Santa Fe 5205 West roars up the steep grade on the eastern slope of Tehachapi Pass. Compared to the 30+ miles it takes for eastbounds to reach the summit of the mountain, trains coming west reach ... (more)
Four-axle Santa Fe EMDs bring a long string of loaded tank cars through Christie, CA.
2016 was a good year for me on Donner. In fact, it had been the first time I was able to shoot Winter there since 2010. We had a lot of trains, a lot of snow and heck the rotary even came out for ... (more)
UP 8904 is eastbound at Troy, CA during a brief break in the heavy snowfall.
UP 580 works on some light snow heading east just west of the crossing at Soda Springs, CA.
Six 4-axle units pound up the steep grade between Bena and Sandcut. From here it's all downhill to Bakersfield.
SP 9809 snakes through the rails at Cable, CA on the UP Mojave sub.
A lazy Sunday afternoon at the Orange Empire Railway museum in Perris, CA finds recently restored Santa Fe FP45 #108 looking great as the motive power for the last pumpkin train of the season. Par... (more)
A hot shot intermodal train races down Goffs Hill, through Arrowhead Jct, as it prepares to overtake a stack train at Ibis before reaching the crew's final destination of Needles, Calif.
Early on a Saturday morning, a hot 991 train rolls off the summit in Franklin Canyon as it negotiates an S-curve at Glen Frazer, CA.
Santa Fe 5960 West attacks the eastern slope of Ash Hill. In a couple of miles, the train will reach what used to be known as "Squaw Summit." That's what SP called it when they built thi... (more)
Charging South Along the Coast. Beefed up to nine cars to support the increase of holiday travelers for the Thanksgiving rush, Amtrak 774 skirts the coast through the Carpinteria Nature Pre... (more)
Surprise! It's Time For A Test. As Amtrak 768 banks around the corner on its departure from Oxnard in the early morning light, a Union Pacific trainmaster has his eyes peeled to make sure a... (more)
Looking down a tangent with tunnel 3 at our backs, Santa Fe 5963 West roars around the corner with a hot piggyback train in tow. The cowl on the point dawns the red, yellow, and black paint scheme... (more)
A UP SD40-2 hauls a Plasser Welder north up the Mojave Sub while a BNSF intermodal heads west on the Cajon Sub. UP 3566 has since been rebuilt as SD40N 1832.