On a pretty August 2, 1996, morning, an eastbound Southern Pacific autorack train passes Crystal Lakes south (railroad east) of Malta, Colorado, on the scenic line over Tennessee Pass. The train i... (more)
This westbound is about 30 miles out of East St. Louis on Union Pacific's Sedalia Sub..
BLE 909 adds to the spectacular fall colors as this empty taconite train makes its way north for another load of pellets at United Taconite.
Led by a colorful set of locomotives, an eastbound train on the Siskiyou Line is working up the 3+% grade to Siskiyou Summit.
A warm easterly breeze flattens the exhaust from six Trona Railway SD40s as they toil upgrade past the Trona Pinnacles.
It's late in the day and after dropping off a loaded train these faded old SDs are ready to turn their back on the setting sun and head for home with a long string of empties.
With just a few miles left to go, six of the Trona Railway's 'second generation' EMDs are making steady progress as they attack the long grade up through the Spangler Hills to the interchange at S... (more)
After the long climb up from Trona a train of loaded hoppers are pushed back down the old Lone Pine branch, where they'll await collection by the Union Pacific.
DRGW 5401 seems to be right at home at the Colorado Railroad Museum. A peeling UP patch with number 9871 still adorns the sides of the cab, but the number boards were thankfully backdated to refl... (more)
Trona Railway SD40T-2 #2005 leads a train of loaded soda ash toward the Union Pacific interchange at Searles, as it passes the Westend chemical complex in Trona.
It's always exciting to find that a train is running on the Trona Railway, as it generally means there'll be several opportunities to see (and hear) some battle-scarred old SD40s giving it their a... (more)
One of my 1st trips on my own was a trip out to Montana and Utah back in 2000. One of the things on the "Hit List" was this dirt train on the ex-Rio Grande" out of Helper, Utah. Eve... (more)
Minutes after BNSF's OCS train went by north ITSX 2847 and 2839 pull a cut of intermodal cars out the south end of BNSF's Alliance Yard before reversing back in to the yard.