Norfolk Southern 9943 at Tehachapi Mountains, Bealville, CA

June 24, 2006 – It’s a hot, dry day as Norfolk Southern 9943, in gray primer paint, heads up a Union Pacific freight train as it makes it’s way through the Tehachapi Mountains at Bealville, California as it heads toward the famous Tehachapi Loop.NS 9943 at Tehachapi Mountains, Bealville, CA

Union Pacific 5377 northbound in Cajon Pass, Ca…

June 19, 2006 – IN reworking my drive storage system this weekend I stumbled across this shot of Union Pacific 5377 leading a autorack train up the grade at Cajon Pass, California that I shot with my then state-of-the-art Nikon D200!! I’ve been shooting RAW with my cameras since it was available and I’m glad I did! I was able to apply my style to this photograph that I shot over 11 years ago because of it! I think it turned out nicely myself!! #jimstrainphotos #californiarailroads #trains #nikond200 #railroad #railroads #train #railways #railway #unionpacificrailroad

UP 8444 and SP 4449 headed up Cajon Pass, California

May 8, 1989 – Throwback Saturday! This is a scan from a slide I made of Southern Pacific’s 4449 and Union Pacific’s 8444 (now 844) as they headed up the Cajon Pass in southern California. This was after they were on display for the 50th Anniversary of Los Angeles Union Station in 1989. It was an amazing thing to watch, photograph and chase!