Departing Union Pacific’s West Colton Yard for Portland, Oregon, is train MWCPT-17. This train is almost all on the railroad’s Mojave Sub (the former Southern Pacific Palmdale Cutoff, built over ... (more)
After setting out cars for MWCLI, a yard job returns west towards the classification yard with an extra unit in consist.
4 SD40-2 rebuilds get headroom on the east end of West Colton Yard on a hot afternoon.
Several sets of power for yard jobs and outbound freights await their next move at the east end of West Colton Yard.
SP "SD45" 8584 leads two UP SD60Ms through West Colton Yard on a rainy winter day. An MofW crews looks on, taking a brief break from pumping floodwater out of low-lying areas of the yar... (more)
The YWC27R yard crew brings a manifest out to the Departure Yard as three other manifests prepare to depart.
Several outbounds await their slot out of West Colton Yard. From left to right MWCFR, MWCEC, and LOQ32 (Kaiser Hauler) are seen. That genset in the foreground would later lead LOQ32.
West Colton is a busy place on this day, as a yard job shoves a train back into the yard and the outbound MWCFR prepares to depart for Fresno.
While 2 SD40N's work the yard, some SD60M's (on the far left) prepare to lead a train east.
After the sunsets, the outbound crew gets on the a manifest heading to Arden, NV with the Southern Pacific Heritage locomotive leads it.
A wild set of road power heads to its train at West Colton yard.
UP 8147 slowly pulls out of the yard while in the background we see the UP storage deadline and BNSF MWCLBAR "Wicklebar" transfer job to Barstow Yard
UP power is serviced at West Colton. Former SDP45 2768 is even in the mix.