It don't look like this anymore! CNW 8541 is less than a year old as it grinds uphill towards Hwy 59 and Bill with a loaded coal train. I never thought this would be a 4 track mainline in years to... (more)
CP 119 in the lead. Based on scanner chatter, I could hear that both CP 119 and CN 327 were headed my way and I was not quite sure which would show up first.... Well CP 119 showed up first ... (more)
The thunderous roar emitted from a labored eastbound manifest reverberates through the Sierra Nevada as Union Pacific's Roseville, CA to North Platte, NE manifest contends with the western slope o... (more)
BNSF eastbound Clinton/Barstow Local at East Moline headed for Barstow.
NS 9281 the Nitrin Local heads up the Nitrin branch for Cordova and 3M but will only make it to MP 5 when the Hours of Service Law will get the crew. Following close behind is an eastbound IAIS tr... (more)
A eastbound empty BNSF grain train heads east along the Needles Sub with a CSX Tier4 second out.
This short UP stack train is moving west approaching Marceline.
Hot eastbound SP train descending Beaumont Pass at Garnet. In the distance can be seen a westbound climbing the pass with pushers ahead of the caboose.
BNSF 4237 leads 3 other brand new units on their first run west after being delivered.
A UP special runs around a Santa Fe freight through Hesperia. E9 960 will be retired in less then a year. Photo taken by Richard M. Panek
Why do the best things always show up after the sun disappears? – In the era just before Santa Fe’s unsuccessful merger with the SP, and before Superfleet, it was uncommon to encounter matched set... (more)
Traffic is all backed up along the eastern end of Seligman Subdivision as a hot Z7 runs around a 12,000 foot long stack train and another Z train at the top of the sag at Darling.
As the sun begins to set on a winter day in northern Arizona, a Los Angeles to Chicago UPS train works hard up the grade out Kingman as it goes through the eastbound control signals of Walapai.
CN 529, with VIA 55 barely visible. KCS power is very rare in Montreal, and on Christmas eve I was lucky enough to shoot two leading a train, for the first time. Here CN 529 with two KCS en... (more)