Santa Fe 2924 West roars uphill though the narrow approach to tunnel 3 in Franklin Canyon. Until the mid-1980s, Santa Fe used nothing but 4-axle EMDs north of Bakersfield, CA.
As the evening shadows engulf the low reaches of Franklin Canyon, Santa Fe 2906 West drops down from the summit through Christie.
Santa Fe GP35u No. 2946 steps lightly over a visible "bump" in the rail on the pass east of Stockton Tower. The man on the ground is helping the engineer to navigate this nasty vertical ... (more)
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)
A westbound Santa Fe manifest rolls through Pinole, CA, with classic two-story houses on all sides. Exiting Franklin Canyon, the train will briefly skirt Suisun Bay and SP's Cal-P line before head... (more)