Preparing Veterans For the Future. Tucked away in downtown Los Angeles, three BNSF GP60's and a Dash-8 look out of place sitting in Metrolink's Keller Yard. The four units are visiting the ... (more)
Black Widow Reflections. Catching a pocket a sunlight between runs out of Lebanon, LLW 5399 glistens on the point of its colorful Candy Cane Express train as it casts a reflection in a near... (more)
The Silver Splendor's Final Ride. It was a somber moment at Redondo Junction as many of us on the crew of Santa Fe 3751 watched an old friend - the private car "Silver Splendor" take its fi... (more)
With a load of happy children and their parents aboard, the last run of the Candy Cane Express for the day departs Lebanon for a trip down part of the Santiam Branch.
As if posed together on purpose, a Saint Louis & Southwestern (SSW) boxcar and ex-SSW 9674, now UP 1011, rest in the yard at Oxnard together a few days before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Banking out of the western portal of Tunnel 26, Amtrak 777 catches the last rays of sunlight as it passes the chard remains of the Rocky Peak Fire. Igniting on November 12 as the massive Woolsey F... (more)
Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight slows to a crawl as it passes through the siding at Moorpark on a cool, fall morning. While this train normally races through town as speeds above 60, today the... (more)
The Future Is Closer Than You Think. SCAX 800 looks sharp in Keller Yard as one of the commuter rail agency's newest locomotives, an EMD F125, sits a stone's toss away on the same track.
Bathing In The Morning Light. As the helicopters of the Los Angeles Police Department catch the first rays of sunlight, Metrolink's sole F40PH sits below in Keller yard ready for another da... (more)
Riding Off Into The Sunset. One of my last quality shots of an F59PHI on the Pacific Surfliners comes in the form of AMTK 458 leading Amtrak 777 north out of Simi Valley with some dramatic ... (more)
Redondo Junction Nose Study. Old meets new on a cold morning in Los Angeles. A pair of new SC-44 Chargers, soon bound for service on the Pacific Surfliner system, rest near the iconic ex-AT... (more)
Patiently waiting its next call to duty, UP 1011 (ex-SSW 9674) bathes in the afternoon light across from the Oxnard yard office. With the dwindling number of patched units roaming the Union Pacifi... (more)
About to duck under the passing shadow of a cloud, CDTX 2116 leads Amtrak 767 along the flat, straight track between Camarillo and Oxnard as it heads for its next station stop at the later.
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)