After patiently waiting for the eastbound California Zephyr to clear, UP 7703 is underway westbound, heading for the summit with track inspection vehicle EC-4 in tow.
As there are no grade crossings in this area, I think someone was having fun when they blew the horn right under me. I only jumped slightly. Very slightly.
As I was watching the eastbound Southwest Chief pull out of Albuquerque's downtown station, I thought, "Wow, the sound sure echos off the buildings here. It sounds like there's a train behind... (more)
Coal hoppers roll east through Bismarck, past the historic Northern Pacific railroad station. The 1900-built depot is slightly unusual in that its design is Spanish mission-style, which is not too... (more)
Double-stacker UP 8036 pauses in Truckee for a crew change while UP 7634 charges through the yard at the head of a general manifest. I tried to make conversation with the other railfan photographe... (more)
Two things I was not expecting in Hastings today: 1) The Empire Builder, running 7 hours late, and 2) led by a Cascades F59!
The crew of No. 7 shuffle hoppers in the downtown yard.
The last train left Rhyolite, Nevada in 1914. Ninety-seven years later, the remains of a wood caboose sit across from the former train station in this ghost town. The city only lasted about fiftee... (more)
Commuters and tourists mingle before the New Haven boards in the main concourse of Grand Central.
Nine locomotives sit in the bullpen at the South St Paul yard.
A three-way meet? Not quite, a northbound transfer heads towards Saint Paul, between two strings of idling yard locomotives and some miscellaneous cars.
A short transfer freight waits to depart the yard southbound, with GP38-2 GTW 5836 in number two position. That locomotive has since received a new paint job.
An overview of this small in-town yard, as a mid-train helper rolls through with a stack train.
There is a warbonnet in this eastbound consist, heading out of Missoula.
A trio of SD70's trundle past downtown, across the Mississippi River, and toward the South St Paul yard.