Ex Conrail Q SD80MAC 4595 rolls eastbound on the connection with CSX freight Q406.
The day's first train load of copper ore is seen here about to unload in Hayden. The cars have slots about two feet up from the bottom which allow the copper to fall onto a awaiting conveyer belt.... (more)
American Beauty switcher 107 disappears into the vast confines of the the American Cast Iron Pipe Company plant adjacent to Finley Yard in Birmingham.
The Auburn bound Capitol #536 shoves East towards the huge Conoco-Phillips refinery.
The massive Conoco-Phillips refinery continues to do its thing while a Westbound stack train bound for the Port of Oakland rolls along the edge of the Carquinez Straits.
One-hundred-and-thirty-nine platforms of double stacks roll West into the setting sun along the Carquinez Straits with the massive Conoco-Phillips Refinery hard at work in the background.
An empty coal train gets moving westward, while eastbound produce sits waiting for the crew to get settled in for the journey to Chicago. Taken right around Midnight at the UP yard in Clinton, Iow... (more)
Union 18 shoves into Valley Yard before an awesome early Fall sunset.
Most days of the week you can find UP's switch job working the tideflats district of Tacoma. Headquartered in Fife, the crew works their way through Bullfrog Junction, crosses over the Puyallup... (more)
RS GP38-3s 62 and 63 depart the smelter at Alma, Quebec with 7 paper boxcars and 27 empty hoppers for the CN interchange at Saguenay-Power.
U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Works
Freeport McMoran's massive copper mill complex sit behind a quartet of aging GP38's specially geared for the severe grade the line encounters.
Westbound Train #5 rolls past the Valero Refinery in Rodeo, while still skirting the edge of the San Pablo Bay.
Mill switchers sit idle at the Mingo Plant during one of Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel's many labor disputes.