Four ex-NP F units lift Amtrak Train 10 eastbound out of Butte, Montana (background) as the “Mainstreeter” climbs up to Homestake Pass on July 31, 1973.
In another stroke of luck (for the photographers gathered not so much the railroad), 28Z meets another train coming out of the tunnels at Gallitzin. Coal train 593 had lost all power in its lead ... (more)
Three F units guide Burlington Northern’s westbound Train 25, "North Coast Limited,” upstream along the Jefferson River at Willow Creek, Montana on March 21, 1971, six weeks before the birth ... (more)
Tennessee Pass. Mitchell, Colorado. June 1996. If memory serves correctly this eastbound coal load was one of the first Test DPU coal trains run over the Pass. This 2x2 configuration eliminated ... (more)
The departure of the Royal Canadian Pacific a day before scheduled threw many fans off, but some still made it out to see the sharp train blast north back to Canada. A popular location was the end... (more)
The F units on Colorado & Southern’s northbound freight appear a bit battle-worn and weary as the train drops into Trinidad, Colo. for a crew change before proceeding on to Pueblo and Denver on th... (more)
A couple of former NP U-33-C’s on the old NP lead a modest westbound freight through semaphores near Cyr, Montana on Aug. 7, 1973. The U boats were only four years old.
NS 20W makes its way through Altoona with a pair of ACEs including the "bar code" unit, #1111, trailing. Heading eastbound is 28Z with the Virginian in the lead. Quite an interesting m... (more)
Shay No. 9 leads Georgetown Loop’s colorful train across its famous bridge on the 3 and a half percent climb up to Silver Plume, Colo.
A couple of tunnel motors are being used to put together the CV Local to run to Price and then the CV Spur to do some local work. These two units were part of the dirt train earlier and are now pu... (more)
With all the rage of heritage units I thought I would dig this shot out of what the Alaska Railroad has for heritage units. Currently they have three left in this as delivered paint scheme. I hope... (more)
Early Riser. Mass Coastal's morning run on the Falmouth Branch takes empty garbage cars to the transfer station on the Massachusetts Military Reservation. The crew crossed the Cape... (more)
Union Pacific MRONY (manifest Roper Yard in Salt Lake City to North Yard in Denver) freight approaches Tunnel 39 in Little Gore Canyon west of Azure, Colorado, on a beautiful, August 20, 2014.
Engineer Charles slackens the throttle on Shay No. 9 on Colorado’s Georgetown Loop RR as it approaches the high bridge which has a speed restriction.
A cut of Automax cars trails behind a pair of CSX GEs on the River Sub. The train is bound for Greenville Yard in Newark, NJ.