The 741 Job returns through Lawndale after swapping cars at Chevron with a pair of GP60M rebuilds.
With early afternoon high sun finally starting to wane I headed out for my lunchtime non-Summer standby, BNSF's First Watson, which while a yard job, runs from Wilmington California to Torrance Ca... (more)
The First Watson is smaller than a tree.
With early afternoon high sun finally starting to wane I headed out for my lunchtime non-Summer standby, BNSF's First Watson, which while a yard job, ru... (more)
The First Watson heads upgrade through Lawndale with a standard cab leader.
The First Watson crests Monoco Hill on a beautiful Southern California end of winter day.
After picking up 3 day's worth of traffic at El Segundo, 741 heads south with a new GP60M-3 rebuild leading a tattered ATSF GP60M.
This was the first normal job BNSF was able to run up to El Segundo and back following a derailment in the yard of some propane cars five days earlier.
An ex-ATSF GP60 with a unique rebuilt cab leads the 741 local up Monaco Hill.
The 741 local notches up through Lawndale with a long train as a young local resident keenly observes their passage.
The 1st Watson charges upgrade out of El Segundo with LPG loads for the return trip to Watson Yard.
The first Watson has been pulling long loaded trains of propane out of the Chevron refinery in El Segundo lately. This train was 21 cars long and crested the hill with power that made it look like... (more)
A warbonnet GP60M slips between the winter shadows as it leads Y-WAT104 on its return trip from El Segundo.
The 741 Relief Job, filling in for the First Watson, has three Santa Fe engines on this day as it works hard climbing the grade with about 25 loaded propane cars from Chevron.
For railroad photography, it's hard to beat the nose of a warbonnet! Y-WAT104 heads south (railroad-west) through Lawndale with over 10,000 horsepower of ATSF GP60 variants.
The First Watson has been running some long trains of loaded propane as the winter cold sets in. Here the train crests Monoco Hill, working a bit harder than usual.