SP 7551 shows of the special Santa Fe - Southern Pacific "Kodachrome" merger paint scheme, with the white SP on the side of the unit. A wide variety of SP power is also seen in the West... (more)
SP "SD45" 8584 leads two UP SD60Ms through West Colton Yard on a rainy winter day. An MofW crews looks on, taking a brief break from pumping floodwater out of low-lying areas of the yar... (more)
Amtrak #3 the Southwest Chief is seen detouring over Union Pacific's Alhambra Sub between Colton and Los Angeles, CA. I believe this was due to flooding on BNSFs San Bernardino Sub. The San Bern... (more)
UPY 3802 still looking fresh after almost a year, goes about duties at West Colton.
As a SP train heads for Cajon Pass on the Palmdale Cutoff, the BN 7893 brings its train underneath so that it can head down the main and into the West Colton Yard.
Cotton Belt 4142 leads an interesting consist around the balloon track at the east end of the West Colton yard and heads west towards Los Angeles.
Southern Pacific 7537 leads a hot intermodal train through the siding at Slover as it heads up Cajon Pass.
GMTX 721 is busy shunting cars inside the GATX car repair facility adjacent to the Union Pacific West Colton yard.
One of the yard crew is busy in the cab of UP 4318 getting things ready for the road crew to take the train out of the yard.
Having finished moving cars around the GATX Railroad facility, GMTX done for the evening.
UP 6374, ex SP 328 at West Colton.
Christmas Eve at West Colton found some color with KCS 4770.
An SD-45 leads four GP-9s through the switches so that it can back on to an eastbound train, while to the left a westbound intermodal rolls into West Colton yard after coming over Banning Pass.
SP 8799, now a camera car, sits near the diesel service facility in the West Colton Yard. Photo taken with permission.
While working on an article for CTC Board, I was given a VIP tour of the West Colton Yard Hump Tower. Here you can see one of the control panels with its' many dials and switches. It was fascinati... (more)