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In the "Great" State of California
What California is known for. Fires, droughts, weed, and people waving rainbow flags. Yah. Great place alright. At least the trains are nice.
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Photo ID: 680589

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)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP30u
Location: Eric, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5205
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 1985


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Dec 13, 2018

Views: 1,307
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 680588

Four-axle Santa Fe EMDs bring a long string of loaded tank cars through Christie, CA.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP30u
Location: Christie, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 2713
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 27, 1984


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Dec 13, 2018

Views: 1,004
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 680561

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)

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 602
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 13, 2016


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By: raylewis

Added: Dec 13, 2018

People's Choice 4

Views: 8,377
Comments: 6

Favorited: 41
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Photo ID: 680560

UP 8904 is eastbound at Troy, CA during a brief break in the heavy snowfall.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70ACe
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 8904
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 12, 2016


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By: raylewis

Added: Dec 13, 2018

Views: 1,397
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 680559

UP 580 works on some light snow heading east just west of the crossing at Soda Springs, CA.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD GP38-2
Location: Soda Springs, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 580
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March 11, 2016


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By: raylewis

Added: Dec 13, 2018

Views: 1,835
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Favorited: 16


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Photo ID: 680552

Six 4-axle units pound up the steep grade between Bena and Sandcut. From here it's all downhill to Bakersfield.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD GP35u
Location: Sandcut, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 2885
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1984


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Dec 13, 2018

Views: 874
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Favorited: 9
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Photo ID: 680477

SP 9809 snakes through the rails at Cable, CA on the UP Mojave sub.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD70M
Location: Cable, California, USA
Locomotive #: SP 9809
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 13, 1999


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By: raylewis

Added: Dec 12, 2018

Views: 3,384
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Favorited: 25
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Photo ID: 680440

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)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD FP45
Location: Perris, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 108
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 28, 2018


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By: J. W. Husband

Added: Dec 12, 2018

Views: 3,614
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Favorited: 13
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Photo ID: 680416

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.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Arrowhead Junction, California, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4007
Train ID: Z SBDWSP9 11L
Photo Date: December 11, 2018


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By: David Carballido-Jeans

Added: Dec 11, 2018

Screener's Choice
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People's Choice 1

Views: 8,180
Comments: 3

Favorited: 39

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Photo ID: 680403

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.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD SD45-2
Location: Glen Frazer, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5681
Train ID: ATSF 991
Photo Date: March 09, 1985


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Dec 11, 2018

Views: 1,007
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Favorited: 8


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Photo ID: 680330

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)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Ash Hill, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5960
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: March, 1984


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Dec 10, 2018

Views: 1,573
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Favorited: 11
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Photo ID: 680280

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)

Railroad: Amtrak California
Locomotive: Siemens SC-44
Location: Carpinteria, California, USA
Locomotive #: CDTX 2113
Train ID: AMT774-25
Photo Date: November 25, 2018


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Dec 10, 2018

Views: 2,792
Comments: 1

Favorited: 15

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Photo ID: 680279

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)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: Cab Car
Location: Oxnard, California, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 6900
Train ID: AMT768-23
Photo Date: November 23, 2018


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By: Alex Gillman

Added: Dec 10, 2018

Views: 4,342
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Favorited: 4

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Photo ID: 680072

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)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F45
Location: Glen Frazer, California, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 5963
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: June, 1985


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By: Steve Schmollinger

Added: Dec 08, 2018

Views: 1,448
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Favorited: 12
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Photo ID: 679829

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.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD SD40-2
Location: Cajon Pass, California, USA
Locomotive #: UP 3566
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: April, 2005


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By: Robert Pisani

Added: Dec 06, 2018

Views: 1,841
Comments: 0

Favorited: 4
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