An unseasonably hot Spring day in southern California's Inland Empire finds a westbound Union Pacific manifest entering the West Colton yard at Pepper Ave. The heat has kept all but a few hearty r... (more)
SP workmen turn three new tunnel motors for a trip to Bakersfield pulling a manifest.
Milwaukee Road 168, 174, 156, and lead locomotive Southern Pacific 9177 have cut off from their Taylor to West Colton train, and are now proceeding down to the east end of the yard. At Pepper Str... (more)
A set of West Colton trim power, which today includes an ex-SP SD38-2 that normally works the hump, moves toward Pepper Ave. on a beautiful clear winter day in southern California's Inland Empire.
Negotiating the balloon track at West Colton, an LA basin hauler heads west on the Alhambra Sub with a pair of locally assigned SD60M's on a clear winter day in the Inland Empire.
It's not that the GP30 was that uncommon to see but, lost in sea of 35s, their appearance did occasion some special interest. Here two of my favorites have set out to head a local on a day when t... (more)
A clear morning out at Pepper Ave. in West Colton finds an eastbound UP doublestack heading out of the L.A. basin for a trip across the southwestern deserts and points east.
Approaching the world famous railfan viewpoint known as Pepper Ave, an eastbound UP manifest freight departs West Colton on a fine Sunday morning out in the Inland Empire.
A pair of spiffy looking rebuilt Union Pacific SD40-2's work a trim job at Pepper Ave. in West Colton on a cloudy winter afternoon.
About to pass under Pepper Ave. a westbound UP doublestack rolls through West Colton on its trip to the L.A. harbor.
It seems UP SD60's have once again found a home in the Los Angeles basin as a pair go about switching moves at Pepper Ave. in West Colton.
A pair of Union Pacific SD60's which includes a fairly rare standard cab variant back down one of the yard tracks at Pepper Ave. in West Colton.
SP had (40 units) GE B39-8 #8000-8039.
While 2 SD40N's work the yard, some SD60M's (on the far left) prepare to lead a train east.
Back when it still had a name this unit was the regular switcher at the GATX tank car facility at the east end of the SP Yard.