East of Needles near the Colorado River border with California and Arizona, the BNSF Transcon traverses some interesting terrain as this eastbound Z begins its journey across the Seligman Sub.
The shadows grow long in the desert as seven vintage EMD's lead the Trona Railway's daily train to Searles up the grade past the spectacular rock formations known collectively as the Trona Pinnacl... (more)
Storm in the Mongolian steppe. For the week of my stay in Mongolia, there was no a rainy day, but in the last day the real storm burst.
Amtrak service to Mars! A near on-time eastbound California Zephyr passes through the lunar landscape of Floy, Utah, eastbound on the Rio Grande mainline between Solitude and Floy. T... (more)
Absolutely nothing beats the breath-taking scenery that comprises the southern 17 miles of the former Rio Grande's Cane Creek Subdivision. Here, a short LDG51B Potash Local picks it's way along t... (more)
If you've never been inspired by either of the Danneman's, you must not have a pulse. This shot was 100% inspired by Mike Danneman's shot - http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=42105 - al... (more)
UP's Potash Local continues its journey down the line, nearing the Uranium tailings loadout and the entrance to Arches National Park.
Amtrak No. 6, the eastbound California Zephyr, cuts through a dusting of winter amid the beautiful textures of a high desert approaching the west switch at Mounds, Utah, on a cold November 22, 200... (more)
The Cane Creek Sub may not be known for its traffic density, but it is certainly known for it's scenery. The Sunday-only "Potash Local" slowly works it's way through one of the cuts jus... (more)
UP's Potash Local heads for home as it bends around the Colorado River on its way for Brendel and then on to Grand Junction, CO.
The Potash Local splits the red rock just just a few miles north of Moab as it descends down towards Bootlegger Tunnel.
A loaded coal train, bound for the interchange with the Trona Railway at Searles on the old SP Jawbone branch, crawls westbound through the east end of Afton Canyon at Basin.
Barriles is a station-yard in the middle of line Maria Elena - Tocopilla (SQM railway), electric locomotives GE BoxCab and SQM empty nitrate train arriving at Barriles and change to diesel tractio... (more)
At Cumbre summit, a loaded sulfuric acid train that has just climbed from the Pacific Coast port of Mejillones waits in the siding while an empty one coming from Calama is approaching.