The Aurora Borealis! For years I've waited to see it, spending hours on "Aurora tracking" websites in hopes of there being an Aurora storm at the right time and with clear skies. Finally, o... (more)
What in the world is worth getting up at 4:30 am, in 20 degree weather? How about to ride a train to pretty much the middle of nowhere. A few minutes after sunrise in the Steptoe valley, Nevada... (more)
An eastbound manifest led by Union Pacific SD70AH No. 8942 eases down the grade on Main 1 between Buford and Sherman Summit, Wyoming on November 28, 2015.
I've always said that rail fanning is 20 percent skill, 30 percent knowledge, and 50 percent luck. Well, today was nearly all luck. After having dinner in Peach Springs, my folks and I walked out ... (more)
Rush Hour in Philadelphia
A low setting Winter Sun envelops the catenary as it meets the horizon casting a golden glow down the barrel of the Northeast Corridor. In the foreground, a fou... (more)
In 2008 I made three trips to Alaska. This shot was taken on the last day of my second trip. In the very last moments of sunshine the Glacier Discovery rolls through the Girdwood Valley. In just s... (more)
Just down the mountain in Coal Creek Canyon, the sun shines, but there's still plenty of snow to go around. Seen here, BNSF ES44DC No. 7587 brings up the rear of the Denver, Colorado to Provo, Uta... (more)
The last few minutes of sunlight reflect off the side of an eastbound BNSF autorack train as it navigates through the S-curve at Hackberry, Arizona. The three units on the head end battle the grad... (more)
The northern lights flare over the lovely arches of the old Soo Line High Bridge over the St. Croix River.
611 runs from the last rays of sunlight at control point Edna in Reidsville, NC. The sun is also about to set on the classic Southern cantilever mast, as the hoodies are in place and ready to ass... (more)
The Spencer to Lynchburg "Virginian" begins it's journey as it crosses the calm waters of the Yadkin river on a beautiful April morning.
Norfolk And Western J-class No. 611's first excursion of 2016, a Spencer to Lynchburg round trip dubbed The Virginian, sails across the Yadkin River bridge on a beautiful spring morning.
The power for the NS local K80 uncoupled from its train a couple miles to the east and runs to Lee's Crossroads to switch and run around its cars to head back sout... (more)
The overhead catenary glistens in the Sun's last rays as Amtrak ACS-64 #624 leads a long distance train through Bristol Township in Northeast Pennsylvania.
The morning sun has finally cleared the mountaintops to the east illuminating fog rising off the still waters of Frog Pond at Trout Creek, Montana, on September 25, 2008. A westbound BNSF manifest... (more)