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.
A faded and worn Warbonnet leads an eastbound freight at Little Falls.
187 leaves Salem next to the blooming pink trees at the post office.
A pair of QJ's, climbing toward Jing Peng Pass, are silhouetted against the twilight as they cross the curving viaduct at Si Ming Yi.
Sunrise finds two I&O EMD's idling on "the hill."