Carrying a Torch for UtahAfter participating in the Olympic Torch Relay for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, the Union Pacific refurbished their "cauldron car" for use ... (more)
The K5LA horns on Amtrak ACS-64 Sprinters feature conical debris filters and heated back caps to prevent failure in the winter. Pretty tricked out!
What a Recession Looks LikeA visit to Southern Pacific's primary yard and shop complex in Los Angeles, Taylor Yard (located just north of downtown), during the 1973-1975 recession p... (more)
With the "hood popped" we get a view of the inside of the prime mover.
UP 8519 sits next to the infamous UP 4141 Bush still wrapped up and waiting delivery to Texas A&M. Many other units and engine part make up the latest line up at the UP Jenks shops as summer thund... (more)
Various Rock Island and MoPac locomotives at Pielet Brothers.
It appears one of the locomotives in the 1st swing help has developed teething problems on the 3% above Pando. Two crew members have the doors open trouble shooting a problem on the second motor. ... (more)
I had the rare and distinct honor of photographing the AEM-7 Farewell Excursion photo op from the head end. The engineer tugs at the whistle cord to sound the horn as we proceed into the MARC sta... (more)
Three generations of engines sit outside the UP Jenk shop in Little Rock. SD70M 4167, SD70ACE 8823 and GP38-2 526 sporting the baby wings on the nose.
Original SD40-2 3229 and UP 835 sit outside the UP Jenks shops in Little Rock in a beautiful afternoon. Notice the newer snow plow on the 3229.
SP patched GP60 1063 sits underneath the big Union Pacific shield at the North Little Rock Jenks shops.
A Southern Pacific covered hopper awaits departure from North Yard in Salt Lake City for Ogden on July 30, 2016.
Three SD70ACS export locomotives bound for Saudi Arabia make their way through central Ohio.
It almost looks like a one of the main yard tracks at Canadian National’s Proctor Yard is ballasted with taconite pellets on June 13, 2016. This yard is a former Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range pro... (more)
Valley Railroad fireman Bill launches a shovefull of coal into Mikado No. 40s firebox as the train pulls an excursion northbound through Chester, Connecticut