The first Surfliner of the day, Train 768 Southbound to Los Angeles, heads into a January sunrise.
Happy New Year everybody, see you all trackside in 2018. A morning BNSF Z rounds into Avery along the Columbia River. Mount Hood looms in the distance on this windy morning.
Mixed Manifest with Union Pacific 2550 leading, waits for the crew change at Dunsmuir. After the crew exchanges information, the new crew will finish taking the train southbound downhill and acro... (more)
The Seahawks cabbage, Ex F40PH rolls southbound along the Tacoma Waterfront. The city is just coming alive at this early morning hour.
On a fine spring day, a few months before the Blue Cut fire, BNSF No. 3858 with an eastbound Z in tow chases down and passes a Union Pacific Manifest struggling uphill. Hwy 138 realignment at Sum... (more)
Eastbound BNSF No. 7475 lifts a double stack intermodel through Alray up to Summit on Cajon Pass. Stacks are still crossing under Interstate 215 while in the distance smoke haze from the Californi... (more)
A couple weeks before the Thomas Fire , the largest fire in California history, a repo move of Auto Racks rolls through Emma Wood. The brown hills in the foreground burned in the Solimar fire on C... (more)
Northbound Oil Cans heading back to Wunpost, the San Ardo oil fields, passes through the Thomas Fire Burn Area at Faria Beach. The Thomas Fire at 280.000 plus acres and 86% contained is the larges... (more)
A westbound BNSF Stack arrives at the busy BNSF Intermodel Yard. Smoke from the So. Cal fires lay over the San Bernardino Mountains.
Due to an engine malfunction on the morning Surfliner, Train 768 Goleta to Los Angeles, Surfliner Train 774 from San Luis Obispo to Los Angeles is pulling 768 to Los Angeles. Running Cab Car forw... (more)
The conductor locks the switch after aligning to the main. Union Pacific GP40M-2 No. 1464 can proceed back to Oxnard after dropping off a car at Spears Plastics in Santa Paula.
Union Pacific GP40M-2 No. 1464 and a one car Oxnard Local, backs out of the spur after setting out the car at Spears Plastics in Santa Paula.
Amtrak has resumed service on the Coast Route. No. 14 the northbound Coast Starlight passes through the burned out Faria Beach community one of my favorite spots. Many thanks go out to the Fire fi... (more)
Smoke from the fires in So. Cal hang over San Bernardino. At the Santa Fe Station , the BNSF Holiday Train for disadvantaged children, loads passengers as a stack train rolls by.
The BNSF Holiday Train for disadvantaged children, slides downhill from its turn around point at Summit and back to San Bernardino.