On the morning of March 28, 2001, a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe stack train drops downgrade into Caliente, California, while crossing Tehachapi Pass. Caliente Bodfish Road meanders alon... (more)
Southern Pacific 9177 leads Milwaukee Road 156, 174 and 168 south out of the Taylor Yard and along the "river" in Los Angeles. The train has stopped to wait for the dispatcher to give a ... (more)
UP 1943 soaks in the sun, which was short lived today as a quick break between a series of storm systems offered up this sunlit shot.
Southbound BNSF intermodal passes M&ET 2008 picking up cars at the interchange.
Santa Fe 5997 East, a pig train out of northern California, grinds slowly past a herd of sheep as shepherds work to maintain control of their flock as the big, noisy machines roar past. Forage is ... (more)
Eastbound stacks build up speed as they enter Summit after the DS letting an eastbound UP train run around.
UP 6300 leads an eastbound coal empty bound for Colorado on main 2 at Summit.
Fresh snow from a recent cold front makes a perfect backdrop at Lugo for an early morning eastbound stack train.
A mixed freight pulls out of a winding route along the Sacramento River with Mount Shasta standing tall in the background.
UP 5334 leads a mixed freight along the Sacramento River outside of Dunsmuir, CA. The train is about to round the bend and cross the river at the infamous Cantara Loop, the site in 1991 of a derai... (more)
With misty clouds draping the mountains and a light rain falling, a westbound Santa Fe pig meets an eastbound manifest at Blue Cut. We're standing right on top of the infamous San Andreas Fault.
With 4-axle power assigned in Bakersfield, a westbound pig train starts the long climb to the summit of Franklin Canyon at Maltby. The big oil storage tanks in the distance belong to Getty Oil.
Amtrak's Coast Daylight climbs the 2% Cuesta Grade just north of SLO.