As shadows start to envelope the deeper reaches of Franklin Canyon, a super-hot 199 train roars uphill toward Glen Frazer. In the distance, Mount Diablo still basks in full summer sunshine. Before... (more)
After sundown, with a pair of grain hoppers sitting in the set-out track, Santa Fe 3549 West roars past headed for the summit and Richmond beyond. It's rare to see a GP38 in these parts, as 4-axle... (more)
Early on a fall morning, a 5899 train headed for Richmond, CA, meets an eastbound in the hole at Glen Frazer. The conductor on the rear platform of his caboose can clearly hear the 589 approaching... (more)
A cupola caboose punctuates the end of the Santa Fe 199 train at Glen Frazer, CA. The train's power is already rumbling up the grade inside tunnel. In just a few short months, cabooses will be gon... (more)
Early on a Saturday morning, a hot 991 train rolls off the summit in Franklin Canyon as it negotiates an S-curve at Glen Frazer, CA.
Looking down a tangent with tunnel 3 at our backs, Santa Fe 5963 West roars around the corner with a hot piggyback train in tow. The cowl on the point dawns the red, yellow, and black paint scheme... (more)
An ultra-long intermodal train wends its way through Franklin Canyon as it climbs a 1.0 percent grade. The train is heading west toward Richmond, where it will terminate. The next obstacle is tunn... (more)
Santa Fe 5832 West, a hot 199 train, roars through a super-elevated curve at Glen Frazer as it fights a 1.0 percent grade. The high-priority pig train is moments away from entering tunnel 3, insid... (more)
In the mid-afternoon, a Santa Fe 189 train rounds the curve at Glen Frazer that leads to tunnel 3, the longest on the entire Santa Fe system. In the lead is an SD40-2 still wearing the paint schem... (more)
Talk about your super elevation in Franklin Canyon at Glen Frazer....one of my favorites spots in California. Where the Santa Fe passenger trains must have been quite a site with five or six cover... (more)
Near sunset in the Coast Range, four Geeps roar up the 1.0 percent grade of Franklin Canyon with a westbound intermodal train out of south Texas.
A hot 189 train rounds the final curve at Glen Frazer and heads for tunnel 3, the longest on the Santa Fe.
The BN duo that has been hanging around Richmond for the past several weeks, heads east through Franklin Canyon.
An intermodal train out of Houston roars past the east switch at Glen Frazer with a trio of Dash 8s for power.
SD40-2 5100 leads a 199 train early on an August afternoon at the east switch of Glen Frazer.