Chicago Terminal Railroad, in accessing its Kingsbury Branch, cuts straight through the middle of a busy scrap iron operation (if you can ever come watch this, by the way, it's EXTREMELY fun). To... (more)
Traveling west along the north side of Moose Lake.
In 1992, Metra pondered a radial route on the EJ&E. I happened upon this train being prepared to film the route for Metra/EJ&E "brass." I was told the camera man would be riding there wi... (more)
Awaiting clearance into the small Taylor Yard (ex-MoPac), UP 8570 heads up an aggregates train from Western Railroad Co. in New Braunfels (my childhood home).
KCS 1917 holds down a work train, just off on the old Texas Mexican Ry. lead into Corpus Christi. The tracks from Robtown to the small ex-Texas Mexican yard in Corpus are jammed with inbound trai... (more)
During the late morning, a pair of F40PHs are visible in the pit, while another is being hostled on the elevated C&NW lines. The Milwaukee (UP) West lines cut under and are visible near the top o... (more)
Unusual back-to-back, clean and freshly painted, Metra locomotives 214/215 push in to Chicago Union Station. The locomotives are back-to-back for a private car charter to be operated the next day,... (more)
Passing Yellowhead Lake, just over the border from Alberta, on schedule.
All tracks on the KCS lead into Corpus Christi are jammed on a sunny Sunday morning. Each of the 3 or 4 trains lined up on this eastern terminus of the old Texas Mexican Ry. (including this JB Hu... (more)
LaSalle, Colorado is the junction where the Union Pacific cutoff line from Omaha to Denver (through Sterling and Fort Morgan) met up with the line from Denver to Cheyenne and points west. In othe... (more)
The California Zephyr snakes through Byers Canyon, which still has remnants of winter. Bringing up the rear is Union Pacific Dynanometer UPP 210.
The California Zephyr snakes through Byers Canyon, which still has remnants of winter. The train is almost two hours late, but to make up for it, is sporting a Union Pacific Mobile ... (more)
Holding a siding west of Clayton for a new crew, BNSF 6411 has now entered its 6th year of service.
BNSF 5971/5920 work the front end of coal empties heading back toward the Wyoming coal fields, running around another coal train at the strange siding a few miles southeast of Des Moines, NM, belo... (more)