Painted in Southern Pacific Santa Fe merger “Kodachrome” colors, Santa Fe EMD SD40-2 No. 5107, leads the railroad’s 879 train through Collier, California, on March 1, 1987.
A westbound freight that has dropped off most of its loads east of here rounds a curve into a cut between Christie and Collier on Franklin Canyon's west side.
Five rebuilt GP30s and 35s roll downhill through the west side of Franklin Canyon with a monster-sized pig train. In the center of the photo is Union 76's carbon plant. The train is headed for Ric... (more)
On a beautiful spring afternoon in 1985, Santa Fe 2963 West heads downhill through the sweeping curve just west of Collier in Franklin Canyon. Four-axle power still rules on some manifests such as... (more)
Santa Fe 2895 West is on the last leg of its journey to Richmond as it approaches Collier, CA.
The late Roger Puta's slide was scanned and posted by Marty Bernard.
The train is the Pinole Local. Slide scanned and posted by Marty Bernard.
A 991 train leaves Suisuin Bay in the distance as it enters Franklin Canyon.
BNSF 5353 brings a hot Z train across the Highway 4 bridge while a stack train waits in the hole at Collier. Throw in another Z train in front of this guy and you have yourself a busy day along th... (more)
The face of Collier has changed recently. A new radio antenna, new signals, yet the beautiful hills through Franklin Canyon remain unchanged.
Sounding like the old days, an SD40-2/GP50 duo leads the RICRIC eastbound at Collier.
The first of October brings us an awesome lashup on an Eastbound Richmond to Barstow hauler, which is running almost twelve hours late, and is only 10 miles out of the originating location! Four D... (more)
A long winter of rain has paid off with a reward of green spring hills and wild flowers in Franklin Canyon.
Climbing thru Collier heading into Franklin Canyon
A nice clean Warbonnet sits on the mainline awaiting the arrival of an Eastbound, with an old US&S searchlight signal protecting West Siding Switch Collier.