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  1. Santa Cruz Local

    Santa Cruz Local

    Dwindling traffic on the UP's Santa Cruz branch has reduced the frequency of this local to only once a week. There is only a handful of customers remaining on the line.
  2. Santa Fe #543 F/M

    Santa Fe #543 F/M

    A Santa Fe #543 Fairbanks Morse H12-44TS sitting on the interchange track at IRM after being moved from CSRM 9/10/2009.
  3. BNSF 6313 At Kirvin, Texas

    BNSF 6313 At Kirvin, Texas

    BNSF 6313 sits on a Big Brown Coal Train at the FM 80 Crossing in Kirvin, Texas at dusk on Friday Night, October 16, 2009
  4. BNSF #7666 West - U-ROOINB1-10 at Rock Grove, Washington

    BNSF #7666 West - U-ROOINB1-10 at Rock Grove, Washington

    BNSF #7666 West is a unit Garbage train headed west/north to a final destination of Interbay, Washington.. The BNSF #7666 has just made a meet with the on-time Amtrak Portland section of the Empire Builder a half mile away at Stevenson, Washington. The bridge pictured is the short bridge over...
  5. ATSF 2912 4-8-4

    ATSF 2912 4-8-4

    1944 Baldwin 4-8-4 Northern
  6. Great Sandhill B Boats

    Great Sandhill B Boats

    Its hard shooting hay bales without an ATSF Dash 7 getting in the picture. Saskatchewans newest shortline, Great Sandhills Railway is currently leasing three former BNSF B23-7s from NRE. CP GP38-2s were used prior, not surprising given that this is an old CP branchline. Back in the steam...
  7. Thunderclouds at Yuba Pass

    Thunderclouds at Yuba Pass

    A BNSF trackage rights train rolls down the west slope of the Sierra Nevada at Yuba Pass, California in June of 2000. Thunderclouds are looming over the 7000 foot level of Donner Pass, and will cover the west slope soon.
  8. BNSF at Gold Run

    BNSF at Gold Run

    A BNSF trackage rights train rolls off the west slope of the Sierra Nevada at Gold Run, California in June of 2000. BNSF gets to run two trains daily over Donner Pass as per the merger agreements.
  9. Santa Fe SD-75-Ms

    Santa Fe SD-75-Ms

    Two Santa Fe SD-75-Ms on the point of a southbound manifest today at M.P.-18 kind of like the old days.
  10. Oops in the Dunsmuir yard

    Oops in the Dunsmuir yard

    A BNSF detour manifest creeps through the yard at Dunsmuir, California in August of 2001. An earlier UP freight has left a present inside the UP yard on this morning! :p
  11. Down the gulch at Wilder

    Down the gulch at Wilder

    The Union Pacific "Santa Cruz Local" whines with dynamic brakes as it rolls into a gulch at Wilder Ranch in March of 2006. The local is about four miles from its namesake city.
  12. Pausing at the wye

    Pausing at the wye

    The Union Pacific "Santa Cruz Local" engineer switches cabs while paused at the wye in Santa Cruz, California yesterday. The train had a real "heritage" mix of Rio Grande, Western Pacific, and Southern Pacific locomotives. :)
  13. Cruzing down Beach Street

    Cruzing down Beach Street

    Union Pacific 1347 takes an abbreviated "Santa Cruz Local" down Beach Street in Santa Cruz, California yesterday. It will only be a few more weeks before Beach Street and the municipal wharf are congested with summer tourists.
  14. BNSF 690

    BNSF 690

    BNSF C44-9W 690 is still wearing the red and silver warbonnet colors of the Santa Fe, including the origanial Santa Fe lettering. However, it looks like this unit is a good canadate for a new H3 swoosh paint job now.
  15. Foamers and gross tresspassing

    Foamers and gross tresspassing

    Oh the horror! :-D A group of fans records one of the last trains to visit Davenport, California in February of 2009. Trespassing is almost a way of life on the Santa Cruz Branch as nearly everyone does it. People walking the dog, students, local residents, and foamers! =p
  16. Signs of the Santa Fe

    Signs of the Santa Fe

    Another BNSF morning eastbound rolls over a girder marked for its old owner in Pinole, California. You can still see some markings of the Santa Fe on the old Stockton Sub, as seen here in April of 2000.
  17. Amtrak #28 meets the Z-CHCPTL-9

    Amtrak #28 meets the Z-CHCPTL-9

    The Portland Section of the Empire Builder is meeting a BNSF Z-CHCPTL-9 at the Vancouver, Wash. depot on a bright sunny spring day.. BNSF GEVO #7262 is doing the honors for the Z train on it's final 7.5 journey to the intermodal ramp in BNSF's Lake Yard.
  18. Shove platform only

    Shove platform only

    Old Santa Fe caboose is now a shove platform only.
  19. The last B Boats

    The last B Boats

    By the 1991 only two railroads were still buying new GE 4-axles: Santa Fe & AMTRAK. Nearly twenty years later they are still the last B Boats. Will GE ever bring them back? Note that both are class units. BNSF 1123-500-6261 (9-44CW/B40-8W/ES44AC wearing H1/H2/H3!) #1123 is last in his series.
  20. Santa Fe sleeper- Private car

    Santa Fe sleeper- Private car

    Someone has restored this vintage sleeper. Phototed at Kansas City Union Station


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