With the sun sitting on the horizon, the scotchlite striping lights up on a pair BNSF GEs leading a northbound freight at Tower 60.
A KCS GEVO leads a hot northbound BNSF Z train at new CP Bredenberg, just north of Tower 60 in Ft. Worth.
Late on a beautiful afternoon, Santa Fe 7427 West attacks the 1.0 percent grade of Vine Hill in Martinez, CA. The train is climbing to Franklin Canyon and the summit in tunnel 3.
Leaning into a curve and seemingly right on top of us, clean and shiny GP60M No. 142 leads a Santa Fe 199 train at Bixler, CA ,about a mile west of Orwood in the San Joaquin Delta.
At sunset, an eastbound WP manifest with four pooled UP SD40-2s for power, roars through the sweeping curve at El Pinal as it approaches the crossing of SP's Valley Line. The engineer appears to h... (more)
Passengers begin boarding the eastbound Texas Eagle, at Temple, TX. In the distance, a southbound hauling military vehicles waits on the mainline behind NS and UP power.
Santa Fe manifests meet at Caliente, CA, with the eastbound closer to us.
With the engineer slowing the train down to a crawl, BNSF 7973 South approaches the south fuel racks and a crew change in Temple, TX. Soon the coal empties on the track next to her will head north... (more)
Three BNSF freights wait for a signal to depart the north fuel racks in Temple, TX.
A westbound UP manifest runs around a stack train on Track 1 at Irvington under threatening skies. Conrail C40-8W No. 7313 is run-through pool power which will likely makes it all the way to the W... (more)
With a southbound ethanol train already waiting to depart the south fuel racks, BNSF 5425 South comes down alongside of it.
With two more northbounds waiting to follow, BNSF 7276 North prepares to depart the north fuel racks in Temple, TX.
The target signals at the west end of Red Rock are silhouetted against a not atypical Arizona sunset.
Near sunset, SP GP40M No. 7299 leads a westbound manifest between Galt and Acampo, CA. The train is heading "compass" south on SP's Valley Line. No. 7299 was rebuilt by MK.
At sunset, with the last light of the day reflecting off the nose of the lead Dash 9, BNSF 5494 West roars up the eastern slope of Ash Hill at Siberia on the railroad's Needles Sub. The train will... (more)