Moffat Sand A unit sand train climbs the Big 10 on the Moffat Road. The sand is headed for the oil and gas fields of Western Colorado and Central Utah. The vast basin between the Main Ran... (more)
Built for Battle This westbound Soda Ash train was built in Pocatello to battle the grades of the Pacific Northwest. The train left the Wyoming Soda Mines 2x1. In Pocatello the train adde... (more)
A morning oil load turns into the rising sun at Austin, Montana. The heavy train is assisted with a rear DPU that can be seen in the background (right) in the photo. Out of site is a 4 unit mann... (more)
Surviving in 2020. Home Built D-500 and Plymouth ML-8 rest in the high dry sun of the San Luis Valley. D-500 a Frankenstein chain driven locomotive built of various railroad, truck and tractor p... (more)
BNSF 9045 slowly rolls across the large steel bridge that spans the North Platte River. The coal empty is leaving Guernsey, WY and heading for the Powder River coal fields. The lead track that d... (more)
BNSF 9122 exits the last of three tunnels on the Guernsey-Wendover connection. The link was late on the railroad scene and was not completed until 1915. The scenic section of railroad hosts about ... (more)
Wendover Canyon Eastbound coal rumbles through the remote Wendover Canyon. This line is one of the main exits for coal leaving the Powder River coal fields. While the line still sees abo... (more)
Tunnel District A very heavy westbound manifest for Grand Junction, Colorado crawls thru the most challenging portion of the Moffat Road. There is no place else on the Moffat Road that ch... (more)
The Laurel-Missoula manifest climbs Mullan Pass behind a shiny pair of SD70ACes. The train moves mostly regional traffic between the two yards and the various locals that work the mainline and br... (more)
A westbound coal load assaults the long grade out of
Woodside Utah. The amazing topography of the central Utah desert is truly incredible for a railfan and non-railfans alike.....
A westbound coal load crawls up the 2.4% grade deep in the Gooseneck Curve. This somewhat secluded horseshoe curve is between the Nolan and Kyune Tunnels in Price River Canyon.
Vancouver Olympic CP8876 muscles a coal train into the setting sun at Notch Hill, BC. The Huge 10 degree Horseshoe at Notch hill was part a massive 1970s-80s grade relocation project that lowered... (more)
Fresh Beaver recently applied to rebuilt AC4400 CP9117 looks fantastic, as it leads the charge upgrade with a empty Potash train along the banks of the gorgeous Thompson River Canyon. The ... (more)
Cascade Green Quartet! Coal moving over Mullan Pass behind four Cascade Green ex. Burlington Northern SD60Ms! The sound of big DC motors exploding out of Skyline Cut and over the Austin C... (more)
Rip-Rap A heavy train of rip-rap rock climbs the 2% grade out of Rocky Siding. The 8000+ ton train is set up 3x2 and is screaming in Run-8 as it passes our vantage point inside the Big-T... (more)