Mount Hood stands out on a beautiful Northwest Day as an eastbound manifest rolls through Avery alongside the Columbia River
Mount Hood looms over a westbound Coal train meeting an eastbound manifest at Wishram on a beautiful Columbia River morning. The Celilo Bridge, in the distance, crosses the Columbia from Wishram ... (more)
A early clear morning in the Northern Rockies sees a eastbound Stack train leaving Java. The train is pulling the 1.8% grade up toward the Blacktail Horseshoe. This section ... (more)
Along the Columbia River Gorge at sunrise on the Fallbridge Subdivision a loaded westbound Coal move rolls into Home Valley Wa.
Summer Day in the High Country
Eastbound through East Portal.
Westbound mixed freight runs along the Mississippi River just outside of Savanna, Illinois.
A long southbound Cowley Local led by a ex BN SD60m rumbles into the spectacular Sheep Canyon. A remote section of the Big Horn River cuts a slice thru Sheep Mountain exposing a Geological wonder... (more)
A north bound BNSF intermodal slowly lights it’s way down through the curves at the south end of Marcel on a cold spring night in the upper elevations of the Tehachapi Mountains.
A grain train battles the 2.2% below Iron Ridge. The sight & roar of 8 big AC motors climbing the grade while sitting back in a folding chair with a beer in hand is one of my favorite ways to sp... (more)
A north bound BNSF intermodal comes racing off the Tehachapi’s and around the mountain’s last curve at Sandcut under a rising moon above in the last minutes of sun light.
A north bound BNSF intermodal begins to quickly illuminate the inside of the cut, just below the Tehachapi Loop, on the start of another warm Tehachapi summer night.
Story of a Tunnel District Stall
This westbound sand train is on its second attempt to make the climb thru the Tunnel District. The first attempt the train stalled at Tunnel 8 and ha... (more)
On a cold, stormy afternoon in the lower Tehachapi foothills, a south bound BNSF stack train rumbles up the grade, between tunnels 1 and 2, while the colors of the spring wildflowers continue to f... (more)
Devils Toenails Two ratty looking SD70Macs lead a small Cowley Local along the banks of the Big Horn River at the edge of the Devil's Toenails (above Left). The geology in this area of Wyom... (more)
A 3 unit set of power is hostled by the BNSF "Herders" into the Denver Diesel shops. The line up of power in the background is heavy in SD40-2s for locals and yard jobs.