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  1. BNSF 5461 West

    BNSF 5461 West

    BNSF 5461 slows to a crawl, having taken the siding at Esperanza for a parade of westbounds. CP Esperanza can hold two 7,000 ft trains, and BNSF frequently stages eastbound stack trains here when Hobart and the Corridor get congested.
  2. Hot Times at Esperanza

    Hot Times at Esperanza

    Besides the fact that it's 90 degrees outside, train traffic is also hot, with 12 trains passing this spot in less than 3 hours. Just a typical day on the Transcon.
  3. Esperanza Meet

    Esperanza Meet

    A westbound stack train holds the siding at Esperanza for an eastbound on a 90 degree day in Yorba Linda.
  4. The way it should be

    The way it should be

    An unpatched Cotton Belt GP40-2 leads the Marlboro Local through South Anaheim. Today's train is exceptionally long.
  5. BNSF Heritage

    BNSF Heritage

    A BNSF "heritage" unit leads the pack on a long stack train pulling out of Esperanza siding.
  6. BNSF 5374

    BNSF 5374

    BNSF 5374 west leans into the curve as it speeds through Esperanza on its way to the port of LA.
  7. BNSF 847 West at Esperanza

    BNSF 847 West at Esperanza

    BNSF 847 rolls through Santa Ana Canyon with a long string of trailers.
  8. Oncoming

    Oncoming

    It looks slightly dangerous, but the switch was actually lined for the other track, as there was a long cut of boxcars right behind me.
  9. Marlboro Smokes

    Marlboro Smokes

    It ain't the cigarettes, but it is UP's Marlboro Local working hard to switch a long cut of lumber boxcars into the Weyerhauser facility on the Santa Ana Branch.
  10. The Old Sentinel of Anaheim

    The Old Sentinel of Anaheim

    UP's Marlboro Local passes the last operating wig-wag signal in Orange County on the Santa Ana Branch.





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