With at the time, a bold forecast of heavy grain traffic in Canada, the decision was made to bring in reinforcements, i.e., pull power out of storage, which meant all but about half a dozen 8-40CM... (more)
Almost 27 years since it was built for the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, UP 1089 points its nose north toward the Watsonville yard in the midst of a downpour as one of two ex-Southern Pacific se... (more)
A North Jersey Coast Line train to New York City cruises across the Raritan River with the winter sun rising on the horizon.
Every night is an adventure trackside! Tonight brought freezing rain covering everything in over a quarter inch of ice by train time. Notice the ice spraying off the rail at the front wheel of 380... (more)
As the quickly setting sun disappears below the horizon, the last bit of sunlight can be seen reflecting off of Amtrak's Southwest Chief. Here it idles alongside the station platform in Raton, NM ... (more)
Union Pacific 3012 makes it's first coastline appearance on the head end of Amtrak 11.
The first of three snow storms to hit the Arizona Divide has started to impact the college town of Flagstaff, Ariz. With roads covered with snow and ice, the high volume of traffic from the BNSF T... (more)
Amtrak 20 blasts through the town of Central, SC, disrupting the peace of an otherwise calm night, with a highly acceptable duo in the lead.
NS high hood SD40-2 Nș1625, built in September 1973, is one and the first of an 11 unit order from N&W, the following N&W SD40-2 purchases came with standard issue 81" low noses. This small eleven... (more)
BNSF 7555, leading an empty eastbound ethanol train, sits on the main while the crew investigates a problem related to setting off a hot box detector.
BNSF 3842 leads a westbound train upgrade toward Ash Hill just as the last rays of sun light paint the scene.
High hood GP9 498 basks in the light in Winchester and Western's Corning Yard. GP38 2197 rests on the adjacent track.
Yesterday, January 15th, my girlfriend and I rode Amtrak's Ski Train named "Winter Park Express" between Denver and Winter Park, Colorado. The train consist includes two GE P42DCs, NPCU ... (more)
Looking splendid in VTR red & white! The 431 leads CLP 263 past the Green Mountain Baptist Church in Center Rutland at 04:11 during a light rain which only enhances the attractive paint scheme.