An SP meets the competition at Tehachapi. When I lived in Southern California I made as many trip as I could to Tehachapi and when I moved to CO every trip home involved a trip to Tehachapi as it ... (more)
A better day to ride than chase. There are some days when I think I should probably have my head examined for flying all the way from Boston to Atlanta to chase a train. This happened to ... (more)
Up north they get legendary snows. Here we get legendary rain and even in the dry season it is not unheard of to get a good downpour. Such as the case here as 905 starts back toward Jax.
Traveling light engines on June 25, 2004, Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” local trundles into East Carbon under a spectacular thunderhead building over Utah’s Book Cliffs. Three Rio Grande SD40... (more)
As a couple of westbound BNSF freights wait for a light to get into Argentine Yard, light power led by a GP30 comes around the corner at CP 35 and heads for the facility. A light rain is falling, ... (more)
After loading passengers up in Cheyenne, UP 844 leads the 2016 Cheyenne Frontier Days train out of Cheyenne and back towards Denver in the early evening.
As a light rain comes down at CP 35, CP 9011 West, a transfer run, gets a light and proceeds into BNSF's Argentine Yard. Meanwhile, an eastbound BNSF stack train departs the yard on Main Two, whil... (more)
As a couple of BNSF westbounds wait for a light to proceed to Argentine Yard, an eastbound vehicle train departs for Chicago. At far left, a CP transfer freight approaches with an SD40-2F" re... (more)
“Cumulonimbus Capillatus Incus” ~ Cum-u-what? Yeah, that’s Greek, I mean Latin for the ominous anvil cloud formation that hangs over the elevations of the pristine-pine-covered Coeur d’Alene Natio... (more)
With storms moving out of the Kanawha Valley at sundown, a northbound coal train is greeted with a little evening color as NS EMD SD70ACe No. 1009 leads 100 coal loads north toward Hobson Yard fro... (more)
The diesel service tracks in the former Southern Pacific, now Union Pacific Tucson yard, were almost always busy, and could be counted on to have just about any foreign locomotive during the heyda... (more)
Storm light! A set of SD40-2s with one GP9 second out on a eastbound train.
Drone Shot of BNSF #3865 leading Train S-LHALPC1-25L as they cross over Canyon Diablo bridge with a thunder storm in the background
It was a wet and unsettled thanksgiving in Florida with about 4-5 inches of rain falling inside of 24 hours. Here FEC 210 blasts through the thundery downpour.
A heavy summer rain shower pelts everything in sight, including this Acela Express arriving BWI. Shooting extreme weather events are mostly about being at the right place at the right time.