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  1. Running Down Quint Street

    Running Down Quint Street

    The South City Switcher winds its way down the twisting street trackage of Quint Street in San Francisco. If there's going to be a headache, this is where it will be, as many people don't realize that a freight train comes through here on a daily basis. Thinking the tracks are abandoned, many...
  2. ExSAABsperation


    The brakeman on the South City Switcher looks with resignation upon the obstruction that has brought his train to a standstill. Despite copious signage, this driver still failed to heed the warnings. As a result, several grade crossings were fouled for 20 minutes while a tow truck was called to...
  3. Just Starting Out

    Just Starting Out

    The Marlboro Local has just started its journey, entering the street running of Santa Ana Street. For the next 1.5 miles the train will pick its way down city streets before arriving at its first customer, Weyerhaeuser Lumber in south Anaheim.
  4. Time Exposure Fred

    Time Exposure Fred

    Mr. Fred blinks his way down the track, north of Hanaford St.
  5. McCarver St. at Night

    McCarver St. at Night

    A BNSF train makes its way around the curve at Harbor, approaching McCarver Street
  6. Back Alley Railroading

    Back Alley Railroading

    In a scene almost reminiscent of the third world, the South City Switcher gingerly picks its way down an alley lined with junkyards and scrap dealers. The tracks are barely visible amid the dirt. Just two minutes prior, you wouldn't even know a train could ever pass through here, as there were...
  7. I'm Coming Through!

    I'm Coming Through!

    The South City Switcher makes its presence known on Quint St. as it returns with 18 loads of contaminated dirt from the San Francisco landfill.
  8. Caution: This Vehicle Makes WIDE Turns!

    Caution: This Vehicle Makes WIDE Turns!

    The flanges are squealing as the South City Switcher slowly picks its way around the tight curve between Arthur St. and Quint St. Trailing behind is 14 loads of contaminated dirt and and industrial scrap. The red station wagon in the foreground cleared the front end of the GP38 by only a foot...
  9. The 2009 in the shadow of the Church Street bridge

    The 2009 in the shadow of the Church Street bridge

    PR-2 based from the Valley at Cumberland, Rhode Island, is back into the Valley from a run north to the Slatersville Branch in North Smithfield with two empty cars of stone for the replacement switch at Denman and Davis Steel The State of Rhode Island is replacing the crossing...
  10. CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    CSXT Southbound Yard Job Y122 delivering interchange to NS'S High Line at 14th Street in Birmingham, Al. On this day they needed road units due to the tonnage of the 81 cars they delivered to NS & a quite rare pair of BNSF Executive painted SD70MAC'S, at least rare for the southeast & on...
  11. Crossroad of Competitors

    Crossroad of Competitors

    The South City Switcher contends with the truckers on Amador St. as it picks up loads from a local industry. This section of street running was recently abandoned when the industry built a new spur that bypasses the street, so photos such as this one are now history.
  12. NS Office Car Special

    NS Office Car Special

    NS Southbound Office Car Special 951 passing through Birmingham, Al. ( 14th Street ) on its way to Dallas, Tx.
  13. UP 1351

    UP 1351

    UP 1351 on the South City Switch job in San Francisco, running down Quint St. heading back to the mainline with 2 loads of contaminated dirt.
  14. Tight Clearance

    Tight Clearance

    The South City Switcher negotiates the serpentine street running on Quint St. as it heads back to its home yard in South San Francisco. The clearances on Quint St. are very tight, and the power cleared the red car on the left by less than a foot.
  15. CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub

    KCS Southbound Freight Train Z776 rumbles through Birmingham, Al. ( 13th Street Interlocking ) running via trackage rights over CSXT'S Boyles Terminal Sub
  16. Santa Ana Street

    Santa Ana Street

    Located in Anaheim, California, Santa Ana St. is a fairly typical Orange County neighborhood. You've got your townhomes, your drivers, your bikers, but...trains? UP's Santa Ana Branch runs right down the middle of the street for over a mile, and every afternoon, the Marlboro Local picks its way...
  17. Train PR2 at Martin Street

    Train PR2 at Martin Street

    The Berkeley section of Cumberland, the ol 2011 having crossed Martin Street with its ill sounding horn - PR2's servicing KIK Custom Products this morning .
  18. Only in Anaheim

    Only in Anaheim

    A pair of genset switchers lead the afternoon Marlboro Local back home. The tracks run down Santa Ana St. for about a mile. To the right of the train is a brand-new tract of town homes.
  19. Genset & Wig-wag

    Genset & Wig-wag

    New meets old as a UP genset switcher passes the old wig-wag at the corner of Lemon St. and Santa Ana St. on the Santa Ana Branch in Anaheim.
  20. NS'S Alabama Division NA District

    NS'S Alabama Division NA District

    BNSF Southbound Local Freight Train ( Transfer Job ) delivering interchange to NS at 32nd Street in Birmingham, Al. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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