Not far from the summit at Tehachapi, a BNSF unit grainer climbing southbound, meets a northbound BNSF Z with stacks and TOFC drifting downhill.
UP's afternoon Mead Local was arriving it's namesake yard in Wilmington, CA.
Of the three units SP painted up to celebrate our nations BiCentennial celebration this was considered the ugly duckling used mostly in local service as seen here near sunset at SP's LA area Dolor... (more)
With 16 bad-ordered well cars in tow, YPBN10 comes off the Watson Lead and passed the fixed semaphore distant signal at Rolling Jct.
California Western's Skunk Train turns on the wye at Willits yard for its afternoon run to Northspur.
The Alturas Turn is about to crest the grade up Howard's Gulch between Canby and Ambrose. From here, it should be just a couple of hours up the Modoc Line to home at Klamath Falls.
After taking power from the 1000 BN Dock Job, the 1400 UP crew runs lite around the north leg of the wye at Marina bound for Terminal Island to pick up a train of outbounds.
After an eventful few days beginning with breaking down in San Luis Obispo, starting its journey south as Amtrak 774 before returning to SLO...sitting, waiting, departing later that day as Amtrak ... (more)
AMINGR hustles passed the east switch at Mortmar with a trainload of autos bound for Mexico for reloading.
A Herzog work train is delivered to Ventura Ca. to help with the clean up of the many mud flows as a result of heavy rains on the Santa Barbara Sub.
Meeting a freight. A Roger Puta Photograph
Working a commuter train. A Roger Puta Photograph
Due to track work in the yard, we see a rare instance in which both morning Gemco local jobs are working on the west side of the yard, The Saugus Local waits for a chance to enter back into the ti... (more)
In a scene not soon to be repeated, 19 of Union Pacific's finest business cars make their way up the Tehachapi Loop as they approach the south siding of Walong and Tunnel 10.