A Union Pacific coal train is approaching Azure, Colorado, on November 7, 2012. The DPU of the train has just exited 294-foot Tunnel 39 and is leaving the confines of Little Gore Canyon.
DXs 5258 and 5327 leave the Waimakariri River behind with their coal train and head for Cass. The bridge here over the Cass river has recently been replaced by a less-quaint concrete version.
On August 9, 1996, Montana Rail Link’s ML train (Missoula to Laurel freight) descends Mullan Pass as the train departs Austin, Montana. On the point is one of the railroad’s four EMD F45s, No. 391... (more)
A couple hours earlier, the temperature was around 20 degrees in thick soupy fog. But up here, atop the climb up Weber and Echo Canyons, it's crystal clear--and at 15 degrees below zero, not atypi... (more)
Westbound BNSF grain parallels UP Kline stacks across the river.
The belch that made Montreal famous! Or was that Schenectady? Expanding its carbon footprint, a BCRail northward freight gets underway at the north end of Squamish yard after some minor switchin... (more)
A well matched quartet of Utah Railway SD40s lead a Moapa, NV to Wildcat, UT coal empty east through Spanish Fork Canyon approaching the Thistle Tunnels. Note the former D&RGW grade and Highway 6 ... (more)
The slow and difficult climb with a loaded train full of copper concentrate, on the sharp grade leading to the Potrerillos plant.
On December 2010 freezing rain fell on Moscow and vicinity. The glaze ice accumulation caused a number of accidents and power outages. Roads, trees, wires covered by a thick layer of ice.
Deep within the confines of the Coast Mountain Range a BCRail southward freight crosses the Cheakamus River bridge at MP 49.6 on the Squamish subdivision
Traveling the Atacama Desert, at the foot of the formidable Andes Range, this train carries much needed sulfuric acid for the production of copper to the Mina Franke mine at Altamira.