The gas local glides along the Flathead River on the way to Thompson Falls to be loaded as a gorgeous sunrise starts to crest the mountains to the east. This train will have locomotive issues late... (more)
The sound of the Cheakamus River rushing through the canyon is the only thing that can be heard for miles, that is until a northbound CN pierces the silence as it climbs upgrade. Five locomotives ... (more)
Never say never in these times of locomotives being shared among the major railroads! Tonights attraction on Canadian Pacifics ex-D&H North End in Northern New York passes the Port Henry station b... (more)
Last night while out storm chasing I happened upon a coal train sitting in the Stowe yard overnight. NS1019 was in perfect line from the storms moving in from the west. After dozens of shots I was... (more)
Making close to track speed, a westbound intermodal is almost at the top of one of the gentlest crossings of the Rocky Mountains at Yellowhead Pass. Snow dusts the trees, and sub-zero temperatures... (more)
NS train 187 crosses the Chattahoochee River on its nightly run from Macon, GA, to Birmingham, AL. Union Pacific's "Chicago Northwestern" heritage unit, SD70ACe #1995, leads the way as the train ... (more)
Just before sunup in frosty downtown Keystone, W.Va., NS's Interstate heritage unit shoves train No. 776 up Elkhorn Grade, with locomotives in notch-8, awakening the sleeping mining community on a... (more)
At 8:58 am the first of the morning light illuminates the valley of the New River Gorge as westbound mixed freight Q303 and its eight car consist snake their way through Backus, and soon to be Qui... (more)
Several GEs lead a coal empty around Big Ten Curve as fog settles over the Denver Metro Area just after sunrise.
Patience pays off here overlooking Main St. in West Brownsville as after watching a trio of NS coal trains go down the street past me, the desired CSX train appears at 03:35, completely dominating... (more)
DME train 487 waits in the hole at Cobden, MN, for opposition not yet out of Tracy while lighting and thunderstorms rage over southern Minnesota
CN A416 heads through some foggy swamps west of Jasper as the sunrise hits the mountain peaks.
An eastbound stack train waits for a higher-priority TOFC train to pass it under a vast illuminated sky in the Arizona desert.
A ballast train has been tied down on the former Modoc mainline at Flanigan, as lingering debris clouds from the day's thunderstorms roll east toward the Smoke Creek desert.