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)
The Aurora Borealis! For years I've waited to see it, spending hours on "Aurora tracking" websites in hopes of there being an Aurora storm at the right time and with clear skies. Finally, o... (more)
With the sun setting after 11 PM in July there isn't much chance for fireworks in Alaska. However if the day is nice one can shoot a few passenger trains returning to Anchorage late in the evening... (more)
An eastbound manifest led by Union Pacific SD70AH No. 8942 eases down the grade on Main 1 between Buford and Sherman Summit, Wyoming on November 28, 2015.
I've always said that rail fanning is 20 percent skill, 30 percent knowledge, and 50 percent luck. Well, today was nearly all luck. After having dinner in Peach Springs, my folks and I walked out ... (more)
The first of a series of showers and thunderstorms develop over the Front Range as they move north along the I-25 corridor. Seen here Union Pacific GP40-2 No. 1342 leads another GP40-2 on LDI07 25... (more)
Southern painted NS SD40 No. 3170 leads E14, relief for P94, south through Thomasville, NC on a comfortable April night. This was such a treat to see on the high iron of the Piedmont in 2016.
The morning sun has finally cleared the mountaintops to the east illuminating fog rising off the still waters of Frog Pond at Trout Creek, Montana, on September 25, 2008. A westbound BNSF manifest... (more)
A delight to the eyes emerges from the West Portal of State Line Tunnel at 02:03 in the form of CSXT 661 still wearing her as delivered paint scheme!
Nevada Northern #40 steams across Steptoe Creek as the rising sun peeks through her drivers. This was the last day of the annual winter photo charter put on by the railroad.
While out for a snowy evening stroll, a local family comes across Reading & Northern #425 simmering at the Jim Thorpe station. The young boy is captivated by the immense size of the locomotive, as... (more)
As the sun sets on a unseasonably warm February evening, Amtrak #11 glides over the Arroyo Hondo trestle as it journeys down the coast toward Santa Barbara.
High Hood GP38-2 NS 5060 leads a GP40-2 and a NS Road Slug with a special Hi-Wide load of 2 large generators across Hartwell Lake near Toccoa, GA on a bitterly cold morning just after first light.