Near sunset, Amtrak 353 East, a San Joaquin train, passes rail-laying equipment at the east end of Knightsen. Contractors are installing a second main track between Bixler (just west of Orwood) an... (more)
At dusk, Santa Fe 237 East idles in the siding and meets a westbound at Knightsen. If you look closely, you can see one of the illuminated dials in 237's cab.
Two big machines work in tandem: one for laying concrete ties, the other, for laying welded rail. The crew here is adding a second main track between Knightsen and Oakley, CA, on Santa Fe's Stockt... (more)
An eastbound San Joaquin rips through Knightsen at 79 mph with a UP Pittsburg Local idling in the long siding. Note the slightly different paint schemes on the two UP GP15-1s.
Late in the afternoon, Santa Fe 547 East passes the big, new house at Knightsen, CA. Knightsen has grown considerably since this photo was taken, which is true of most places within striking dista... (more)
After meeting a westbound, a Santa Fe freight revs up and accelerates out of the siding at Knightsen, CA.
Two freights are in the hole at Knightsen for Amtrak 265 West, a San Joaquin train out of Bakersfield. This 3-way meet represents three railroads: Amtrak, UP, and Santa Fe. UP's Pittsburg Local he... (more)
In the early afternoon, a "Pepsi Can" GE races eastward with a San Joaquin at Knightsen, CA.
We catch Santa Fe 237 East just as she begins to depart Knightsen after meeting two westbounds. This SD75M hasn't been on the property long, and this is likely her first eastbound voyage. Note tha... (more)
A westbound pig train passes MofW workers installing a second main track at Knightsen.
An eastbound San Joaquin passes a recently built country mansion at Knightsen.
With a new, shiny SD75M on the point, an eastbound intermodal train in the hole at Knightsen meets an opposing manifest at dusk.
Santa Fe, UPS and a crane company team up to get damaged UPS trailers stuffed with packages off the ground after a 991 train derailed several loads. Reported cause was a rail that simply turned on... (more)
An eastbound San Joaquin rips through Knightsen at 79 mph with a UP Pittsburg Local waiting in the siding.
A BNSF vehicle train flies west towards Richmond on the Stockton Sub on a warm February afternoon