Elegance on the rails

Elegance on the rails

Imagine yourself sipping a beverage on the vestibule of a vintage passenger rail car. Or sitting in a restored dome car watching the desert roll by as you climb the stark, Joshua Tree-studded Cajon Pass from Union Station in Los Angeles to Barstow, Calif. ARONCO...
A touch of class

A touch of class

Fall is fast approaching and Barstow’s Western America Railroad Museum — WARM — is gearing up for their annual Railfest on Oct. 16th & 17th. This year there is a special addition to the museum’s collection of rail cars. A BIG addition. WARM recently acquired a...
A passion for the rails

A passion for the rails

I have been photographing trains, I think, forever. I remember taking a snapshot, with my dad’s old camera, of a big black train tearing by while I was still in high school. There is this adrenaline rush, a natural high as the train passes; horns screaming, crossing...
the BEEP

the BEEP

It was the little engine that could — and did — for 66 years. And 38 years after it was rebuilt in Santa Fe Railway’s Cleburne, Texas, shop, BNSF 1460 officially retired in December 2008. Rail fans affectionately call the little locomotive the...
A passion for the rails

Photographing Trains

I have been photographing trains, I think, forever. I remember taking a snapshot, with my dad’s old camera, of a big black train tearing by while I was still in high school. There is this adrenaline rush, a natural high as the train passes; horns screaming, crossing...
Next Stop – Kelso

Next Stop – Kelso

The restored Kelso Depot in the Eastern Mojave National Preserve is resplendent in historic colors. The grande dame of the Mojave serves as the main visitor center for the National Park Service in the preserve. The heyday of passenger trains is long gone. But the...