Eastbound Manifest MWCNP winds through rugged terrain on the southern edge of Las Vegas. Wide angle views tell the true story here, that we are within eyesight of the Las Vegas strip. Telephoto vi... (more)
Nearing the summit of a tortuous 2.2% ascent of Cima Hill, this eastbound K-Line stacker diverts into the south siding at Cima to wait out opposing traffic.
This westbound UP manifest is dodging clouds as it rolls along the Pocatello Sub near the siding of Fossil. The interesting siding name likely has it's namesake in the nearby Fossil Butte National... (more)
Finally the Utah's helper is on the scene, smoking it up as the shove the final mile to Colton. Unfortunately, the gray ghost CEFX unit was on the west end of the set and most prominent in the pho... (more)
With the track ahead now clear of the UP Coal Train, it's the Utah's turn to ease up to Colton to cut out its helpers. In the amazing evening light, even the orange units look good on this train. ... (more)
In September 2013, a washout on the Moffat Line turned UP's Soldier Summit into a much busier line than normal. On September 20th I headed up to check out the action, arriving just as a UP coal tr... (more)
Shrouded in fog, Amtrak's Empire Builder leaps a mountain gorge on its run through Montana. A distant sunlit mountain peak hints that the train will break out of the fog upon reaching the summit o... (more)