Eastbound piggy back train passing through the signals at Ordway, Ca
Crossing east over the ATSF/UP mainline this Southern Pacific train, powered by all DRGW units (somewhat rare for that era). The fireman/brakeman is trying to figure out what all the hub-bub is ab... (more)
Eastbound manifest, just leaving the yard limits of Bakersfield. This SP Tunnel Motor was somewhat more distinctive then others due to its "L" shaped window over the engineers side of the cab.
Westbound priority intermodal
Specially painted set of diesel locomotives scene here leading GS4 steamer SP 4449 into Mojave for its journey to New Orleans, LA and the Worlds Fair.
Sitting at one of the tracks next to the old roundhouse. This unit was reborn in 1972 after many years of service as an F-7, ATSF 235, to continue a couple more decades of service.
Westbound passing Sloan Mountain, used for local aggregate for many years.
Westbound manifest through the "S" curve at Jean. Second unit today is the DRGW heritage unit
Eastbound stacker passing UP's southern most customer along its line in Nevada, Letica corporation, makers of plastic buckets etc. In the background is the Gold Strike Hotel and Casino.
Eastbound stacker moving its way up the "S" curve at Jean.
At first glance, I thought "no way"...one locomotive to pull stacker up Sloan Canyon and then Cima Hill?? But tucked back about 2/3 of the way back hidden behind some double stacks is a second uni... (more)
Eastbound stacker about 10 minutes away from crew change at Needles, Ca.
This lead unit is only 3 years old at the time of the photo, seen here leading a westbound Santa Fe hotshot
Rerouted priority intermodal (Z train) seen here heading east, with its final destination of Chicago, Illinois.