Pigeons scatter as UP 7883, 7520, & 4302 lead a westbound manifest.
What was no doubt state-of-the-art technology when it opened in 1979, the Minnesota Zoo Monorail now looks like an outdated throwback to the 1970s. Why did the zoo choose a monorail? They wanted... (more)
A hawk makes a nice appearance as westbound UP stacks highball through Kinsman.
FEC train 920 heads north across the Crane Creek Bridge with a long string of rock cars.
Cascade green and ducks On July 14, 1987, another Burlington Northern coal empty passes the shore of Palmer Lake on Colorado’s infamous Joint Line. A General Electric C30-7 leads three ... (more)
Keokuk Junction Railway's set of FP9A units roll west into Cuba, Illinois, with 62 cars. Steve Smedley photo
Many birds where probably wondering, how dare this train disturb feeding time at the tracks! Birds scatter out of the way of this heavy crude oil train to avoid being hit and becoming a new hood o... (more)
Sun rays filter through the trees after a late afternoon rain shower. I pass by this crossing a hundred or more times a year, but this time was special and I just had to stop. After firing off a f... (more)
Flamingos and the Railroad: In the middle range of the Andes, 4000 meters above sea level, this train of the railway company FCAB through the huge and impressive "Salar de Ascotan" (Salt fl... (more)
Bound for Farnham, a Montreal Maine & Atlantic crude oil train emerges from the thick fog envelopping the Richelieu River Valley on a wintry December morning
A blast from BNSF 4389's horn scatters a flock of seagulls as it departs Salt Lake City for Stockton.
Harper's Ferry, WV 11/6/2012 - The sun has yet to break over the hills as Canadian geese eat their breakfast, oblivious to the the Q-751 "Rock Runner" trundling onto the wooden tressel at Harper's... (more)
Iowa Interstate Gevos 512, 501, and 506 lead the westbound out of Iowa City and over the Iowa River bridge.
A Re 460 with an EW IV push-pull train is crossing the Grandfey viaduct over the Schiffenen lake.
The swans were a little more than a lucky coincidence - we had no bread to attract ... (more)
A Wing Man... The sound of the quietness of downtown Truckee at sunrise is broken by the sounds of two of UP's finest. An ES44AC and a SD70M tackle the monstrous grade of Donner Pass. The ... (more)