Southern Pacific train 51, the San Joaquin, is seen at Bakersfield California in 1934. Otto Conrad Perry photo, from my collection.
Through The Fields Of Bakersfield. On the scorching hot afternoon of July 23, 2020, Amtrak/Amtrak California Train 719 is seen underway on the 6 hour northbound run to Oakland, California. ... (more)
Five Santa Fe Alco S4s sit by the roads Roundhouse in September 1976 these units lasted a while longer because i got to see them again in Chicago in 1979
Southern Pacific 7560 and Conrail 6606 idle in the Bakersfield diesel service a few days after Thanksgiving.
A dark and quiet Sunday night is brought to life by BNSF Southbound train H FRSBAR.
The city lights of Bakersfield silhouette the cut at Sandcut as the EOT of a Northbound UP train rounds the last curve of the Tehachapi Pass, before reaching Bakersfield.
Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern 2089 sits with San Joaquin Valley Railroad engines 3002, 2082, 2164 and 3517 next to the BNSF yard in Bakersfield. It is unfortunate how these engines are tagged by va... (more)
Rays from the setting sun find a few leaks in the cloud cover as BNSF 5960 makes it's way through Sandcut.
SJVR 3533 at Bakersfield.
Tucked away in the house track at Saco, is UP 6399 with the EC-4.
Santa Fe bought 40 EMD F45s in mid-1968, mostly for freight service, although the last 20 had steam lines and could be found pulling passenger trains for a few years too. An F45 is essentially a c... (more)
UP 2002 arriving at Bakersfield with the MBKBK.
UP 2002 and 1979 team up on a southbound MBKBK as it nears Bakersfield.
Old ATSF Roundhouse at Bakersfield, as seen from the backside
The southbound "Fresno Hauler" MFRWC (Manifest, Fresno-West Colton) heads out of Bakersfield, just beginning their climb of Tehachapi Pass.