The biggest attention grabber out on the rails this season, Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train stops on top of the Grand River bridge allowing residents of near by Cambridge, Ontario to view the ful... (more)
Outstanding color in the pre-dawn sky!
A museum piece. Red signals barely visible against the red Eastern Washington sky. For the engineer of BNSF 7531, reds, blues, and blacks are broken from the light of an oncoming manifest w... (more)
EBT 15 simmers by the yard office under a spectacular sunset before taking out the Night Train more than an hour late.
Ex-Santa Fe 556 with her worn and faded Warbonnet paint scheme is seen sitting on the BNSF House Track at Longmont, CO. This unit is currently in service on a Local that operates between Longmont... (more)
The NKP signals stand guard at dawn in Townwood, Ohio, on a misty summer morning. No trains came through during the two hours I waited here. This location is an old farm crossing, and with two fee... (more)
A beautiful sky at sunset
I'm tooling around Tacoma after fixing the "little trains" only to realize I've seriously misjudged the sunset. I should be at Steilacoom, but that's a half hour away. Where, where can I go to c... (more)
Having never lived near a large body of water before, I had no direct experience with how awe-inspiring sunsets in such regions could be. Shortly after moving to the Seattle area, I found out in ... (more)
7 FURX 40's power this Marquette, IA to Mason City, IA manifest train west towards Mason. The train is passing MP 37 as the sun is about to set. Ossian is at MP 36, which is 36 miles west of Marqu... (more)
Southern Pacific SD-70 with Alpine Glow from Mount Shasta at sunset.
A friendly wave from BNSF 891 as it approaches Union Station, a colorful but faded consist with a Warbonnet in the lead.
Sunrise at Chipman Road. The clouds obscured the sun defusing the lighting, but the resulting (brief) pink sky was nice.
The westbound Sunset Limited crosses the mysterious Willcox Playa at dusk on an otherwise very quiet evening.
4224's crew just died right on the mainline, but the trains kept coming. Crew change had just been completed and 4224 was off as another unit train started up the siding at rillito.