Four E-units of varying heritage lay-over in Denver, Colorado, after cutting off Amtrak's San Francisco Zephyr on August 29, 1973. Included in this consist are BN E8As 9964 and 9942 (both ... (more)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Dash 9-44CW 1006 leads its train as it exits Tunnel 10 and threads its way around the many curves at Marcel, just uphill (railroad east) from the Tehachapi Loop, on Ju... (more)
Heading south over the Tehachapi Mountains is an eastbound BNSF Railway train with a visiting Norfolk Southern Dash 9-40CW on the point. NS 9378 is leading BNSF SD40-2 6932, ATSF Dash 9-44CW 648,... (more)
A trio of Western Pacific locomotives was found in the engine servicing section of the railroad’s Keddie, California, facility on September 2, 1973. GP20s 2006 and 2001 are bracketing GP35 3013... (more)
Heading west on the famed Keddie Wye is a Western Pacific freight train pulled by a solid set of Burlington Northern diesels: BN U33C 5719 (ex-Northern Pacific 3304) and three BN C425s (4258 [ex-... (more)
Founded in 1903 as a way to give the powerhouse Southern Pacific railroad competition into northern California, the Western Pacific was built to connect the Rio Grande railroad in Utah with the Sa... (more)
A pair of helper sets sit in Tehachapi, California, on July 5th, 1998. On the left is Southern Pacific SD40M-2 8650, built by EMD in February 1967 as Chicago & North Western SD45 917. By this da... (more)
Helm Leasing SD40M-3 6080 leads a colorful consist on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe intermodal train near Ilmon, in California's Tehachapi Mountains, on November 29th, 1997. Built in January 197... (more)
There is a lot of power on the head-end of this Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight at Edwards, near California's Edwards Air Force Base, on January 2nd, 1998. Power for this train consists of B... (more)
Southern Pacific SD7 2717 leads a helper set back down the mountain at Walong, California - the famed Tehachapi Loop! - on April 8th, 1973. Built by EMD in July 1953 as SP 5310, the 2717 would be... (more)
On June 7th, 1998, a pair of former Southern Pacific SD70Ms, 9820 and 9807, along with a Union Pacific SD60M, ease a UP freight downgrade at Bealville, in southern California's Tehachapi Mountains... (more)
Built in January 1966, Rio Grande SW1200 137 is seen working the yard in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on August 29th, 1973.
Nearly-new Amtrak SDP40F 504 gets watered at Los Angeles Union Station after bringing in train #3, the westbound Southwest Limited, on June 26th, 1973. For a short time, as the Amtrak 500s... (more)
And he carries the reminders of ev'ry glove that laid him down ... But the fighter still remains. Built in January 1950 as part of Western Pacific F7 A-B-B-A set 921. By September 3rd, 19... (more)
Electro-Motive lease-fleet SD70M 7001 guides a train downgrade at Woodford, in California's Tehachapi Mountains, on July 17, 1999.