Approaching the community of Floriston is eastbound Union Pacific SD70M No. 4678 leading stacks down through the Truckee River Canyon to Reno Nevada.
The once-a-week Leesdale Turn heads under the pedestrian bridge off of Raymer in the heart of industrial Van Nuys. This is one of the grittier neighborhoods of greater Los Angeles.
The once-a-week Leesdale Turn begins its journey west pulling out of the Gemco lead, which leans a bit towards the wash. The San Gabriel Mountains tower in the background and the homeless communit... (more)
The Guadalupe Local makes its way up the Coast route just before sunset. In the background can be seen the hills,stripped clean of vegetation, from the Solimar fire on Christmas Day 2015.
The once-a-week Leesdale Turn builds its train in Gemco Yard as it prepares for a run up to Oxnard California, where it will swap cars and then head back to Van Nuys before the day is done.
Winding eastbound down the Truckee River Canyon, a Union Pacific Intermodel enters the small community of floriston California.
UP power is in control of New Orleans - Hamlet train Q614, making good time through the outskirts of Athens, GA.
On my way to Park City for a little skiing, I took a slight detour to catch this auto train (AMNLSB 06) in the UP yard at Salt Lake City.
A trio of UP SD70M's tackle a long 40 mph curve in the Jordan River Narrows.
A clean UP leaves the Yard to head East for the remainder or the afternoon