Located in the heart of California's Central Valley, the city of Stockton is a railfan's paradise. Several major Union Pacific routes merge into a high-speed, double-track mainline running through the center of town. The double-track main of BNSF's Stockton Subdivision crosses the UP line, bringing even more rail traffic to the already busy area.
On March 31, 2008, TSG Multimedia's cameras filmed every train that came through the area near the BNSF/UP crossing from late morning until late in the afternoon.
In addition to regular UP and BNSF freight trains, there are BNSF trackage-rights trains entering and leaving the UP, light engine movements, a UP local pulled by a pair of patched ex-SP and Cotton Belt GPs, as well as Amtrak California San Joaquin and Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) trains.
Join us for a look at this busy railroad hot spot as we spend a day at Stockton!