Eastbound BNSF stacks wind through Crozier Canyon on a lovely early spring morning.
A UP freight heads east on the former Southern Pacific, through Palisade Canyon.
The uncut grass and tall weeds are testament to how often this line runs, however, if you're ever on I-90, Chamberlain is worth a visit if only for the amazing array of old motive power and even o... (more)
Eastbound BNSF train, shot from the top of Crozier Canyon. The sun hadn't yet cleared the rocks that line the canyon, which made for some pretty dramatic shadows in the morning.
Westbound UP freight on the former Western Pacific, in Palisade, NV.
Standing silently, its days numbered, the semaphore at South Raub has just seen a ninety minute-late Amtrak train speed south. The replacement signal is seen in the background, its heads turned si... (more)
Let it Snow! The wintry weather and bitter cold did nothing to deter most of Greene County from coming out to see the INRD Santa Train, seen here blocking the (only) crossing in downtown Solsberry... (more)
Profile of the cab of the INRD 9001. This engine was absolutely spotless when I shot it today.
The train of empties rounds the bend, and is seen here about to enter the Cramer tunnel - Minnesota's longest. The sun was cooperative throughout the day, making for a most enjoyable chase.
Our first shot of the day was taken from the overpass at Salem, in the middle of the woods. You could hear the train coming for at least ten minutes before it showed itself. Luckily the shadows cl... (more)
The spectacular Milwaukee bridge over the Columbia, seen here from the rather swollen bank. Even the frames for the catenary are still intact, giving a great feel to the whole scene. This entire l... (more)
After negotiating the bridge over the Frasier River at Lytton, this westbound CN stack train crosses a bridge at Boston Bar, BC
An eastbound UP freight passes the famed Castle Gate (and a few badly-timed cars on US 6!) on its way downgrade to Helper.
Eastbound Heritage UP 1983 rounds a bend on the former WP near Knolls, UT.
An eastbound UP freight heads upgrade from Shafter, about to cross (for the first time) under I-80, and into Arnold's Loop.