With Little Gore Canyon in the background, Amtrak train 5 rolls along near Bond, CO on November 9, 2017.
Amtrak train 5, the westbound California Zephyr, cruises along beside the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon as it approaches its station stop in Glenwood Springs, CO on a beautiful November 9, 201... (more)
Shortly before sunset, a hot westbound intermodal - the dispatcher called it a "silver Z" - has just crossed into Arizona. The next crew change point, Winslow, is a little over 100 mile... (more)
In a few minutes this westbound coal train will cross from New Mexico into Arizona. Power is three units on the head end and four DPUs.
As the sun continues to rise on Halloween morning, BNSF 4461 leads the V SBDCSX4 30A past the rear DPU of the S OMASCO3 27A at West Darling.
A Dash 9 and two Warbonnets pull a freight past the ponds at the Valmont Power Station in Boulder.
Coming through! Heading away from the setting sun, a BNSF stack train powers-up as it leaves Ludlow and races towards Ash Hill and points east.
An eastbound domestic intermodal is about to duck under the old route 66 highway overpass at Correo, just after meeting a westbound counterpart. Mount Taylor and the red cliffs at Marmon can be se... (more)
The day is almost over in western New Mexico as this westbound stack train works upgrade from Bacca toward the setting sun. Thoreau and the continental divide are a few miles ahead.
A stack train heads past the Mohawk Mountains on a warm October evening and demonstrates how the 'Sunset Route' gained its famously apt moniker.
Cotton Belt 7283, SP 7441, and EMD 6047 lead a westbound manifest at Cochise, Arizona. Lease power, like the EMD 6047, could be seen all across the Sunset Route on the power short SP.
Southern Pacific 7754 leads a former BN 6466 and a hot intermodal train through Tucson. The SP was power short and all sorts of pool power would pass through Tucson.
An eastbound stack train finally finds a curve in the tracks as it approaches Mohawk in western Arizona.
Engineer Mel Baughman smiles from the cab of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5349 at East Carbon, Utah, on February 5, 2004. Around Helper, these sullied, weary, black locomotives parked over by the en... (more)
It was a real treat to catch two Santa Fe cowl unit as the sole power of a train. SDP40Fu 5261 and F45 5956 round a big sweeping curve east of East Guam, New Mexico.