Heading west into the sunset
Sometimes the shadow wins...second last pre-Amtrak westbound "Super Chief/El Capitan"; the last westbound powered by FP45/F45s.
"San Francisco Chief" beginning its journey west
WC engineer Chuck Goeschel has a steady hand on the throttle as he pilots a classic WC consist east with train GBSOA. The 6652, 1756 have 40 cars of mixed freight in tow. That is the WC's only FP4... (more)
Out of Belen heading east, FP45 92 with Geometry Support Car 86 and Track Geometry Car 85 are off on the days inspection run.
On July 4th, 1989, Santa Fe Railway unveiled a pair of FP45s in the resurrected red and silver Warbonnet scheme, dubbed the Superfleet scheme. These were repainted after the railroad restored the... (more)
It was always a pleasure to see one of these as the lead unit. FP45's were fairly frequent visitors here at this time, but they were often not the lead locomotive.
a pair of Warbonnet FP45's lead one of a number of passenger specials Santa Fe operated from LA to Cadiz located east of Barstow in the Mojave Desert in conjunction with RailCycle, an outfit promo... (more)
eastbound LA to Kansas City train 893 led by Warbonnet #90 climbing Cajon Pass just east of the Alray tunnels between Alray and Summit
"Super Chief/El Capitan" approaching its eastern destination, Dearborn Station
Some of the great scenery on Tehachapi is not at the loop. This bridge is geographically north of the loop.
Passing the ore dock at Escanaba with another train load of Empire Mine pellets, the WC's only FP45 leads SD45 6585 and a long string of ex CNW ore cars into the yard.
ATSF 92 & WC 7525 power todays coach train as it heads west past the semaphores at Karsten's Crossing on the return trip.
ATSF 92 & WC 7525 power todays coach train as it heads west towards Johnson Siding on the return trip.
An excursion train from Perris and back to the Orange Empire Railroad Museum pushes towards downtown Perris. The cars are ex Agence métropolitaine de transport, and the locomotive is a former Sant... (more)