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  1. SP&S 700 Santa Train

    SP&S 700 Santa Train

    The SP&S 700 (4-8-4) pulling up to the BNSF Christmas Party in Vancouver, WA today. Lots of happy children and families were present, as were a lot of happy (and very cold) railfans! I was so choked up by the 700's impressive approach (the crew really put on a GREAT show) that words...
  2. 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."
  3. Before the fred there was a caboose!

    Before the fred there was a caboose!

    Santa Fe knew how to bring up the rear of an eastbound intermodal freight seen crossing over the remnants of old Hwy.138 through Cajon Pass' Mormon Rocks in 1985.
  4. Santa Fe #3751 - Through the Orange Groves 2008

    Santa Fe #3751 - Through the Orange Groves 2008

    Santa Fe steam engine #3751 returned to the former Santa Fe Fourth District on June 1, 2008 with the running of the San Diego Steam Special seen here eastbound/southbound approaching San Juan Capistrano on Metrolink trackage.
  5. When Summit Wore Blue and Yellow

    When Summit Wore Blue and Yellow

    Santa Fe GP50 #3835 leads a COFC/TOFC train eastbound through Cajon Summit on the 1st Subdivision's Main #1 in 1985.
  6. Classic Santa Fe through Blue Cut

    Classic Santa Fe through Blue Cut

    Santa Fe B36-7 #7498 with the unique air-intake sound baffles leads a GP40X through Cajon Pass' Blue Cut on the #1 Main of the 1st Subdivision in 1985.
  7. Santa Fe F45 #5987 through Santa Ana Canyon

    Santa Fe F45 #5987 through Santa Ana Canyon

    On a beautiful clear day in Santa Ana Canyon, Santa Fe F45 #5987 heads it COFC/TOFC train eastbound at the east end of Prado Dam siding on the 3rd Subdivision in 1985.
  8. Super Fleet Warbonnets Summit Bound

    Super Fleet Warbonnets Summit Bound

    Santa Fe #160 leads an A-A-A-A set of red/silver GP60M warbonnet power on this eastbound TOFC train through the sweeping curve into Cajon Summit in Cajon Pass on March 30, 1991.
  9. East Meets West at Woodford

    East Meets West at Woodford

    Santa Fe SuperFleet Warbonnet units take the mainline westbound through Woodford while Blue and Yellow units hold the siding in the late afternoon sun in Tehachapi Pass in 1995.
  10. Along the Pacific

    Along the Pacific

    Santa Fe steam engine #3751 returned to the former Fourth District on September 21, 2008 with the running of AAPRCO's excursion special, the "San Diegan", seen here southbound along the Pacific Ocean at San Clemente's Calafia Beach.
  11. San Diego Steam Special Through Oceanside

    San Diego Steam Special Through Oceanside

    Santa Fe steam engine #3751 returned to the former Fourth District on June 1, 2008 with the running of the San Diego Steam Special seen here southbound approaching Cassidy Street in south Oceanside.
  12. SF Kodachrome @ Cajon Station

    SF Kodachrome @ Cajon Station

    Eastbound Santa Fe SD45-2 "Kodachrome" #5811 charges through Cajon Station while leading a TOFC train up Main #1 in Cajon Pass in 1989.
  13. ATSF/BNSF/BN - Headin' Down the Pass

    ATSF/BNSF/BN - Headin' Down the Pass

    Classic ATSF blue/yellow warbonnet B23-7 #6398 leads a BNSF red/silver warbonnet unit and a BN cascade green unit hauling baretables through Cajon Station on the #2 Main in Cajon Pass in July 1998.
  14. Southern Pacific Through Santa Susana

    Southern Pacific Through Santa Susana

    SP SD45 #7481 west leads its train through the classic backdrop of the Chatsworth hills of Santa Susana Pass on the Santa Barbara Sub coastline route in 1984.
  15. EFVM 814

    EFVM 814

    EFVM 814 and 829 leading a blast furnance draeg train at 622 km in Ribeirao da Mata.
  16. New Santa Fe SD75M's,Those were the days!

    New Santa Fe SD75M's,Those were the days!

    Two brand spanking new SD75M's head an eastbound at Needles,CA. April 1995. Along with the GP60M and B40-8W's, the SD75M's were only ordered by the Santa Fe.
  17. Departing for Santa Cruz

    Departing for Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz Big Trees and Pacific CF7 #2641 approaches the depot at Felton with the first train of the morning bound for Santa Cruz. The railroad operates on the ex-SP Olympia Branch, primarily hauling tourists with a small amount of freight traffic on the side.
  18. A Second Chance

    A Second Chance

    BNSF hoppers seem to migrate to northern Alberta on a regular basis, but this one stands out. Santa Fe 350346 appears fully intact, free of any patches or other things that symbolize the demise of the Santa Fe. Here we see him heading back east on CN 314. I caught this same car going north on...
  19. Getting Wyed at Miramar

    Getting Wyed at Miramar

    In order to turn around for the return to LA, ATSF 3751 had to make its way back to Miramar where there is a wye onto a short branch line that leads to MCAS Miramar. As it's been many years since the wye has seen an engine this large, great care was taken in its turning, and the 3751 was...
  20. ATSF 3751 at Encinitas

    ATSF 3751 at Encinitas

    Evening approaches as ATSF 3751 speeds through Encinitas on the way back to LA. The return trip was a long one - it didn't arrive in LA until after 10 pm.





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