At dusk, three UP trains are lined up at the west end of Tucson Yard. SP power is still very much in force, with SP 8128 West departing at right ahead of two stack trains.
SP's Worlds Fair Daylight hustles through curves along San Pablo Bay with 4449 on the point.
At dusk, a westbound BNSF coiled steel train headed for nearby USS POSCO Steel passes local switching power sitting in front of the yard office at Pittsburg, CA.
F45 No. 5983 leads a Santa Fe 199 train across Muir Trestle late in the day, when the big hills southwest of the trestle are in dark shadow. In the consist are two recently delivered Dash 9s and a... (more)
Late in the afternoon, Little Joe E70 holds the main with a dead freight, waiting for an eastbound symbol to emerge from St. Paul tunnel. Meanwhile, five Milwaukee Road MOW employees with a speede... (more)
Early on a clear Saturday morning, an eastbound SP freight trundles over the diamonds at the crossing of the Santa Fe Stockton Sub at Stockton Tower. The SP is on the railroad's Valley Line, which... (more)
After meeting an eastbound, UP 9247 West crawls out of the siding, shaped like a giant "S," at Shawmut. This siding was once part of SP's mainline through the area. The actual mainline i... (more)
A hot Santa Fe 991 train crosses the Middle River Bridge in the center of the San Joaquin Delta. The train is still crossing the mile-long, wooden trestle that links Middle River and Orwood.
Early in the morning on the Arizona Plateau, an eastbound BNSF stack train climbs the steep vertical curve at Maine.
Just before sunset, the conductor on SP (UP) 8563 West takes the trash out of his lead unit after arrival. The train to the right arrived at the yard right on 8563's heels.
Late on a sunny afternoon, a Santa Fe freight that left many of it cars in yards en route, climbs the foothills through Martinez toward Franklin Canyon. In the distance are the big Tosco Oil Refin... (more)
At sunset, three big ACs from three different railroads, but all now part of UP, pull coal empties up Logan Hill at a fast pace with a BNSF empty, visible in the distance, right on their heels.
A Wisconsin Central SD45 leads a UP westbound uphill at Eder, CA, with her conductor enjoying the beautiful scenery and pine-scented air. The train is heading for the "Big Hole," 10,325-... (more)
Early on a beautiful morning, the gorgeous American Orient Express, with its classic observation car on the rear, cruises eastward on Two Track at Benicia, CA.
Amtrak 333 North prepares to depart Union Station for Seattle with a Portland Terminal Alco switcher idling at right. No. 333 is ex-CB&Q No. 9941B, built in March 1950.