I actually don't think this is at UP/MP Jenks, based on satellite photos. The preponderance of ex-MoPac SDs and the KCS make me think midwest (Chicago or KC). Does anyone recognize this? Possi... (more)
A quad brace of UP's ubiquitous SD40-2s dynamically brake a train sliding off the grade from Sherman Hill into Cheyenne. This crew is almost done for the day.
Led by UP's class SD60, a heavy train finally makes the grade on the Harriman Line, rejoining the Overland main at Tie Siding.
UP (Ex-MoPac) SD40-2s 4298, B4253, and a sister, hold the siding with the Austin Local. They are waiting for an extremely late ... (more)
This GE 65-tonner has just (in Feb 2015) celebrated its 70th birthday. Wow. It is also ex-Navy and ex-Marine Corps ... Seems like it's been a very useful engine!
The Southwest Chief splits the searchlights at full speed. We tried to hop in the car and get back in front of this further southwest, but there was really no chance.
Awaiting today's AutoTrain, which will leave later from here bound for Lorton, VA.
Coming through downtown New Braunfels, my childhood hometown, is an empty aggregates rock train, bound for the Western Railroad Company about four miles further on, traveling on the old MoPac, nee... (more)
Snaking through Byers Canyon. This is a good warmup for Gore Canyon and Glenwood Canyon, both to come over the next couple hours.
One C44-9W is all it takes to drag these empty slings over the Palmer Divide, on their trip back for Wind Turbine Blade refill. I believe this train is returning to the plant in Pueblo.
The California Zephyr existing the first tunnel ("Tunnel #1") in the D&RGW Tunnel District.
Checking in with the tower. These locomotives were serviced at Clyde Diesel Shop and are likely ready to take some cars back south down the IHB.
The Southwest Chief finishes its descent down the north side of Raton Pass, into sunset light, approaching Trinidad. After this, it will be flat and straight for the majority of the... (more)