A north bound BNSF hotshot rolls past the "S" curve at Sandcut after finishing it's long desent down the Tehachapi Pass. Bakersfield is it's next major town and it is almost straight running with... (more)
I climbed the cliffs next to Bena Road for this overhead photo. I am just past the "Bena Bridge" in the early morning. This south bound offers a nice touch with the KCS unit and the 9-44CW still... (more)
Southbound train is heading into Collier Yard where he will meet Q-400 and F-778(?).
UP 5368 South tied up the south track at Caliente for most of the daylight hours after breaking the coupler on the trailing locomotive in the consist. Turns out helper unit #5325 was not working ... (more)
Tied down, shut down, but looking great in the afternoon sun as amber waves of grain do just that.
A big surprise to me as I saw this blue beast leading a freight through Newport. Nice to see a pair of DME locomotives, especially the Mount Rushmore engine. The train looked great in the sweet ... (more)
Southbound passing the old RF&P signal.......its replacement is lying on the ground nearby.
Passing the HN tower and a track maintainer.....who barely even gave this train a second look.
Thankfully the train was stopped in the station.......but it could have been unfortunate. People cut in front of trains every day. I am glad that I have not witnessed a collision yet. It might be... (more)
Posed for success on an L&N bridge.
A S/B I-modal passes the old searchlight signals in Rockwood. These signals may be replaced in the near future, shoot 'em while you can!
A freshly painted road slug set sits on the ready track at the old RF&P diesel shop along with a pair of SD-40-2s. A treat for the eyes with no widecabs around!
A brilliant spring day prompted us to head south to find some action on the old N&W west of Petersburg. Eastbounds were plentiful, but only a few Westbounds to harness the sunlight!