On another smokey morning in Summerland, SPMW 5486 sits on the rear of Union Pacific's fire train as it waits - poised to jump into action at a moment's notice to defend the right-of-way against t... (more)
Snaking Down Cuesta. As the Blue Cut fire continues to ravage Cajon Pass some 250 miles away, UP 7373 leads the detouring QWCRVB downgrade off the Gold Tree horseshoe curve and toward the S... (more)
The Fire Train Stands By. Sitting beneath the smoke filled sky as the Thomas Fire goes on its ninth day of burning in Southern California, UP 546 and two original SP fire train water cars... (more)
Bringing up the rear of this afternoon's Murder Mystery Lunch Train, FWRY 100 crosses an original Southern Pacific bridge on its way to Piru before it leads the return trip back to Fillmore.
Making its final approach to the Loose Caboose Christmas Tree Farm, FWRY 100 looks sharp in the mid-afternoon light as it leads the westbound 2PM train toward its destination. Once there, passenge... (more)
Crossing the 1902-built steel truss that spans part of the Santa Clarita riverbed, FWRY 100 leads the 2PM edition of the Christmas Tree Train west out of Fillmore with a final destination at the L... (more)
Making its way across the dry Santa Clarita riverbed, FWRY 3051 leads the 10AM Christmas Tree Train back toward Fillmore as a DC-10 firefighting aircraft banks to the east and prepares to make a r... (more)
The Battle Rages On - Thomas Fire, Day 6. As the Fillmore & Western Railway's first westbound train since the start of the now 155,000-acre Thomas Fire trundles along as part of the 10AM C... (more)
With the afternoon lunch train a success, the F-unit sandwiched train pauses in Fillmore as the crew prepares for the evening's run of the dinner train.
As the sun quickly heads for the horizon to bring another short, December day to a close, FWRY 100 leads the afternoon's run of the "Murder Mystery" lunch train back to Fillmore as it pa... (more)
Passing through the newly planted orchards just east of the town of Fillmore, FWRY 100 leads this afternoon's edition of the "Murder Mystery" home following a pleasant trip to Piru.
Pausing for a stop at Bennett's Honey Farm in Buckhorn, FWRY 100 waits patiently on the point of this afternoon's "Murder Mystery" lunch train during the return trip to Fillmore. For thi... (more)
Through the smoke and flames. Tip-toeing toward the MP 387.9 grade crossing, with an XH to have its train's conductor come out and flag due to power outages, Amtrak 761 crawls through Fair... (more)
Fire, Water and the Pacific Surfliner. Hurrying past the ever growing the Thomas Fire, Amtrak 769 passes through Seacliff as it heads north for its next station stop of Carpinteria. Later ... (more)
As smoke from the raging Thomas Fire fills the sky, UP 9906 leads a rail train south out of Carpinteria for Seacliff where it will meet Amtrak 769 before continuing on to Oxnard. The sun, trying i... (more)