Montana Rail Link's Laurel to Missoula manifest freight streaks through Lombard, Montana during an awesome light show courtesy of Mother Nature. I'm standing on the abutment of the old Milwaukee R... (more)
Amid the hustle and bustle of life in New York City, day transitions to dark on this June evening as a Queens bound 7-local train arrives at 40th Street station in Queens. The city's Empire State ... (more)
Traversing remote and spectacular Sheep Canyon, BNSF’s north local (Cowley turn) out of Greybull, Wyoming, traces the Bighorn River on the hot afternoon of June 23, 2016. Two recently reactivated ... (more)
Piercing through a deteriorating cloud deck and resting on the shoulders of the western Rockies, a June sun illuminates prairie lands of rural Colorado just outside of Trinidad. Pointed toward La ... (more)
A westbound BNSF manifest heavy in unfinished steel, I-beams and tank cars climbs the 2% grade thru South Boulder Canyon. The train has 5 big motors, configured 3x2. The railroad has followed Sout... (more)
Railfanning is all about luck, and today... luck was definitely on my side. After getting pelted by heavy rain and hail for a few minutes, the sound of the RBBB Circus Train could be heard and the... (more)
An R160 train has just left Stillwell Avenue station at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York for it's journey through Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. It is because of trains like these that the Tran... (more)
The Carolinian passes scenic cherry blossoms and monuments in its way out of Washington.
As the first golden rays of sun begin shining through the treetops, a westbound unit grain train races across the massive fill and into the rock cut at Granite, Idaho on "The Funnel". So... (more)
A Public Service of Colorado coal train climbs through Coal Creek Canyon approaching Tunnel 1 on Union Pacific's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision. The 97 car train will load at the Energy mine on the Cra... (more)
"Is this heaven?" Shoeless Joe might not mistake Logan for heaven since the Field of Dreams is on the other side of the state, but Iowa served up a heavenly afternoon for me as I... (more)
Returning to Durango from Silverton, the last train of the day eases into the sharp curves at the high line near Rockwood, southbound on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
A nearly new EMD SD70AH leads UP Train ZYCLD 28 south at 68 MPH on the UP Jonesboro Sub. along MO State Highway 25 deep in former Cotton Belt territory just after sunset.
I'm still not used ... (more)
The Great Trans-Iranian Railway
You like the most spectacular railroad locations on Earth? Then you should add Iran to your collection of places to visit. And once there, the T... (more)
With Oregon's Mt. Hood looming proudly in the background, an empty BNSF oil train glides gracefully along the mighty Columbia River and heads east back to North Dakota and the Bakken Oil Fields fo... (more)