Another Job Well DoneIt takes a lot of volunteers to keep a steam locomotive operational, and following a successful weekend at Fullerton Railroad Days, Santa Fe 3751's caretakers g... (more)
Four Disparate LocomotivesFollowing the closing on Sunday, May 1st, 2016, of Fullerton, California's, annual Railroad Days celebration, the four mainline display pieces were coupled... (more)
If We're The Same Age ... Why Do I Look So Much Older?Disneyland Railroad 4-4-0 #1, the "C.K. Holliday," was constructed by the Walt Disney Studio in 1954 and entered service on the... (more)
Obvious HeritageMKMX SD45 5373 and Santa Fe SD40-2 5052 switch out some cars in Fullerton, California, on December 1st, 1997. The Morrison-Knudsen engine was built as ATSF 5621, an... (more)
One Month OldThe rising sun illuminates Union Pacific SD70ACe 9004 at the railroad's Dolores Yard (in Carson, California) on April 25th, 2016. Built by EMD in Mexico in March 2016,... (more)
End of the Month ... And End of the LineOn the inaugural run of Southern Pacific's Coast Daylight #99, on March 21st, 1937, the fireman was M. J. Crowley. Thirty-seven years... (more)
The Endless American PrairieThe American prairie is a vast, flat expanse. Heading east across these plains under a cloudless azure sky is a Missouri Pacific freight train, led by S... (more)
Dress BluesIdling in Horace, Kansas, on August 22nd, 1980, are a pair of Missouri Pacific engines: SD40-2 3204 and SD40 3030.
A Forty-Two-Year-Old Mystery Solved!Ever since stumbling upon a pair of New York Metropolitan Transit Authority R32 subway cars in Los Angeles back in February 1974, I'd wondered wh... (more)
Super Bowl BoundOn a stormy January 30th, 1988, a four-car Santa Fe officers' special rushes south across the San Luis Rey River Bridge at the river's mouth (where it empties into t... (more)
"Big Jacks" Heading for Cajon ... And RetirementOn a bright April 1980 day, an eastbound Union Pacific freight climbs out of San Bernardino as it approaches the steep grades of Cajo... (more)
Back When Permission to Visit Was RoutineIn Seattle, Washington, the Burlington Northern's main locomotive facility was Interbay, just north of downtown. In September 1991, BN SD40... (more)
Eastbound is NorthboundAn eastbound Southern Pacific freight heads north on the railroad's East Valley Line, passing through the small town of Sheridan, California. Led by a trio o... (more)
The Builder's Plate Calls 'Em Dash 8-40BP, Not P40DCAmtrak San Diegan #574 departs from Santa Ana, California, in November 1993. Leading this San Diego-bound train is Amtrak... (more)
U-Boat at SummitAn eastbound Santa Fe freight, led by U33C 8767 and a quartet of GP35s, crests the summit of southern California's Cajon Pass in March 1979.