Running 13 hours behind schedule due to mechanical issues in Colorado, Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief approaches Barstow to perform its station stop, on May 10, 2021.
V-BLUSBD pulls into Barstow with a pair of NS units on the head end.
The big news on the Union Pacific back in the Summer of 1984 was the reactivation of most of their Centennial fleet of DDA40X "double diesels".
Near the very end of their short lived return to se... (more)
Santa Fe GP38 3504 rolled out of the General Motors Electro-Motive Division factory in McCook* IL in June 1970, wearing the ATSF’s attractive blue and yellow "pinstripe" scheme. This Ge... (more)
Eleven-year-old ES44AC 6233 is among a number of locomotives receiving some TLC at the BNSF’s Barstow Locomotive Shops. (Barstow, California – February 16, 2018). Photographed on railroad prop... (more)
History at Barstow For the first time in history, an active 4000' class steam locomotive calls on the original, 1911-built Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway passenger station/Harvey House,... (more)
BNSF 6437 west leads a grain train past Byron Mill Rd crossing just east of Oro Grande on a clear afternoon.
Santa Fe 1232 and Santa Fe 30 at the Barstow diesel shops.
Santa Fe Railway’s Topeka shops built Baggage Car 3922 in 1958, and in 1970 it was one of ten Baggage Cars to be rebuilt into Steam Generator Cars in order to provide steam when steam line-equippe... (more)
In 1972, Seaboard Coast Line, Frisco and the Santa Fe operated a special promotional train from Richmond, California, to Richmond, Virginia to promote improved transcontinental service, thanks to ... (more)
BNSF 6286 leads a Riverbank to Los Angeles JB Hunt reposition move off the Mojave Sub at Hutt.
The EMD FP45 passenger service locomotive # 95 (built as # 105 in 1967) of the "Santa Fe" with 3600 hp looks a bit rusty and worn out now, but is still a very impressive and good looking... (more)
It's more then 6 years now, since I was standing on the hill, early on a beautiful, clear and rather cold sunday morning, looking down to this huge yard in Barstow. Together with two friends, I wa... (more)
BNSF 7998 leads the HBARBAK through East Hinkley siding