Departing Union Pacific’s West Colton Yard for Portland, Oregon, is train MWCPT-17. This train is almost all on the railroad’s Mojave Sub (the former Southern Pacific Palmdale Cutoff, built over ... (more)
A clean SD70ACe leads a north bound manifest north out of San Luis Obispo over Cuesta Grade. One more curve before it enters Serrano Siding. Nikon D70, 28-70mm.
Two sets of helpers, one from the front and one from the rear have been taken off the MWCPT. The power is now hooked back up and ready to head up the coast. Many thanks to Ryan Martin for giving... (more)
A freight runs north through Chorro siding on Cuesta Grade. The tail end of the train is still making its way around the horseshoe curve. This train was split in half back in San Luis Obispo and... (more)
UP 5434 leads this northbound MWCPT into the horseshoe curve on Cuesta Grade just north of San Luis Obispo. Nikon D70, 70-210mm.
The San Luis Obispo based helpers take the second half of an northbound MWCPT over Cuesta Grade. Here they pass through Chorro near the Stenner Creek trestle. Nikon D70, 28-70mm.
A Union Pacific freight with six engines makes its way north on Cuesta Grade. The rusty thing beneath the engines is an old SPMW dump car that from the looks of it has been derailed there a long ... (more)
This northbound UP freight is about only 15 minuets behind the Coast Starlight number 14. Nikon E995
A crystal clear morning brings Mt. Baldy into view over a westbound UP manifest at Spadra.
An intersting mix of engines in this photo from an old SP SD50, a CNW D9-44CW, a HLCX SD40-2, a CSX unit and a BNSF consist in the background.
Two former SP SD40M-2s and a UP SD40T-2 are the helpers this week in SLO. This is a nice mix of SD40M-2s. The first one being built from a former SD40 and the second being built from a EL SD45M.... (more)