Pausing in downtown San Diego, the Los Angeles based private cars "Overland Trail" and "Pacific Trail" cool their heels in front of the original, ATSF depot here prior to makin... (more)
Batting upgrade into Woodford, BNSF 8375 and five other units lug a solid train of M1-Abrams tanks up Tehachapi as the head-end approaches the old Southern Pacific water tower base - one of three ... (more)
It's not every day you get to see an ex-ATSF unit, a GP7 at that, sharing the same rails with today's Union Pacific railroad operations. As the skies begin to clear from the morning, costal overca... (more)
With rain in the forecast for later this evening, Santa Fe 3751 catches the last glimpses of light before they're buried in the clouds of a passing storm system. Despite a few downpours later that... (more)
Trailing on this morning's rotary move to Emigrant Gap, SPMW 209 catches the light as it passes the Auburn museum on its way up to the snow.
While some locals might have thought there was a fire in town after seeing a constant plume of smoke rise into the sky, the crew of this morning's LOL30 knew it was one of their aging GP's. Having... (more)
Over 8,000 tones of worn Abrams tanks are seen being slugged upgrade into Woodford on a warm afternoon on Tehachapi. Making a somewhat rare appearance on a DODX train, two mid-train DPU's can be s... (more)
Working off the Santa Maria Valley floor on a hazy afternoon, UP 3999, giving the appearance of an SD60M with no slanted radiators and a small company patch on the nose, leads the LOF66-16 south a... (more)
Curving to the east at Betteravia Junction, BUGX 1322's train of 29 cars can be seen in its entirety as it makes the most of the 10mph speed limit. Built in 1952 for the Santa Fe, this 65-year-old... (more)
With the conductor on the ground flagging the crossing, BUGX 1322 leads its nine car train toward the Black Road grade crossing and past an aging barn as it heads for Osborn Yard. Once there, the ... (more)
In a scene that takes place twice a week, Union Pacific's northbound LOF67 skirts the Pacific Ocean at Emma Wood State Beach as it leaves Ventura behind for its trip up the coast to Guadalupe, Cal... (more)
A veteran of the Central Valley's gran facilities, MJRX 2013 continues its service at Kings Park as it idles quietly with a pair of hoppers.
Passing the 'deadline' of Metrolink F125's and group of ex-ATSF "Super Fleet" Dash-9's at Metrolink's Keller Yard, an inbound Metrolink train curves the final mile into downtown Los Ange... (more)
Racing the setting sun, Amtrak's southbound Coast Starlight approaches the sweeping curve at Camarillo as it nears the one hour mark from its final destination of Los Angeles Union Station.
Highballing Hanford on signal indication, AMTK 84 leads this afternoon's edition of Amtrak 719 west out of the depot as palm trees nearby continue to bear the brunt of a passing wind storm.