Late on a beautiful afternoon, Santa Fe 7427 West attacks the 1.0 percent grade of Vine Hill in Martinez, CA. The train is climbing to Franklin Canyon and the summit in tunnel 3.
Eastbound at Cable with a little bit of everything in the consist.
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A hot 199 train kicks up dusk as it hustles through the San Joaquin Delta at 70 mph.
A hot eastbound pig train hustles over the hogback at Seligman as a manifest waits in the yard to depart.
A hot westbound pig train comes over the hogback at Seligman as a manifest waits to depart in the siding.
GE B40-8 7427 leads a westbound manifest out of the "pass" onto the main as it departs Mormon Yard.
Santa Fe 7427 leads a quartet of 4-axle 'Superfleet' power with a hot westbound pigtrain down the middle of the 210 freeway, with a fair amount of afternoon auto traffic in both directions.
With eight high-powered B-Bs on the point, a 199 train kicks up dust through Oakley as it passes a high-wide detector doing 70 mph.