Santa Fe red and silver FP45 No. 98 leads a long pig train up the steep grade at Woodford, CA. The morning fog hasn't yet burned off, and the 98 looked like phantom apparition when it appeared fro... (more)
Just after sunrise, WP 3519 bears down on the west portal of Chilcoot Tunnel with an eastbound UP manifest. The train is leaving the snow-covered Sierra Nevada Range, visible in the distance, and ... (more)
SP 8487 East roars out of the Caliente Creek Narrows on a hot afternoon in August 1974. The steep hills surrounding the dug-in right of way are golden brown, but the trees flanking the Caliente Cr... (more)
Early in the morning, Rio Grande 3090 East, a 144 train, climbs the grade at Chicken Hollow, UT. Note how green and strewn with wildflowers the surrounding landscape is. The rains have been good t... (more)
Four SD9Es team up with an SD40 to lift a heavy SP manifest as it approaches the west switch of Marcel. Cut into the train is a four-unit helper.
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)
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.
A consist of six 4-axle units haul a manifest up the steep grade at Wpodford, CA, bound for Barstow.
Just as the sun is setting, BNSF 6751 East roars out of a rock cut a little west of Mesita, NM.
Oakway SD60 No. 9023 and a pair of CSX SD40-2s roar through the interlocker at Saginaw, TX, with a southbound BNSF manifest. Unlike other Oakway 60 at this time, the 9023 still has her "EMD" heral... (more)
After meeting a westbound, a Santa Fe freight revs up and accelerates out of the siding at Knightsen, CA.
SP and Rio Grand tunnel motors idle on the pads at dusk. This is SP's Roseville engine facility looking southeast on a late fall evening.
Early in the morning, SP 4345 West hustles "compass" southward through downtown Stockton, CA. The train originated in Roseville, CA.
In March 2003, BNSF 7872 reaches the summit of Tehachapi Pass with a rainbow of paint schemes in its consist.