A westbound BNSF welded rail train crawls along the edge of the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon at Lombard, Montana, on the afternoon of June 30, 2017.
Late in the afternoon of June 27, 2017, with thunderstorms rumbling to the southwest, the sun highlights the mountains surrounding Lombard Canyon as a westbound BNSF coal train approaches Toston, ... (more)
Snaking through the scenic Thompson River Canyon between Seddall and Morris, British Columbia, is westbound Canadian National manifest freight No. 301 on September 26, 2015.
Early on the morning of June 24, 2017, a northbound BNSF freight bends around a sharp curve entering Himes Canyon located along the Bighorn River between Himes and Kane, Wyoming, on BNSF’s Casper ... (more)
Two Metra commuter trains powered by Motive Power Inc. locomotives wait for departure time on the north end of Chicago Union Station, on November 9, 2017.
Metra EMD F40PH-2 No. 179 powers a six-car train of bi-level cars and is making its way toward Chicago Union Station with a trainload of commuters passing Taylor Street just north of Roosevelt Roa... (more)
Commuters rush to their trains bound for home at Chicago Union Station on the afternoon of November 8, 2017.
At dawn on November 9, 2017, an eastbound Metra commuter train flies past the glowing platform lights at Naperville, Illinois, on track No. 2. The view is through the door window on the lower leve... (more)
The conductor of a Metra/BNSF commuter train waits for his passengers to arrive and board his train parked on Track 4 at Chicago Union Station on November 8, 2017.
As another late autumn night begins, a RTD A Line train to the airport is about to depart Denver Union Station under its unique trainshed in Denver, Colorado, on November 7, 2017.
Engineer Mel Baughman smiles from the cab of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5349 at East Carbon, Utah, on February 5, 2004. Around Helper, these sullied, weary, black locomotives parked over by the en... (more)
Goodbye, MelRailroading and I lost a friend last week. Mel Baughman was born in Rifle, Colorado, on November 2, 1948, and began working for the Rio Grande in 1967, subsequently becoming... (more)
An eastbound BNSF empty oil train follows the banks of the Kootenay River approaching Troy, Montana, on the afternoon of October 8, 2017.
Led by venerable EMD SD9 No. 6157, a westbound Burlington Northern work train rumbles through Highlands, Illinois, on August 2, 1986.
Canadian Pacific train No. 199 rolls across the Columbia River at Revelstoke, British Columbia, on September 30, 2015.