California Steam and Sunkist...Two Things That Just Go Together. Under a blanket of cool, coastal overcast, Fillmore & Western No. 14 works its train west out of Santa Paula and pass Sunkis... (more)
A thirsty Fillmore & Western No. 14 takes on water between trips at the ex-Southern Pacific Santa Paula depot.
Making a somewhat rare long-tender forward run to Santa Paula, Fillmore & Western No. 14 lets its Southern Pacific 6-chime whistle rip as it approaches the Highway 126 grade crossing near the Sant... (more)
On the first day of the new month, Fillmore & Western No. 14 build pressure in the morning light at the railway's namesake yard. This morning finds the 1913-built steam locomotive fired up for its... (more)
The Signal's Dropped...Let's Highball! With the semaphore signal having just dropped to a clear, the engineer of Fillmore & Western No. 14 prepares his take his train...backwards? In realit... (more)
Making its first westbound trip of the day out of Santa Paula, Fillmore & Western No. 14 passes a pair of repurposed packaging houses that likely saw thousands upon thousands of reefer cars spotte... (more)
Fillmore & Western No. 14 drops the 10AM train downgrade and toward the outskirts of Santa Paula as it prepares to pass Sunkist's Saticoy Lemon Association Plant 3.
As the morning light from the east spills directly onto the tracks at the Fillmore depot, FWRY 14 and her crew work west against the light as they prepare to deadhead to Santa Paula. Today's opera... (more)
Steam Returns to Santa Paula. On a cool, summer morning in the Santa Clarita River Valley...the sound of a Southern Pacific, 6-chime whistle could be heard piercing the stillness of the air... (more)
Barking loudly as it tackles the grade back into town, Fillmore & Western No. 14 begins to whistle for the final crossing before arriving at the depot with the first load of passengers of the day ... (more)
A storm atop the mountain. With some heavy cloud cover looming along the hillsides, Fillmore & Western No. 14 gets some smoke on the stack as engineer Andy works the old Baldwin 2-8-0 up t... (more)
For 104 years old...she's still looks mighty fine. Coming into the morning light on the first day of Daylight Savings, engineer Andy tugs at the whistle cord of Fillmore & Western No. 14 as... (more)
Fillmore & Western No. 14 sends a pillar of steam skyward and sideways as it runs through the motion of its morning blowdown at the east end of the railroad's yard.
"Number 14, can we take them ahead a car length?" In a stroke of luck, with the conductor having requested to have the train pull forward to get off the circuit for the Central Avenue grade... (more)
It's a beautiful day in the town of Fillmore as the loud barks of a Fillmore & Western No. 14 reverberate off the hillsides on both sides of the valley. Working its five car train eastbound throug... (more)