Six units area assisting SP's eastbound loaded "oil cans" through Acton , CA. Seven more units were leading this train for a total of THIRTEEN units.
An unusual seven units were leading SP's "Oil cans" eastbound through Acton, CA
Climbing through the upper reaches of Soledad Canyon, westbound Metrolink train #265 with a relatively new F125 for power makes good time through Acton on a warm sunny afternoon along the ex-SP Sa... (more)
Climbing out of Soledad Canyon to the town of Acton, is No. 14 the northbound Coast Starlight. Bridge replacement on the Coast Route has the Starlight rerouted through Solidad canyon, the Mojave d... (more)
It's not every day you get to see an EMD F125 at the head of a 10-car train almost entirely made up of retired Bombardier cabcars. Here we see SCAX 905, the first of Metrolink's new locomotives to... (more)
As the morning light spills over the hillsides and onto Acton, Santa Fe 3751 simmers quietly as steam pressure is built in the 1927 Baldwin for the dedication ceremony to officially mark the compl... (more)
New platforms at Vincent Grade……over the last year Metrolink has brought several upgrades to their trackage and facilities at Vincent Grade/Acton, the summit of the former Southern Pacific 'Saugus... (more)
Forced off its regular route through Cajon Pass due to a massive wildfire, the Union Pacific's Los Angeles to Denver Z train gains some rare mileage as it detours through Soledad Canyon on Metroli... (more)
With a coal-hauling diesel in the lead, Metrolink's last weekend train from Lancaster to Los Angeles passes through CP Quartz inside Soledad Canyon.
Having just crested Vincent Grade, a Metrolink to Lancaster begins the decent into Palmdale with an AC4400CW on its tail to lead on the trip back to LA.
A Lancaster train passes by an abandoned metal barn in the heart of Soledad Canyon. This is new Metrolink ROW. The original SP route was behind me here.
BNSF 5621 leads a eastbound Metrolink into the Action/Vincent Grade station with the Westbound ZLCLT in the siding.
Metrolink's rail train is trailed by a classy and borrowed Coast Rail Services caboose as it runs through Soledad Canyon.
Metrolink's rail train comes around an S curve to the west of Action with an once-in-a-lifetime consist of the ex MiRail F59, a Coast Rail SW10, and a Coast Rail GP9 (with crew quarters in the sho... (more)