A pair of remote-control UP SD38-2s pulls a long string of cars westward, and in a moment will reverse direction and push them over the hump.
BNSF GEs idle in Provo Yard late in the afternoon below the snow-capped peaks of the Wasatch Mountains.
BNSF 7037 south, a manifest out of Wishram, WA, climbs the heavy grade out of the Columbia River Gorge.
BNSF 4319 West, a loaded coal train, makes its way along the river below eroded volcanic bluffs.
A train arriving at Gest St. meets a 264 RoadRailer departing in the opposite direction. The southbound's conductor has off-boarded, and is the man on the ground stepping into view just now.
A single GE leads an eastbound intermodal train at Reunion.
As Amtrak No. 22 takes on passengers and baggage at the station, a contract crew of MOW men works on the station track at the east end of the depot.
Amtrak No. 22 has just departed DUPT, and is passing in front of the Dallas skyline at Reunion. Not long from now, the train will pass through the forests of east Texas.
BNSF 7561 East, a stack train headed for Chicago, thunders over the famous trestle at Media, IL.
There's nobody in the cab. BNSF remote-control SD40-2 No. 6926 pulls a long string of cars out the east end of the yard. The RCO is way back in the yard using a belt back to control the locomotive... (more)
Late in the afternoon, a workman inspects B-unit No. 7198, as well as the SD40-2s on either side of it, before they return to work on the hump.
A bit of sunshine breaks through a snow storm just west of Cameron, IL, as a heavy eastbound BNSF coal train roars across the landscape toward nearby Galesburg.
Late in the day, sunlight glints off the silver roofs of bilevel commuter cars in Metra's Aurora yard. The snow and steel give the scene an utter chill.
Near sunset, a westbound vehicle train departs Galesburg Yard by flying over the main line that heads for southern Illinois, and then curves onto the Ottumwa Sub to head west.
CN 4026 South moves toward the yard lead as its conductor prepares to step off his lead unit to throw the switch. As soon as 4602 departs, 2502 South will leave right behind him.