Commonly referred to as a "bomb train" by local environmental groups, this train is transporting ethanol from Iowa to California. Union Pacific 5406 leads this train through the winding curves of ... (more)
On a warm evening along the Central Coast, a Union Pacific passenger train descends the horseshoe curve just above San Luis Obispo, California. In the distance, you can see the quiet town of San L... (more)
Happy New Year! On the first day of 2016, Union Pacific 8727 leads a westbound auto train through the High Sierras. Sunny skies, fresh snow and temperatures in the teens made for a great day track... (more)
The Amtrak California Zephyr snakes along the banks of the Truckee River on a frigid winter morning. A winter day on Donner Pass is the only obstacle standing between this train and it's final sta... (more)
The quiet town of San Luis Obispo, California is nestled firmly in the hills of the central coast. It is known for it's quaint downtown, outdoor lifestyle, and being the home of the Cal Poly Musta... (more)
Skiers and snowboarders are enjoying a sunny winter day as the Union Pacific ZG2LT exits the snowshed at Norden, California.
As I snowshoed through this winter wonderland, I began to think of the Donner Party. The inhospitable temperatures and constant snow storms made them legends in American history. Cold storms brewi... (more)
Amtrak's California Zephyr tackles the snow covered Sierra Nevada Mountains as it rolls along the frigid Truckee River at Boca. The high temperature on Donner Pass was in the mid 20s.
Fresh snow has blanketed the Sierra Nevada Mountains a little early this year. With the temperature hovering around twenty degrees, the frigid Truckee River trickles by as a westbound stack train ... (more)
The dwarf. The searchlight dwarf is one of the most unique pieces of railroad signaling in Northern California. There were a few dwarfs that guarded sidings along the UP Valley Subdivision ... (more)
On a chilly spring night, the historic Southern Pacific searchlight signals stand tall around the Davis Wye. Unfortunately, do today's traffic movements, this leg of the wye does not see many trai... (more)
A Memphis stacker snakes its way through Crozier Canyon as it heads west along the BNSF Southern Transcon.
A long stack train passes the cement facility at Monolith as it heads towards the Mojave Desert.
The iconic snow cover peak of Mount Shasta looms in the distance as a 100 car QPDRV rumbles down the UP Black Butte Subdivision.
A heavy westbound grain train exits the tunnel at James as it winds its way into the Sacramento Valley. This train is about halfway around the large horseshoe curve.