BNSF 1014 leads J-WICINB9-19A across Fish Creek Trestle on Montana Rail Link's 4th Subdivision, just west of Cyr, Montana, on April 23, 2011. Behind the locomotive is a short train consisting of B... (more)
Having just picked up GP16 316, the Washington & Idaho "Highball," digs in and notches out at Spangle, Wash. on the afternoon of April 8, 2011.
The Palouse: The grips of a long winter are finally loosening on the Palouse of eastern Washington and blue skies and green grass are a welcome sight on this spring day in April 2011. In c... (more)
Spring in the Inland Empire: Union Pacific's Plummer Job rolls east through Mica, Washington under clear blue skies on April 8, 2011.
A pair of St. Maries River Railroad GP9s make their way across Benewah Lake on April 4, 2011. At Plummer, the local will interchange traffic with the Union Pacific local from Spokane before return... (more)
St. Maries River Railroad SW1200 No. 502 has just finished switching the Potlatch lumber mill at St. Maries, Idaho on April 4, 2011. In a few moments the crew will put the switcher away in the sho... (more)
On the afternoon of Monday, August 16, 2010, a westbound Union Pacific coal train descends the Soldier Summit grade on the Gilluly Loops. In the foreground cars travel east on U.S. Route 6.
Narrow Gauge Country: Having grown up in Maine, to me narrow gauge railroading was anything where there was two feet between the rails. But even just one afternoon on the Georgetown Loop we... (more)
Last Summer: With a train load of tourist, Georgetown Loop R.R. 2-6-2 No. 12 departs Georgetown, Colo. on August 15, 2010. Little did we know that the summer of 2010 would be the little nar... (more)
Made famous by photographers like Phil Hastings and Ron Nixon, Marshall Canyon, south of Spokane, Wash., is still a location that makes for a good photo. Such is the case on the afternoon of Janua... (more)
A pair of Guilford Rail System/Pan Am Railway's GP40's head west along the Kennebec River, leading SAPPI-3, the Hinkley Job, on the morning of Dec. 28. Dome blue skies stand in stark contrast to t... (more)
Severe Clear: If the conditions of Dec. 27 were defined by "severe blizzard," then those of Dec. 28 could only be "severe clear." A day after one of the largest blizzards to strike t... (more)
The westbound St. Maries River Railroad Plummer Job rolls across the Peedee Trestle in Heyburn State Park on May 17, 2010. Like the railroad itself, the two GP9s are of Milwaukee Road heritage.
An eastbound BNSF stack train rolls through John Stevens Canyon just east of Belton, Montana, along the southern edge of Glacier National Park.
A westbound Union Pacific coal train slowly climbs to the top at Soldier Summit, Utah on the evening of August 15, 2010.