It is another smoggy day in the Los Angeles basin as SP 8732 leads an eastbound manifest train through the many reverse curves located in San Timoteo Canyon on Banning Pass. Note the hobo riding ... (more)
SP 8732 leads an eastbound manifest train out of the smog filled Los Angeles basin and into the mouth of the San Timoteo Canyon.
The engineer on the SP 9217 slowly begins to bring his train eastward out of the West Colton yard, and then head west up the Palmdale Cutoff over Cajon Pass.
UP 1227 sits next to four Southern Pacific rotaries in the Roseville yard.
SP 4449 blasts through the City of Industry with the eastbound Louisiana World's Fair Daylight destined for New Orleans.
Santa Fe's classic signals stand guard at the west Summit on Cajon Pass.
Today at Cajon Summit, with the addition of the third BNSF track, it is much easier to see three trains passing each other at the same time, but back in 1982 it was much more difficult. Here UP 3... (more)
13 locomotives, led by UP 7885, roll westbound into the West Colton yard after coming over Banning Pass. No train, just a long string of 13 engines.
SP 8236 and SP 8249 are part of five units up front as they thunder past with the eastbound Southern Pacific Oil Can train. In the distance, a Santa Fe intermodal is approaching. By the time the ... (more)
SP 9177 leads Milwaukee Road 156, 174 and 168 up Cajon Pass. Seeing three Milwaukee Road engines on a single train was rather rare in SoCal, so we ended up chasing this power consist all day.
As an eastbound Southern Pacific manifest trains crawls uphill towards Caliente, Cotton Belt 7266 is running long hood forward back to Bakersfield after helping a train up Tehachapi Pass.
SP 7345 leads an eastbound manifest up San Timoteo Canyon as it heads towards Banning.
SP 7905, SP 9308 and SP 8737 sit around the turntable in Taylor Yard on the 4th of July. Photo taken with permission.
Five Southern Pacific Flangers and Cotton Belt 86 bring up the rear of a westbound manifest train entering the SP Roseville Yard.
UP 3275 leads a westbound coal train up Cajon Pass.