BNSF 3997 at Barstow. Photo taken with permission and PPE.
Still going strong, an old UP GP40-2 awaits its next assignment in the yard.
A train of heavy military equipment is well camouflaged as it heads west across the eastern edge of the Mojave desert on a very warm afternoon.
Rebuilt into an SD40-2, this former Missouri Pacific's SD40 characteristics shine through. It is working the UP/FXE Mexicali/Calexico interchange and awaits its next turn at the UP's El Centro yar... (more)
Racing across the eastern Mojave Desert, a Los Angeles, CA to Ft. Madison, IA intermodal train has now problem making the 70 MPH track speed along Route 66 near Goffs.
A Roger Puta photograph
Fret not WalMart shoppers, here's a mother train of stuff coming your way. The Marion AR bound stacker heads past the Amtrak Palm Springs station building on a warm November afternoon.
The Robertson Ready Mix Rock train awaits its next load at the quarry in Cabezon CA.
The Northbound Pacific Surfliner crosses over Gaviota with a bi-level set. Even though this isn't the single level set with the Veterans Cabbage unit, I still have stunning views.
Passing over one of the classic trestle bridges that call the Surfline home, Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner #562 is only 30 minutes away from its final destination of Downtown San Diego. This view can... (more)
On a chilly spring night, the historic Southern Pacific searchlight signals stand tall around the Davis Wye. Unfortunately, do today's traffic movements, this leg of the wye does not see many trai... (more)
Wearing number 52 in the train indicators - the number of the eastbound San Joaquin Daylight, which used to ply these rails - Southern Pacific 4-8-4 4449's exhaust is barking as it climbs t... (more)
A westbound Santa Fe freight passes through Basta, in western Fullerton, California, in October 1985. Lead engine SD39 1559 was built in May 1969 as ATSF 4001.
Leading the first southbound Surfliner train of the morning, Amtrak 462 looks rather tired, as it is one of the last 2 locomotives that hasn't been overhauled on the Pacific Surfliner fleet.