Descending the Palmdale Cutoff into West Colton, a pair of SD70M's approach Pepper Ave. with a westbound ballast train.
Making good use of the bypass track at Pepper Ave, a westbound intermodal rolls through West Colton on its way to the Los Angeles harbor.
A UP Los Angeles basin hauler rounds the balloon track at Pepper Ave. and begins its trip west on the Alhambra Sub.
After stopping to repair a steam whistle in nearby Loma Linda, the UP 844 finally arrives West Colton where it will layover for a day of public display before continuing home to Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Mid afternoon at Pepper Ave. in West Colton finds a westbound UP intermodal train descending the Palmdale Cutoff while another westbound off the Sunset Route passes thorugh on the adjacent bypass ... (more)
Making good use of the bypass track at Pepper Ave. in West Colton, this westbound UP container train is approaching a crew change at Cedar Ave. and will continue west on the Alhambra Sub into the ... (more)
Union Pacific's Salt Lake to Lon Beach priority intermodal train descends the Palmdale Cutoff at Pepper Ave. in West Colton. From here it will be a quick sprint across the L.A. basin.
a westbound SP "hauler" is heading around the loop track at the east end of West Colton yard toward Los Angeles. West Colton yard is layed out for eastbound operation with recieving yard, hump yar... (more)
Power is hostled from the engine facility over to the lone cut of cars in the departure yard at West Colton.
Power from the two major builders team up to haul an Eastbound out of West Colton.
Third generation power assembles at Pepper Ave.
A visitor from up North joins typical UP road power on a freight out of West Colton.
Manifest freight is alive and well at the departure yard in West Colton. Two sets of SD40-2s are lining freights up to head East, BNSF power typically reserved for the yard transfer job are on th... (more)
A pair of Rio Grande SD45s bracket an SP SD9 and a D&RGW GP40 in West Colton Yard. It is a very clear winter day and the San Gabriel Mountains form a nice backdrop.
After my Wednesday night class, I took a drive out to West Colton to see what I could find. I found BNSF 7767 on the departure tracks ready to lead a train to Barstow.