The 1% grade of Logan Hill is the most challenging portion of the south exit out of the Powder River Basin. Two shiny Burlington Northern Sd70Macs and a SD60mac demonstrator scream in Run-8 up the... (more)
A pair of MP36PH-3C's billow smoke as they accelerate departing the station in Elk River on the North Star Rail line.
"Toys Over Glass"
Fighting the steep eastbound grade of San Timoteo Canyon, SP 8693 charges under a signal bridge making good time with gobs of black smoke billowing from her exhaust. What was beautiful to railfans... (more)
An Inman Yard to Whitaker Yard intermodal transfer accelerates through Mableton in a thick fog.
213 hustles south with a SSW-lettered GP60 in the lead.
A pair of "Ballast Express" C32-8's lead a coal train through Whittaker, Pa. on CR's Mon Line.
EMD and Alco motive power haul a manifest up the steep but short grade between Bena and Sandcut. Once the train reaches the latter point, it'll be all downhill all the way into Bakersfield, where ... (more)
Despite running across the heart of Illinois, the Santa Fe TransCon, now known as BNSF's Chillicothe Subdivision, is anything but flat. Trains traversing this line must climb and descend many stee... (more)
Looking more like a steam engine, a westbound intermodal led by one of GE's Tier 4 locomotives struggles upgrade through the small town of Fairhope, Pennsylvania.
Smoke Them Butts! Working the SE Yard Job, a butthead switcher puts on a smoke show as it switches a long string of tank cars in the yard. Not only are these type switchers a rarity in... (more)
The work train crew prepares to get ready for a move, and blueish white EMD smoke plumes from the stacks as this oddball of a locomotive revs up.
The two B40-8W units strain to pull the freight up the incline at Burns Junction.