With a friendly wave from the conductor and five new GEVOs, the westbound bird from Chicago moves slowly past the slow order by the Martinez station.
Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight train is running seven hours late as it approaches the Sacramento River Bridge near Tehama, California. The steel cross bars of this bridge are dated at 1929.
BNSF 729 and 624, which both sport the "Santa Fe" warbonnet paint scheme, cross the mighty Spanish Creek trestle as they approach Keddie, California with a long manifest train in tow.
Sierra Northern 52 cruises through the rolling hills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains as it heads back to Oakdale after a long journey to Sonora. Snow capped peaks loom far in the distance.
CREX... leading BNSF.... on UP.... BNF's BAKPAS is seen here roaring North on UP's Sac Sub as it glides over the marshlands in outer Galt, CA. The bright clean faces of these C-Rex's really do ... (more)
Flangers! One of two Flanger sets is seen here cutting west towards the loop track at Emigrant Gap. Once there they will turn back for Truckee, and then make a third and final pass through the a... (more)
Locos and wheel sets
STE 678 runs around its train at the Broadway Complex after picking it up from the UP interchange.
3 graffiti covered units lead a decently sized train after its set-out at mariposa. Northbay bound trains have lately consisted of roughly around 6 cars due to some upgrades going on with UPS's sy... (more)
Union Pacific 5282 races a grain shuttle through Boca, California along the Donner Pass Route under dark, rainy skies. This train made it over Donner Pass just before snow started to fall.
Union Pacific 8707 leads a ten car passenger special through the farm field near Riceton, California while the Sierra Nevada Mountains loom in the distance.
BNSF 729 cruises through the depths of the Feather River Canyon as it leads a large manifest along the ex-Western Pacific mainline near Pulga.
With the BARVAW fouling main 2, a westbound BNSF autorack comes barreling through Hanshaw on main 1 with a Citirail leaser on the point and an NS unit second out.
After a day of showers and downpours a vivid sunset greets an eastbound grain navigating the fields of a future housing development.
A Union Pacific Special rolls through the Santa Barbara Subdivision.