Oranges. The matched set of BNSF Railway 286 (née-BNSF 8286, SD75I, EMD, 10/1997) and 288 (née-BNSF 8288, SD75I, EMD, 10/1997) prepares to depart Roosevelt, Washington with U-ROOEVE to re... (more)
IT far from homeBNSF EMD SD70ACe No. 9122 leads a northbound BNSF coal train over the hill at Logan, Wyoming, on the afternoon of July 10, 2023. Far from home is trailing Norfolk Southe... (more)
A pair of BNSF EMD SD70MACs still in Grinstein colors sit in the yard at Greybull, Wyoming, on June 25, 2023. Both were built in June 1995 for Burlington Northern.
Power stored at BNSF Galveston Yard awaiting an uncertain future.
Stevens Pass The Great Northern Railroad surveyed Stevens Pass in 1890 and chose it as the the location for its Transcontinental Mainline. The original alignment was plagued by problems a... (more)
Empire Builder Eastbound Empire builder crosses Nason Creek while sliding down Steven's Pass in typical Cascade Mountain weather. This location has been popular with railroad buffs for ye... (more)
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad 1702 leading the Nantahala Gorge Excursion across Fontana Lake
The NS OCS passes TVRM as it rolls out of Chattanooga Tn
On the afternoon of July 29th, 2023, a ballast train, lead by Amtrak MP15DC 539, pauses as MoW vehicles reposition on the Warehouse Point (Connecticut River... (more)
Clear Cut Bank. Webb Rail's former Northern Pacific Railway Budd built Pullman dome/slpr 313 (WEBX 801044) and former Northern Pacific Railway Budd built dome/coach 549 (WEBX 801045) on the... (more)
An Omaha Public Power (Arbor, NE) empty coal train heads westward towards the Buckskin Mine as it traverse the Sand Hill Sub at Ashby.
"Dropping on the Curve"
On the afternoon of July 29th, 2023, a work train, led by Amtrak MP15DC 539, drops stone on the freshly realigned super-elevated curve on the northea... (more)
"Ballast with the Flick of a Switch"
On the afternoon of July 29th, 2023, MoW workers drop ballast from a solar powered, switch-operated hopper on the freshly realigned curv... (more)
Two Union Railroad trains meeting on a bridge.
Much of the railroad scene has lost its appeal to me with the sameness or removal of signal systems, the prevalence of container boxes in lieu of rolling stock and the bloated merged systems that ... (more)