DPUs crossing the slide near Fields, Oregon on the Cascade Subdivision. DPUs here take a beating from the smoke in the many tunnels between Oakridge and Cascade Summit.
UP 7643 leads 4 NS units on the ZLCAI.
UP 7368 shoves on an eastbound coal train.
A battered SD45R has just led a manifest freight over Soldier Summit and into Helper, Utah. Trailing the Kodachrome-painted SP diesel is a unit from the recently merged Rio Grande and another SP u... (more)
Amtrak's southbound Silver Meteor passes a NJ Transit stopped at the Broad Street Elizabeth station.
"In Need of a Cleaning"
Those trackside without a scanner on this day would've had no problem identifying this train as 23Z for the crew had some fun and wrote the symbol of the ... (more)
"They pull the same tonnage, dirty or clean" (attributed to a Clinchfield operating official from that era). The Clinchfield Railroad's diesels looked great when they were freshly painte... (more)
Old and Dirty The Last Locomotive in the (corroded) XMPR1 Color Scheme.
A stopped SP SD40-2M No. 8660 (leading a CRGVC) cries out for a bath while SSW B40-8 No. 8058 (leading a KCOAF) rolls by in Spanish Fork Canyon on Feb. 4, 1995.
Here we see the effects of running through the 6.6 mile long Moffat Tunnel - some of the grimiest UP power I have seen waiting in the north end of the North Yard.
A pair of SD45Rs brings Southern Pacific train CIPTT (City of Industry CA to Portland OR Trailers) through Dike, the SP's name for Devore, California. The train is made up exclusively of Swift Tr... (more)
Under a nice early winter evening, empty ore train departs with an Evo in charge bound to Carajás Mining Complex. It will travel for the entire night until get there on the next morning.
Four tunnel motors haul a grain train through Little 10 Curve all the while climbing the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies en-route to Fresno, CA. Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
Late afternoon winter sun lights 9032-9017-9023 working an empty coal train west to load, the valley has lost its lovely green paddocks and farmers since being bought by coal mining companies.