The B&L Local heads for the sawmill in Loyalton at sunset in the Sierra Valley. The locomotive is a former Western Pacific unit that has probably taken these rails many times.
A northbound Metrolink train to Los Angeles lead by Hyundai Rotem Cab Car No. 659 loads passengers. It will wait for a eastbound BNSF with a string of cans to clear.
This photo was taken at the end of a couple eras. These two cabooses bringing up the end of an eastbound SP freight entering Roseville represent a couple generations of bay window caboose design. ... (more)
An EMD SD45 leads an SP westbound out of tunnel 5. This is the sight of much damage caused by the 7.3 earthquake of 1952. Tunnel 5 was contorted and tunnel 4 destroyed, the latter being bypassed a... (more)
The Napa Valley Wine train rolls through the Vineyards of Oakville.
A UP Roseville bound manifest screeches down through Cliff and the Tehachapi Mountains in the early glint light of a perfect spring morning.
An eastbound train on the Shasta Route highballs Penoyar siding.
A westbound freight train on the Shasta Route rolls through the reverse curves near the former siding of Bolam. The train is running along the northwest flank of Mt. Shasta.
Two big machines work in tandem: one for laying concrete ties, the other, for laying welded rail. The crew here is adding a second main track between Knightsen and Oakley, CA, on Santa Fe's Stockt... (more)
An eastbound San Joaquin rips through Knightsen at 79 mph with a UP Pittsburg Local idling in the long siding. Note the slightly different paint schemes on the two UP GP15-1s.
A variety of Santa Fe B truck locomotives make their way up Cajon Pass, at Sullivan's Curve. B40-8 7435 leads GP40X 3803, and GP60 4013.
Running on the Santa Barbara Sub is a northbound PTC Train with UPP 210 Mobile Lab checking operation of the system.
Late on a beautiful afternoon, Santa Fe 7427 West attacks the 1.0 percent grade of Vine Hill in Martinez, CA. The train is climbing to Franklin Canyon and the summit in tunnel 3.
The Last One: Amtrak train 572 rolls along the Pacific Ocean at Torrey Pines as it leaves the city limits of Del Mar and passes into the city of San Diego. On the head end of the train is F... (more)
Five tunnel motors lead SP's westbound empty "oil cans" on UP trackage rights along the concrete lined LA River near downtown Los Angeles