After engine failure in Kansas City, the Southwest Chief suffered a 4 hour delay as BNSF gathered up a Dash-9 from their yard to help lend in a hand in continuing the journey westward. Here is the... (more)
A trio of GEs chug up the grade at a crawl as they approach the crest at Ash Hill. This train was the first of a parade of four westbounds spanning to Amboy, with the last train being five light e... (more)
Two Norfolk Southern locomotives charge their way toward Los Angeles on point of the BNSF portion of the New York, NY to Los Angeles, CA intermodal train.
A tardy westbound Southwest Chief maneuvers its way down Main #2 as passengers get a daylight view of the Cajon Pass.
After a long hot day in the desert, the crew of the Cadiz local shuttles back to Barstow light power as the setting sun squeezes one final minute of direct light upon the rails.
A duo of foreign Norfolk Southern motors provide the horsepower needed to help navigate the twists and grades of the BNSF Needles Subdivision as temperatures reach well over 100 degrees across the... (more)
The Warbonnet train makes a stop in Buena Park to allow the Barstow crew whose nearly dead on hours to swap out with a fresh LA crew for the final few miles to Commerce.
This Pearland, TX to Los Angeles, CA intermodal crests over Summit, making the first downhill curve to begin its descent into the pass. It was nearly 100 degrees here at Summit as a summer heat wa... (more)
After a lengthy crew change in Buena Park, the Warbonnet led intermodal gains momentum as it travels its final miles westward toward Commerce.
The Warbonnet Makes a Return - The classic Santa Fe paint scheme makes a return to the Cajon Pass on point of this Texas to California intermodal, guiding 48 loaded cars down Main #3. The c... (more)
Final Stop for Santa Paula - The Filmore & Western Railway makes one final arrival into Santa Paula as railfans and locals alike gather to watch this final sight. After many years of shuttl... (more)
Final Sunset Run - It is the last run to Santa Paula ever for the Filmore & Western Railway. After the many years of operation, the sold out train marks the last day of operations under its... (more)
The 'Super' Chief - A tardy westbound Southwest Chief pulls through Santa Fe Springs, with one half of the train only being 11 hours late, while the other half is over 35 hours late. This c... (more)
California Surfin' - The marine layer has burned off for the last few hours of daylight as a northbound Pacific Surfliner bound for San Luis Obispo crosses the magnificent Gaviota trestle. ... (more)
Protecting The Movement A throwback to the early 70s as engineer Gilman takes the controls of a nearly mint condition looking FP45 locomotive, guided by his conductor, in a simulated yard s... (more)