REDEMPTION! 2011 Master's OCS heading home! After getting burned by horrible weather conditions on it's trip to Augusta, I got lucky enough to chase the Northbound OCS on its return ... (more)
After setting out a few dozen empty grain hoppers and WIR 20 at Spangle, a W&I grain shuttle (with BNSF road power) works southward through the fertile Palouse toward its ultimate destination at O... (more)
About an hour into its second trip over Donner finds the SPMW 209 cleaning up the leftovers of an Eastbound Spreader set up Main #1. This single Rotary set included the SPMW 8208 "snail" for elect... (more)
As the sun sets behind the Wasatch Mountains, the constant battle against gravity continues as a train struggles up the 2.4% grade to the summit. Even with four big units up front and a DPU at the... (more)
Our oarsman for the morning takes a breather as he admires the pair of ALCOs taking a heavy freight train over the holy River Ganges on the Malaviya Bridge.
The Hopi Buttes provide a backdrop as sunrise catches a westbound Z climbing the Arizona Divide while in the distance a eastbound rolls downgrade toward Winslow.
Pot of gold: #478 hauling a freight train blows down her boiler at the legendary spot on the former D&RGW Narrow Gauge. The rainbow only lasted a few seconds, and was luckily captured that happen... (more)
Saint Paul wraps around the Empire Builder on a frigid -22F Minnesota morning.
CPR GP9 8700 is loading the barge with carloads of lumber on Slocan Lake, after which the Iris G will take the barge and its load to Slocan City at the south end of the lake for connection to the ... (more)
Norfolk Southern SD50 5440 busts through a pile of snow at a crossing in Carlock, Illinois on Thursday Feb 3, 2011 following the February blizzard that blanketed much of the midwest. The former Co... (more)
BNSF 5852 and KCS 4614 with westbound coal loads head through the Columbia River Gorge on Cooks Siding, passing a rail train.
An outbound freight train departs from the yard as a hump trim crew pulls cars from the bowl tracks in front of the trim tower at BNSF's large Galesburg Classification Yard in Galesburg, IL.
A westbound B&O manifest struggles around Turkey Foot curve and past the CPLs on October 21, 1979. Back then, it always fascinated me just how much tonnage B&O could tie on to two worn out Geeps.... (more)
The Milky Way and a million stars shine bright over the signal bridge at Henry House, AB.
Season's Greetings! Marquette Rail's 2010 Santa Train gets a friendly wave from a snowman as it approaches the tiny village of Fountain in northwest Michigan. This train makes multip... (more)