At dusk on a summer evening in Galesburg, IL, BNSF's engine facility is filled with a fleet of locomotives.
An NS run-through vehicle rain drops down into the West Bottoms. Behind it, an eastbound UP coal train heads east.
BNSF GEVO No. 5965 is DPU on the rear of an eastbound coal load at Batavia, IA. At trackside is a local grain elevator.
Late in the day, it's very cold as BNSF 7535 West, likely a manifest out of the Twin Cities, enters Galesburg Yard. The relief valves on the locomotive are kicking up snowflakes as they move down ... (more)
As three NS southbound trains wait for their crews at Oakdale, a track inspector prepares to get off the rail at the grade crossing here.
At dusk on a winter's evening, Amtrak No. 5 departs Galesburg, IL, for the West Coast.
A shop worker rides the front steps of C40-8 No. 7574 as he and an engineer reposition the big locomotive to another track.
A crew of three, including a red-headed woman, walks toward its train, NS 9508 North, an empty coiled steel train headed for Middletown, OH, for another load. Meanwhile, a 216 train out of Jackson... (more)
Late on a beautiful but chilly winter's afternoon, a substantial grouping of power sits in front of the shop at Queensgate Yard. 8611 and 2479 are both EMD SD50s, with the latter being ex-Conrail.
A night settles over Cincinnati, an NS 264 RoadRailer departs Gest. St. Yard.
The tail end of a ghostly CSX vehicle train headed north passes the classic CPLs at Glendale.
Two different versions of the SD40-2, both with respect to paint scheme and superstructure configuration, lead a northbound CSX vehicle train at CT Junction.
Early in the morning, NS 2641 South tops the grade at Kings Mountain, KY, as it roars through the big cut there.
With full dynamic brake engaged, NS 9945 North crawls downgrade into Oakdale, TN.
CSX 5275 South makes its way through Covington on the high line after coming off the C&O Bridge. From our vantage point in Devou Park, the Ohio River Valley is beautiful indeed.