sante Fe transcon passes some derelict vintage automobiles in the backyard of the small hamlet of Essex, CA.
Under Cloudy Skies [National Train Day 2013 -1] - Train 659 pushes out of the station at Fullerton on it's way to Los Angeles, on a cloudy evening in May.
Drip....drip....drip. With his pocket watch and a small flashlight, Sierra #3 Engineer Dave Tadlock adjusts the oil feed rate on his locomotive's Detroit Lubricator. Although steam locomo... (more)
BNSF Where It Doesn't Belong! Due to congestion and trackwork on it's north south route between California and Washington, BNSF has begun detouring trains via the UP through Utah and Idaho.... (more)
The northbound starlight, with a three unit consist enters SLO
Early on a Saturday morning, Amtrak's two experimental EMD AC-traction locomotives and the builder's test car lead an Amtrak San Joaquin out of Antioch.
U30Bs idle in the engine facility.
SP workmen turn three new tunnel motors for a trip to Bakersfield pulling a manifest.
Two Alligators await repairs.
At sunset, three SD75Ms lead a westbound hotshot through East Antioch.
SP 7245 leads the WCLAY at the West end of Colton Yard.
Union Pacific GP40-2 #1365 leads the Ozol-Dixon Local (LRJ88) through Martinez, CA on its return trip to the Ozol Yard. Taken on National Train Day 2013.
Union Pacific ES44AC #7614 leads the day's Oakland, CA to Marion, AR stack train (KOAMN) through the Martinez, CA Amtrak station. Taken on National Train Day 2013.
My plans for a quiet Sunday afternoon changed quickly when I learned a 1995 led MWCNP was imminent! After finishing a project at work, I grabbed my camera and raced to intercept the train in great... (more)
Amtrak 406 sits in Los Angeles Union Station on the 40th Anniversary train, with Santa Fe 3751 in the background, and a new platform being built in the foreground.