The switch heaters are working nicely at the Claycomo Spur turnout off the NS Kansas City District-BNSF Brookfield Sub.
Yep, it's that time of year again, folks.
"ALCO": a simple acronym that rolls off the tongue. The same one that will make grown men drive hundreds of miles only to take in the sights, sounds, and even smells that exit th... (more)
Following its return trip to Oakland from Sparks, NV, the privately owned passenger car "Virginia City" sits on the rear of Amtrak 5's consist as seen from the inspection pit running the... (more)
A dwarf protects the Big Coal Siding on a chilly Winter night after a little snow had fallen the night prior.
My last shot of the day and of the OTVR 1483 was appropriately a backlit sunset shot south of Lawndale. Originally built for the Nickel Plate Road almost 60 years ago, this veteran of the rails h... (more)
Next to the Trinidad siding and elevator, BNSF maintenance crews have stacked an interesting pile of stick rail which gave off a nice orange reflection in the day's last light.
The NS 4000 and NS 4002 "DC to AC" units lead the NS 756 south over an unusually clear Mayo River.
The defining feature of the Jellico Branch is its intense southbound grade as it climbs the side of Jellico Mountain out of Elk Valley. This northbound empty coal train is seen here easing off of ... (more)
In a timeless scene of steam in Southern California, Santa Fe 3751 slowly backs off the Redondo turntable and onto the coupling track as it heads for North Yard to join the display equipment waiti... (more)
The two GE P42DCs on Amtrak No. 6, the California Zephyr, smoke a bit coming out of a curve beneath the imposing Bookcliffs between Solitude and Floy, Utah, on the morning of March 5, 2012. Union ... (more)
Fireman Jim DeRocher aboard Milwaukee Road 261
There is not a whole lot that sounds and looks better than a pair of Lima built Berks hauling a freight train at sunrise... it really doesn't get much better at all.
Painted in CNW like paint scheme, Boone & Scenic Valley FP7 reveals its true Canadian heritage.