Southern Pacific EMD SD45 No. 9109 leads an eastbound double stack train past the station at Franklin Park, Illinois, on December 5, 1987. Franklin Park is northwest of downtown Chicago on Soo Lin... (more)
Welders at Union Pacific’s De Soto, Missouri, car shop repair freight car truck side frames on September 28, 2011.
Late in the afternoon of October 8, 2015, a westbound Union Pacific coal empty emerges from Little Gore Canyon just east of Radium, Colorado.
A sea of stainless steel On a weekend, a gaggle of Burlington Northern “Dinky” commuter trains lay over in a crowded Hill Yard at Aurora, Illinois, on April 16, 1988.
Union Pacific GE AC4400CW No. 6227 gets repaired inside the South Morrill Locomotive Facility on September 15, 2017. Two employees of the shop replace what I believe is a water pump in the locomot... (more)
A group of GE AC4400CWs has repair and overhaul work done at the railroad’s locomotive shop at South Morrill, Nebraska, on September 14, 2017. With the quick decline of Powder River Basin coal ton... (more)
Tired Union Pacific EMD GP40-2 No. 1413 still carries its weathered Southern Pacific colors as it leads the YTU70 job at UP’s Tucson yard on the afternoon of April 24, 2017.
Dropping downgrade off Rogers Pass is a westbound Canadian Pacific intermodal train as it exits the Flat Creek showsheds and crosses the Illecillewaet River on a sunny day in British Columbia on J... (more)
Hot rail at milepost 98 Santa Fe’s 198 train, running fast from Chicago to Los Angeles, storms by milepost 98 between Ancona and Leeds, Illinois, at 7:17 p.m. on May 9, 1992. The train ... (more)
Late day meet At milepost 98 on Santa Fe’s main line west out of Chicago, the 198 train slams by doing 70, as another eastbound Santa Fe train approaches in the distance at Leeds, Illin... (more)
Headlights dimmed between speedsters Two Santa Fe trains pass at a combined speed of 140 mph, as the 198 train meets another of the railroad’s intermodal speedsters, raising dust of fre... (more)
Less than 100 miles to go After meeting Santa Fe’s 198 train, an eastbound intermodal flies through the signals at Milepost 98 between Leeds and Ancona, Illinois, powered by an A-B-B-A ... (more)
A Union Pacific 40-foot boxcar, with surprisingly good paint, is now used as storage at a local ranch. Sold long ago, it is still close by the home railroad as an eastbound UP stack train rolls th... (more)
Springtime at Otis Orchards BNSF EMD SD60M No. 1411 and EMD SD75M No. 258 take a train of intermodal cars eastbound toward Hauser Yard at Otis Orchards, Washington, on the nice spring d... (more)
A BNSF coal train heading westbound on Montana Rail Link’s Fourth Subdivision heads crosses the Clark Fork on Bridge 208 west of Donlan, Montana, on June 26, 2019.