The Sunset Limited takes the bypass under the Palmdale Cutoff early in its journey from Los Angeles to New Orleans.
The El Centro gets going and heads under famous Pepper Avenue in Colton, CA. The SD9043MAC is in fact the DPU and will help the train over Beaumont Hill as it heads on the fairly short run to Impe... (more)
A "Global 2" train snakes through the trackwork under famous Pepper Avenue in Colton, CA. These two units are in fact the DPUs, pushing on the rear of the train. There are some hills involved in g... (more)
A solid set of KCS power, which is extremely rare to find in Southern California leads UP train IDILB as it arrives at West Colton lead by Southern Bell 4118.
UP 1995 arrives at Colton, as a Southbound is seen comming down off the Palmdale Cutoff in the background.
Another Eastbound manifest departs Colton yard, as BNSF's West Colton to Barstow interchange waits in the distance.
Westbound stacks pass through Colton on main #1 as they head for a crew change at cedar.
A long North Platte to West Colton manifest arrives at Colton as it drops down off the Mojave Sub at Pepper Ave.
Late afternoon at Pepper Street at West Colton finds a harbor bound stack train heading west.
UP 8001 leads a Dallas bound manifest out of West Colton yard, with a NS unit trailing 3rd out, as it begins its trip across the Yuma Sub.
UP 1995 seen at Pepper Street heading to its train that it will be leading to Phoenix.
UP 1995 backs down to its train that it will lead to Phoenix Arizona.
Mid morning finds a Eastbound stack train passing the east end of UP's West Colton yard.
NS pool power leads a LATC bound intermodal past Pepper Street.
A Westbound intermodal drops down off the Palmdale Cutoff, as the DPU on a Eastbound manifest heads out of town.