After a relatively dry winter, late March brought storms to Southern California. The San Gabriel mountains still have a good dusting of snow as an all-SD70M consist whines and hums its way around ... (more)
Two BNSF freights - a westbound manifest and an eastbound stack train throttle back as they begin their descents from Cajon Summit.
Climbing the steep south track, alternate SD70ACe's and SD70M's round the curve between Silverwood and Summit with an eastbound manifest, as a crew member walks back along the power's walkways.
Four BNSF GEVO's glow in the rich light of the evening sun as they lead a westbound manifest down Main 3.
A pair of ageing GP60's, with one still wearing Santa Fe colours, hitch a ride behind the four GEVO's powering an eastbound intermodal.
Heading east on trackage rights, a Union Pacific manifest passes the tail end of a westbound BNSF intermodal at Silverwood. The UP train will soon be able to accelerate for the short run to Barsto... (more)
Powerful forces... On a clear spring morning a westbound BNSF stack train helps to put into perspective the scale of the impressive geological features that characterise Cajon Pass.
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Standing at Cajon Summit means that you rarely have to wait long before the blast of a horn alerts you to an approaching westbound. A BNSF GEVO and two DASH-9's have announced their imminent arriv... (more)
Four Union Pacific SD70's whine their way up and around Sullivan's Curve with a train loaded with maintenance of way equipment.
Four GEVO's - BNSF's preferred lash-up through Cajon for a heavy train of double-stacks, work flat out as they climb through CP Walker.
A DASH-8 and an SD90MAC (that never was) lead an empty UP ballast train north up the Palmdale cut-off.
An interesting UP consist on a heavy mixed drag provides some welcome variety to the parade of BNSF intermodals through the cross-overs at CP Walker.
A westbound intermodal is assisted down through Cajon Pass by a Union Pacific GEVO DPU; the heat from its dynamic breaking effort warming the early morning air.
BNSF 7450 leads its eastbound hot shot through Hesperia on a cold and windy morning in the Mojave Desert.
BNSF's Barstow to Kaiser yard manifest works west through Hesperia.