With just a few miles to go before reaching the summit at Tehachapi, an eastbound BNSF general freight digs into the grade approaching Cable on the UP Mojave Subdivision.
Early in its journey to Chicago, the eastbound California Zephyr approaches Hercules on the Union Pacific Martinez Subdivision.
Heading west along the shores of San Pablo Bay, a westbound UP auto train winds through the curves at Pinole on a fine afternoon.
One of the numerous Amtrak California trains running between Sacramento and Oakland skirts the shores of San Pablo Bay at Pinole on the ex-SP Cal-P mainline.
What would prove to be a monster-sized 110 car Guadalupe Turn builds at Gemco Yard with five elderly SD60Ms as power.
WP 713 leads the last train of the day through a S-Curve near Brightside on the way to Niles
WP 713 leads the last train of the day through the farmer's crossing
Robert Dollar 3 storms out of Niles with the first train of the day on the way back to Sunol
Was this a forerunner of things to come, when the D&RGW acquired the Southern Pacific in 1988? Participating in the low-speed (and low gear) wheel lift tests at Sacramento in March 1964 were th... (more)
At one end of SP’s test train at Sacramento Shops to monitor wheel lift were 3 Krauss-Maffei hydros and at the other end were two that had been acquired from dissatisfied customer D&RGW. The loc... (more)
SP was experiencing wheel lift of 90-ft. piggyback flat cars on curves in early 1964, so they placed cameras under one of them, coupled to fully-loaded ballast cars, to watch during tests at their... (more)
The Triple Seven charges out of the station at Ventura and begins it's trip along the namesake stretch of the Coast Line with the usual Surfliner set in tow.
Another view of this awesome rack train at Mira Loma. Shortly after this as I was leaving, a trainorders.com member was seen canvasing the area.
Nearing the summit of a tortuous 2.2% ascent of Cima Hill, this eastbound K-Line stacker diverts into the south siding at Cima to wait out opposing traffic.
A long Stockton to Barstow freight grinds through Cable on the Mojave Sub.