In November '88, prior to ordering a batch of wide cab EMD GP60M's with desk top controls, a first for Santa Fe, the railway borrowed an CN wide cab SD60F with desk top controls for demonstration... (more)
SP 9368 leads an eastbound manifest down Cajon Pass.
Found a 'before' photo when the newly repaired and cosmetically restored steam locomotive found her new home in the Modesto Amtrak Station as her display area was being worked on progressing as th... (more)
A quartet of 45T-2's are leading an eastbound train climbing the Tehachapi grade at Woodford.
The Coast Starlight heads north in the shadow of Mount Shasta. When the diner goes by there will be a nice whiff of breakfast.
Stopped by an emergency brake application, a westbound manifest on the Shasta Route cools its heels in the Butte Valley.
California poppies cover the Tehachapi foothills in the background and around the Union Pacific mainline here between tunnels 7 and 8, under the darkened skies that are minutes from unleashing fur... (more)
On a perfect spring afternoon in the lower Tehachapi foothills, a north bound BNSF auto rack train navigates down the west curves of the Caliente Canyon, along side the winding creek. The train is... (more)
Following the Truckee River westbound from Reno, a Union Pacific Mixed Manifest is just outside of the Town of Truckee. Ahead waits the real climb to the Summit at Norden.
Pacific Rail Society's "Desert Scout" excursion awaits its return to Los Angeles while passengers check out the former Harvey House.
A westbound Metrolink train rolls into Burbank, CA at the Bob Hope Station.
Back in the late eighties, early nineties. Santa Fe was really sold on the concept of B truck locomotives. The idea was with light hot shot trains, could really get up and fly. That I can't not ar... (more)
SP SD70M 9822 with UP SD40-2 3646 and UP SD60M 6225 at Caliente, Tehachapi Creek, CA.
BNSF 4931 heading east with units ES44DC 7822, C44-9W 672 and C44-9W 4523 at Minneola, California.