Looking a bit grungy but sounding great, NS 4120 is on the move for Conway yard with a relief crew on board. Fuji Velvia.
The Hinkle to North Platte perishables has a couple SD40s, a DRGW SD50 repaint and hiding around the bend a Rio Grande SD40T-2 as power. The train is climbing the short Archer hill just east of Ch... (more)
It's a mild autumn afternoon as just another of the daily parade of manifests comes hi-tailing out the Juniata River valley at a rural grade crossing east of Newport. Conrail in its prime ran a fa... (more)
In a scene typical of the Overland Route through Nebraska, symbol MNPPCP-26 (North Platte-Pocatello) is powered up to track speed as it rolls through rural Brule, NE on an early spring afternoon. ... (more)
During a brief pocket of mild temperatures between arctic cold fronts, there was a good run of traffic along UP's Marysville Sub with eight trains in an hour. Amidst those westbound was this Jeffr... (more)
Things seemed so quaint, so comparatively recently. While many mainlines maintained their distinctive signal systems of predecessor roads, now the scene has largely been transmuted to a generic bl... (more)
Amidst a very dry fall season a bit of railroad color ameliorates the bleak surroundings as UP 8084 cruises downgrade west of Woodbine, IA. By Christmas the landscape would be snow covered and the... (more)
The trees were late in turning this fall and evil portents of signal changes were spreading up the river valley. If logical from the aspect of uniformity it is nevertheless deplorable that the her... (more)
Although the predominate traffic was coal, there were several manifests and even intermodal trains plying the lengthy Lincoln, NE - Laurel, MT "long branch". Three handsome SD70MACs, a c... (more)
Just another coal train crossing the vastness of the Nebraska Sandhills between Whitman and Mullen on a cool November afternoon. The C30-7, Oakway SD60, SD40-2 combo are rolling past one of the ma... (more)
I should have had an order hoop to hand on treats to Mail 3H as it climbed the mountain between Horseshoe Curve and MG on an overcast October afternoon. Fuji Sensia.
An early version of BNSFs pumpkin scheme is presented on the 8134 West approaching Greenwood, NE on an October afternoon. Fuji Velvia.
NS 8062 East brings a long intermodal train under the 1910 vintage overpass in Port Royal, PA.
Conrail in its prime: symbol PIMO (Conway-Morrisville) comes rolling through Mifflin, PA on a July afternoon. Fuji Velvia.
In the peaceful, rural valleys east of Altoona the railroad follows essentially river grade for over 100 miles along Spruce Creek and the Juniata and Susquehanna Rivers. On a Sunday early afternoo... (more)