It’s just a “wedge” photo in the Sand Hills of Nebraska, but the Cascade green on this westbound Burlington Northern coal train sure looks nice on the early spring day of May 11, 1995. BN EMD SD40... (more)
After retrieving a covered hopper from the grain elevator at Harrison, Montana—the branch line’s only customer—Montana Rail Links’s 844 local heads back to Sappington descending on a 2.2 percent m... (more)
Couplers between two Rio Grande gons show wear, chipping paint and the indelible link between all cars that make a train as seen in Chama Yard in New Mexico in July 1981. Even though these coupler... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific “van” train, led by EMD DDA40X “Centennial” No. 6917, approaches Dale Junction on a desolate spring day on Wyoming’s Sherman Hill in April 1984.
Climbing toward Tunnel 1 on Union Pacific’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision is a westbound BNSF freight crossing the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon just east of Plainview, Colorado, on January 4, 2019.
A Denver & Rio Grande Western passenger special hurries westbound through Arvada, Colorado, on the morning of July 11, 1987. Rio Grande EMD GP40-2 No. 3116 and GP40 No. 3136 power the short three-... (more)
A Union Pacific passenger train has just crossed the Colorado River at Burns, Colorado, while traveling westbound over the Dotsero Cutoff on August 3, 2014. Powering the nine-car special is EMD S... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific passenger train follows the Colorado River at Burns, Colorado, while traversing the Dotsero Cutoff on August 3, 2014. Powering the nine-car special is EMD SD70ACe No. 879... (more)
A welder inside Union Pacific’s De Soto, Missouri, car shop repairs a freight car truck side frame on September 28, 2011.
Illuminated by the very last sunlight of October 11, 2018, a westbound Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad grain train grinds through the sweeping curve at Deep Creek, Washington, powered by two f... (more)
Rumbling through Wyoming’s scenic Wind River Canyon is a northbound BNSF freight just north of Dornick siding on June 20, 2017.
A panned photo of the nose of Soo Line EMD SD40-2 No. 6602 leading an eastbound train through Brookfield, Wisconsin, during the blue hour amid snowstorm on the eve of December 3, 1990.
A westbound Chicago & North Western freight waits to depart Butler yard in a Wisconsin snowstorm on December 3, 1990.
BC Rail (formerly British Columbia Railway) General Electric C40-8Mu Nos. 4622 and 4601 bracket the West Coast Railway Association’s Canadian Pacific GMD FP7 No. 4069 in the BCR locomotive facilit... (more)
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr curves toward Tunnel 1 just east of Plainview, Colorado, on the morning of January 4, 2019.