Santa Fe train number 73 is departing San Diego California with six cars in 1933. Otto's speed estimate was 30 MPH. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.
Kansas Prairie Dawn. Just minutes after sunrise, an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe local makes its way across the Kansas prairie east of Abilene, with a few passengers, some small freight item... (more)
After a weekend of delighting crowds at Los Angeles Union Station for Trainfest 2023 and then delighting a number of photographers on the turntable at Redondo Junction, 3751 begins to make the fin... (more)
When Eras Collide - As the sun rises upon Downtown LA, the 1927 built ATSF 3751 begins its two mile shove movement along the Los Angeles River from Amtrak's north yard to Union Station for the 202... (more)
It is 18:38 (6:38 pm) and the Los Angeles Union Station Train Festival 2023 has been closed for 38 minutes. And with the sun due to set at 19:07 (7:07 pm), and rumors of Atchison Topeka & Santa F... (more)
Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 4-8-4 3751 has just arrived at Los Angeles Union Station to spend the weekend on display at Los Angeles Union Station Train Festival 2023. As usual, this steam ... (more)
The stars of Los Angeles Union Station's Train Fest 2023 - ATSF 5704 and ATSF 3751 - face each other in the morning light on Track 15 as they prepare to be admired by thousands over the course of ... (more)
Southern Pacific 4-8-8-2 number 4190 heads east with SP 3rd 824, a 76 car freight, at Los Angeles California in 1940. Otto Perry photo, from my collection.
SP cab-forward 4135 leads 61 cars westbound at 10 MPH, after exiting a snowshed in the vicinity of Donner Pass, on August 4th 1935. Otto Conrad Perry photo, from my collection.
SP Daylight, 2nd 99, is seen at the Third & Townsend Street station in San Francisco California on July 26th 1939. Otto Conrad Perry photo, from my collection.
SP cab-forward 4119 leads The Owl, SP 2nd 26, at Los Angeles California on May 4th 1934. Otto Conrad Perry photo, from my collection.
AT&SF train number 74 is seen leaving Los Angeles California in 1934. ATSF 4-6-2 1342 is sporting some unusual looking marker light brackets as it leads three cars at 15 MPH. Otto Conrad Perry pho... (more)
Pacific Coast 2-8-0 number 106 leads five cars northbound at 25 MPH on the narrow gauge line near Santa Maria California in 1938. Otto Conrad Perry photo, from my collection.
#261 made a trip without diesel assist to the museum in Duluth and is now heading back to Minneapolis. The frigid summer temps were most welcomed.
With the spectacular Maluti Mountains as the backdrop, Sandstone Estate's class NGG16 - No.113 - slowly trundles past a field of cosmos en route to Hoekfontein.