Northbound San Joaquin sprints by in early morning sun.
In what appears to be a power move, F45 No. 5936 leads an eastbound manifest through the sweeping curve at Martinez on the eastern slope of Cajon Pass.
The B&L Local heads for the sawmill in Loyalton at sunset in the Sierra Valley. The locomotive is a former Western Pacific unit that has probably taken these rails many times.
Southbound San Joaquin races toward Modesto Station.
A northbound Metrolink train to Los Angeles lead by Hyundai Rotem Cab Car No. 659 loads passengers. It will wait for a eastbound BNSF with a string of cans to clear.
This photo was taken at the end of a couple eras. These two cabooses bringing up the end of an eastbound SP freight entering Roseville represent a couple generations of bay window caboose design. ... (more)
An EMD SD45 leads an SP westbound out of tunnel 5. This is the sight of much damage caused by the 7.3 earthquake of 1952. Tunnel 5 was contorted and tunnel 4 destroyed, the latter being bypassed a... (more)
The Napa Valley Wine train rolls through the Vineyards of Oakville.
A UP Roseville bound manifest screeches down through Cliff and the Tehachapi Mountains in the early glint light of a perfect spring morning.
An eastbound train on the Shasta Route highballs Penoyar siding.
A westbound freight train on the Shasta Route rolls through the reverse curves near the former siding of Bolam. The train is running along the northwest flank of Mt. Shasta.
Caltrain 261 coming in hot into Sunnyvale Caltrain Station on its way to San Francisco while an "advanced approach" signal, lit up in yellow, is shown on the signals on the opposite side... (more)
Two big machines work in tandem: one for laying concrete ties, the other, for laying welded rail. The crew here is adding a second main track between Knightsen and Oakley, CA, on Santa Fe's Stockt... (more)
An eastbound San Joaquin rips through Knightsen at 79 mph with a UP Pittsburg Local idling in the long siding. Note the slightly different paint schemes on the two UP GP15-1s.