The summer has not gotten off to a good start here in the Last Frontier. Plenty of dark dreary skies and rain, lots of rain. So when you get a sunny afternoon you make the most of the opportunity.... (more)
An Alaska Railroad freight pops out of the Portage Tunnel, crosses Placer Creek, and rolls through Bear Valley and will soon enter the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel. A 2.5 mile road/rail tunnel t... (more)
An empty rock train heads for Richards Spur, MN
Pulling hard up the long grade through Norman cut, CSX G199-05 (Olney,IL-Marietta,GA/GNRR) is approaching the town of Tullahoma, TN (MP J-65.9) heading south on the CSX Chattanooga Sub. The loaded... (more)
The lead locomotive begins the crossing of the Hurricane Guch bridge with the creek some 296 feet below. It is quite the sight on this day.
A KCS Belle makes a rare appearance on a CSX intermodal heading south down the River Sub headed for northern New Jersey. Trailing unit is CSX 5441.
A BNSF coal train weaves its way through the Nebraska Sandhills farm country as the livestock continues to graze without a care.
While making the drive to Seward I caught up with the Coastal Classic, also en route to Seward, and grabbed this shot along Kenai Lake. Not a bad addition to my drive south for a day cruise.
A TP&W crew takes the Cilco Edwards coal train across the Illinois River heading to the plant.
Cruising on the mainline with 7,492 feet of train, Q685-08 travels south with a MAC on the point. All 123 cars that it's composed of, wheel flanges will be lubricated here at mp. 843.
The final northbound Swift RoadRailer train nears Klamath Falls on BNSF's Gateway Sub.
BNSF coal meets IAIS detour.
Selkirk-Montreal Canadian National #326 is departing Carr siding after meeting with southbound #327 moving away on the mainline. The Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York are visible in the bac... (more)
Warbonnet EMD SD75M No. 8284 shares floor space with a group of Grinstein-schemed EMD SD70MACs inside the locomotive shop at Alliance, Nebraska, on July 21, 2003.
CSX 4738 (SD70MAC) leads CSX Q131 west into Danville, Indiana on a beautiful March morning.