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  1. CP 143 23-6-15

    CP 143 23-6-15

  2. RMRX 8011 GP40-2LW

    RMRX 8011 GP40-2LW

  3. MBTA 1116 GP40MC

    MBTA 1116 GP40MC

  4. CSXT 3014

    CSXT 3014

    American Pride is on display in La Grange, KY as CSX 3014 runs down Main Street for several blocks before having its own dedicated right of way back.
  5. Street running in Salem

    Street running in Salem

    The OE Express eases through traffic on Front Street in Salem, Ore. on July 13, 2011
  6. Two Crossings in One

    Two Crossings in One

    The South City Switcher rumbles across 3rd Street in San Francisco. Not only is it running down a street itself, it's also crossing a diamond on the street running stretch of MUNI's T-Third Street line.
  7. Americold Lead

    Americold Lead

    The Santa Cruz Local crosses Beach St. as it runs down the Americold lead having just picked up two loaded reefers of vegetables.
  8. BN running down NW 15th

    BN running down NW 15th

    On the same day as the other photo, the BN 214 picks up a car along NW 15th Ave in Portland. I can't remember who the customer was, it may have been the Meier & Frank wearhouse. After 12 years some of the details have slipped my mind.
  9. A Sort of Homecoming

    A Sort of Homecoming

    SP's headquarters were located at 1 Market Street in San Francisco. It seems only appropriate, then, that ex-SP equipment can still be found working the last remaining industries in the city that still ship by rail. Here's the South City Switcher running down Quint St. in the heart of SF's...
  10. This One's Gonna Tie Up Traffic

    This One's Gonna Tie Up Traffic

    A lengthy UP auto rack train rolls down Embarcadero St. in Jack London Square.
  11. Where the Rail Meets the Road

    Where the Rail Meets the Road

    An Amtrak Capitol Corridor train enters the street running of Jack London Square on the last quarter mile before reaching the Oakland Amtrak station.
  12. 700 in Hillsboro

    700 in Hillsboro

    In September 1998 the SP&S 700 turns on the wye in Hillsboro.
  13. 4-axle Only Territory

    4-axle Only Territory

    Four geeps on the South City Switcher squeal their way through the tight curve between Arthur St. and Quint St. This and several other curves along the route restrict this job to 4-axle units.
  14. Junkyard Alley After a Rainstorm

    Junkyard Alley After a Rainstorm

    The South City Switcher reflects off of muddy puddles as it rolls through Junkyard Alley following a rainstorm the day before.
  15. Passing Circosta Iron

    Passing Circosta Iron

    The South City Switcher rolls past a gritty scrap company as it passes through the area I like to call Junkyard Alley.
  16. BNSF 2181 GP38

    BNSF 2181 GP38

    Taken from aboard AMTRAK
  17. Cruzin' Past Hotel California

    Cruzin' Past Hotel California

    The Santa Cruz Local runs up Beach St. in downtown Santa Cruz, passing an old apartment complex that could pass for "Hotel California."
  18. Intersection of 3rd & Carroll

    Intersection of 3rd & Carroll

    The South City Switcher disrupts traffic at the intersection of 3rd and Carroll as they deliver a cut of reefers to a local produce warehouse. It was a nice surprise to see the old Grande unit in the lead this day.
  19. Jack London Autumn

    Jack London Autumn

    A Capitol Corridor train departs Oakland running down Embarcadero St. in Jack London Square.
  20. Switching Oyster Point Industrial Park

    Switching Oyster Point Industrial Park

    The South City Switcher pulls a cut of empty reefers out of an industry in the Oyster Point Industrial Park in South SF while a Genentech shuttle bus looks on. What the photo doesn't show is that as the train blew for the crossing, the bus driver reciprocated with honks from his own horn. The...


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