Union Pacific 4141, the President George H. W. Bush unit, basks in the late afternoon sun outside the Jenks Locomotive Shops in North Little Rock. Photo taken with permission.
While railfanning in the Colton area, we heard over our scanner the engineer on the Santa Fe San Jac Local informing the dispatcher that they had derailed their caboose. We arrived a few minutes ... (more)
A brilliant sunset over Cajon Pass as Southern Pacific "snoot" 8381 waits in the helper spur at Dike for the next westbound train to push over the Cajon summit.
It is Christmas morning and things are pretty quiet at the Southern Pacific diesel service area in the Tucson Yard. The diesel service area was full of interesting surprises, with Cotton Belt, SP... (more)
A Canadian National grain train led by 5239 rolls across the Boston Bar bridge in the Fraser River Canyon.
EMD 764 after the aftermath of a major derailment involving three trains. The SF 2862 east plowed into another eastbound waiting at Mountainair, NM for an approaching westbound hotshot. The result... (more)
The engineer on the SP 6328 invited me up on to the front walkway and take photographs of the approaching westbound train. It turned out to be the Blue Streak Merchandise Fast Forward (BSMFF), th... (more)
The helper engineer on the SP 8499 invited me up into the cab to take photographs of the approaching Oil Can train led by SP 8243. In a flash I was up in the cab, happy as can be, taking photos a... (more)
This 2-8-2 Mikado was built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway in 1922. This Baldwin Locomotive Works Builder's photo card is from the J. R. Doughty col... (more)
A little different view of the always busy Tucson yard diesel service area. Note the yard tower in the distance.
Canadian Pacific 5647 sports fresh paint and the special Vancouver Expo 86 logo as it slows to a stop in Boston Bar.
The crew on the Huntington Beach Local has tied down their train and walked down the street for dinner. After dinner, they will take their train back to Anaheim. This area has changed a great de... (more)
On a few occasions, especially when our Mom and sisters where out of the house, my Dad would take his LP record "Valle del Locomotora de Vapor" (Valley of the Steam Locomotives), put it ... (more)
UP SD40-2 Snoot units 1630 and 1617 at the North Little Rock yard turntable along with units from CSX and NS. Photo taken with permission.
NS 8108 leads a westbound mixed manifest along the banks of Nicknack Lake.