Late in the day, ATSF B23-7 No. 6410 leads a 199 up the 1.0 percent grade of Vine Hill. At one time, Vine Hill was the name of a siding the railroad had at this location. The plentiful exhaust is ... (more)
A cupola caboose punctuates the end of the Santa Fe 199 train at Glen Frazer, CA. The train's power is already rumbling up the grade inside tunnel. In just a few short months, cabooses will be gon... (more)
Near sunset, a hot 199 train wends its way through Franklin Canyon at Christie, having just exited tunnel 3, the longest on the entire railroad. The cattle on the hillside above the train give it ... (more)
The monsoons have created large thunderstorms over eastern New Mexico as Santa Fe 5660 west leads the hot 199 intermodal train out of Willard and around the sweeping curve just west of town.
Santa Fe 5832 West, a hot 199 train, roars through a super-elevated curve at Glen Frazer as it fights a 1.0 percent grade. The high-priority pig train is moments away from entering tunnel 3, insid... (more)
Having been in revenue service for a little over a month, a clean B40-8W No. 526 leads a 199 train over the 4th crossing of Tehachapi Creek, just east of Woodford, CA. The train is on the western ... (more)
A hot Santa Fe 199 accelerates through Pittsburg as its lead unit rocks through the east switch of the siding there. Partly obscured in shadow is a GP30u that the railroad uses for locals based in... (more)
A hot Santa Fe 199 train crosses the salt swamp between Port Chicago and Avon, and passes the old but profitable Tosco Oil Refinery. Tosco was famous at this time for being one of the few refineri... (more)
At sunset in Martinez, CA, a couple of teenagers using the Santa Fe right of way to get home seem oblivious to the danger coming up fast behind them. The engineer of 7412 West, a 199 train, is lea... (more)
In July 1995, SD75M No. 224 leads a hot Santa Fe 199 train on a tight right of way that sits between Suisun Bay and the Antioch downtown overlook. The 199 train was one of the hottest trains on th... (more)
Santa Fe 4023 West, a 199 train out of Chicago, crosses the SP's Valley Line at Stockton Tower.
Late in the day, a fast-moving 199 train decelerates into Antioch as it skirts Suisun Bay. The red paint on the four-axle Dash 8s still looks new.
F45 No. 5983 leads a Santa Fe 199 train across Muir Trestle late in the day, when the big hills southwest of the trestle are in dark shadow. In the consist are two recently delivered Dash 9s and a... (more)
38 years ago today, Santa Fe 5578 leads a westbound hotshot over the bridge just below Tehachapi Loop.
A hot 199 train rolls downgrade after passing through tunnel 3, the longest on the entire Santa Fe.