An eastbound train on the Modoc Line arrives at Alturas. There will be no pick up today, so the train will continue on to the crew change at Wendel.
After many unplanned/unexpected monsoon storm trips, with no shot plans except to get trains with weather, my patience and money finally paid off! I have been trying all of monsoon season this sum... (more)
17,500 horsies have this hot Willow Springs, IL to San Bernardino, CA Z train rolling along at close to 70 MPH with nothing but clear signals ahead of them until the next crew change at Wellington... (more)
Quite possibly the longest distance manifest on the UP system, a manifest bound from CORP in Eugene, OR to Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska, begins ascending the grade between Baker City and ... (more)
UP 7357, 4471, 3990, & 8656 power an eastbound stack train.
Just as the sun is about to set, a westbound stack train swings around the curve at Lupton. The train has just entered Arizona and has about 100 miles to go before reaching the crew change point ... (more)
BNSF 5333 leads a westbound z train through Cherokee Canyon in the late morning hours earlier February of this year.
Late evening at Verdemont along the Cajon Sub finds an eastbound Q train with 9124 leading.
BNSF 9124 east passes through Verdemont as it works upgrade towards Cajon Pass.
Just as the sun is about to set, a westbound stack train is beginning the pull up Yampai Hill. The head end has just passed the landmark water tank at West Pica.
In lower Truxton Canyon a westbound stack train swings around the curve just west of Valentine. Well into its way down the Arizona Divide, the train is entering the desert country of western Ariz... (more)
An eastbound UP stack train works through Sullivan's with the 5,000 GE leading, however no longer sporting the stickers from GE.
Southbound coal train with a two-unit head end with three DPUs.
Eastbound BNSF Z train on an early morning.
After a long day of Monsoon storms, the leftover clouds make for an incredible vibrant sunset on the western side of the Seligman Sub.