Southbound CSX Q687 with its usual UP power is about to split the semaphores at Hitchcock as it makes its way down the former Monon. This part of the Monon has now been rail banked since 2009.
Rolling westbound down the Palmdale cutoff to Colton, is road weary No, 8431 and mates.
Just east of Mecca, UP 8431 leads its Eastbound intermodal through the small vacation location of Bombay Beach along the shores of the Salten Sea.
Just east of Victorville, a westbound Union Pacific manifest train approaches the cement plant at Oro Grande on BNSF's Cajon Sub.
UP 8431, 5502, 8086, & 9108 lead a westbound manifest past the elevator at Hayland on the Marysville sub.
Coming to the rescue, a pair of helpers descends toward an eastbound that stalled on Sullivan’s Curve when the computer in the lead GE crashed and refused to reboot.
The last light of the day casts its warm glow on the nose of UP 8431 as it leads a westbound basin hauler through West Pomona on the former SP Alhambra Sub.