AMARILLO TX July 6 1986 — Santa Fe SD45u 5394 leads seven other locomotives westbound on the Transcon south of city center. This was the first Santa Fe painted in the Kodachrome scheme. The expe... (more)
As a couple of fishermen try their luck on the Old River, a westbound Santa Fe manifest approaches the lift bridge at Orwood. The west man is coming off a wooden trestle that connects Middle River... (more)
A westbound Santa Fe pig train negotiates the reverse curves in Clear Creek Ravine just west of tunnel 5. On the point is one of the railroad's recently "upgraded" SD45s.
On a beautiful morning in November 1993, Santa Fe 5386 West, crosses the concrete trestle at the edge of Suisun Bay in Antioch, CA. The train is a hot 189 train out of Chicago, and is headed for R... (more)
On a warm September afternoon at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, Santa Fe 5352 East leaves the sun behind as it ascends the pass.
As a westbound military extra with tanks and mobile cranes enters Crozier Canyon, an intermodal train exits in the opposite direction.
RIO PUERCO NM Sept 3 1983 -- Santa Fe SD45u 5328, SD45u 5360 and C30-7 8142 lead a mixed freight on an eastward trek across the Transcon.
WILLARD NM Sept 3 1983 -- Santa Fe SD45u 5358, SD40-2 5157 and two U-boats handle a COFC-TOFC train on the Transcon.
WELLINGTON KS May 2 1982 -- Santa Fe SD45u 5304 leaves the Wellington grain elevators in the distance as it traverses south-central Kansas on the Transcon.
FORT SUMNER NM Jan 22 1984 -- Santa Fe SD45u 5429 leads a mixed freight over U.S. 60 on its way to Fort Sumner and points east. Just to the right of the lead locomotive’s pilot the train last ca... (more)
ENCINO NM Sept 3 1983 -- Santa Fe SD45u 5432 leads a pig train on the Transcon.
This westbound unit seems to indicate that odd paint job wouldn't have held up and Cajon would be more boring so I'm happy SPSF never came off. Nice little interlude though.
Another eastbound, this one merchandise, assaults the grade to overcome Cajon Pass.
I got a shot of this beautiful machine on my very last trip to San Berdoo.