One of BNSF's "heritage fleet" of covered hoppers rests fittingly at a former Northern Pacific yard in Duluth. A number of hoppers are adorned with logos of BNSF predecessor railroads fo... (more)
Thunderstorms dance around the Kanawha River valley painting the sky and highlighting unique low hanging cloud structure during an unusual nighttime August thunderstorm.
"STEEL ROAD TO THE STARS"
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Who needs a drone? While my kids were more interested in the glass bottom observation platform at Willis (Sears) Tower I found the passenger train activity more rewarding. Looking south at the lar... (more)
Five Milwaukee Road GP-series diesels rest on the garden tracks next to the turntable at the railroad’s West Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Shops in 1984. In the following year, the bankrupt railroad would... (more)
3 LPG tankers car derail over bridge. difficult to rescue!!!
One of many unique SP items on display.
Today's westbound Rocky Mountaineer eases through the curves of the downslope of Kicking Horse Pass on its way to Lake Louise and points west.
What was once a bustling yard at the north end of the L&N is now home to hundreds of stored rail cars. Some of these will be rebuilt by Progress Rail (buildings visible at the top of the photo), b... (more)
Amtrak conductor Larry Bjornson unloads bags from the new baggage car of Amtrak's westbound Cardinal No. 51 in a damp and humid Huntington, W.Va. on the night of July 19, 2015.
Located 251 miles from Chicago along the busy BNSF Aurora Sub, these ABS signals will show green all night unless something passes on main#2. These signals date back to the CB&Q days. Unfortunatel... (more)
With a half moon illuminating partly cloudy skies, a westbound loaded coal train exits the Coal River Subdivision with an approach slow signal at "Indian", CLF 1.0 on the railroad's form... (more)
This 6:30am sunrise was only missing one thing, a train.
The Zephyr Returns. On Father's Day of 2015, a recreation of the famous California Zephyr traveled roundtrip from Oakland to Portola. The train consisted of four stainless steal rail cars,... (more)