Whatever it takes. In the early 1960s, construction began on the Oroville Dam. Once the dam was completed, the resulting reservoir flooded the Western Pacific mainline east of Oroville. A new rout... (more)
The sun shines through dense fog and down onto a BNSF intermodal charging up Tehachapi's western slope between tunnels 1 and 2.
The empty iron ore train approaching of old tunnel EFVM at RH12.
“Close Encounters” ~ Eerily silent – the florescent landing lights and glow of what at first glance appears to be an alien craft counting down to liftoff thrusting its rocket, spear-like plume of ... (more)
Strasburg Rail Road 2-10-0 No. 90 passes over the only bridge on the railroad with a Night Before Christmas Train. This backlit scene is a new perspective on a frequently photographed location.
The thunder rolls. On a cold stormy day in Northern California, Union Pacific 6662 guides a heavy MNPRVX around the Williams Loop, east of Quincy. At over 7,000' in length, this train easily has t... (more)
EMLX 329 and company takes on fuel before heading west with a scoot train on 4/13/17. A departing Alaska Airlines flight from Spokane is above the train on the left hand side.
In the Hall of Honor. As you tour the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History, The General is the last exhibit you see before exit. As I left the facility, I could not resist thi... (more)
Service is over for these old rails. Produced in 1940 by Thyssen (Germany), these rails were then used for childern railway in Kharkov until these days. Now they are being replaced by newer soviet... (more)
Finding the morning light as it peaks out of Tunnel 10, BNSF 7161 leads a Barstow-bound manifest off the Tehachapi Loop and towards Marcel.
A matching trio of 'Heritage 2' Dash 9s are on the point of a 12,921 ton Kansas City to Barstow manifest as it passes by an aging barn just a few miles west of Emporia.
“Dust to Dust” ~ On a still warmed sunsetting August day, suspended in the melted margarine sky sediment stirred up by combines harvesting wheat turns to ever so slightly drifting dust cloaking a ... (more)
P&WV (WE) 101 brings up the tail end of W&LE train 612 across Banning Bridge spanning the Yough Valley and a frozen, tundra like Youghiogheny River.
217 passes through the town of Matewan, as seen through the gate of the flood wall.