The Stockton, CA to Willow Springs, IL "Z" train thunders through Sandcut in perhaps the final sunset shot I will capture with the aging cantilever signal as the centerpiece.
UP 9912 drops down across Rock Creek trestle, deep in Feather River Canyon.
BNSF 7548 thunders through Sandcut as building storms fill the sky at sunset.
The setting sun and storm clouds combine to create colorful contrasts that surround BNSF 7418 at Sandcut.
BNSF 4197 pulls out of Caliente with 26 miles of 2.3% grade ahead. The 4197 would later suffer a piston failure at Walong, forcing the crew to back the train to Woodford to wait for another locom... (more)
The sun sets over Bakersfield as BNSF 7002 approaches Sandcut, CA.
Fading sunlight leaks through a cloudy sky as Amtrak Coast Starlight train number 11 runs on schedule, southbound towards Ventura.
The Trona Railroad puts on a show as seven units handle the day's export plus an empty coal train climbing the grade out of Oxy.
Two "Z" trains meet at Bena.
UP 844 rolls out of Afton Canyon on a cloudy morning.
The setting sun creates colorful drama as BNSF 6035 pulls through Sandcut.
The chase is on! While trying to get ahead of the train for another shot, I sneaked in a few frames, reflected through the side mirror.
BNSF 5271 leads a manifest train through Bena under a late afternoon sun.
A pocket of light shines through scattered showers while an outbound San Joaquin train awaits the arrival of a bus from Los Angeles.
Cloud shrouded Tehachapi Pass lies ahead of UP 7634.