With thunderstorms rolling in the distance, and under a dramatic monsoonal sunset, mixed freight heads east toward the massive BNSF classification facility at Belen, New Mexico.
Three pumpkins, assisted by a venerable Warbonnet, march a southbound intermodal up the Tehachapi Pass toward Mojave, Barstow, and points eastward. As is typical in the spring months, the pass is ... (more)
I think it snowed! The Durango & Silverton's annual winter photo charter battles a record snow pack of over 72 inches as former D&RGW 478 makes her way northward through the San Juan Nati... (more)
The 2.2% ruling grade over Tehachapi Pass is very apparent in this shot as northbound stacks head through the horseshoe curve at Allard.
BNSF 6711 and two Erie-born brethren lead yet another intermodal train along ole Route 66 toward the California ports.
Less than a month old, a sparkling BNSF ES44C4 leads a short westbound stack train up the stiff grade near Ibis. Westbounds were easy to come by on this beautiful Sunday, as the better part of the... (more)
The ARR's Whittier yard job is doing some switching in this picturesque port city, totally dwarfed by the Carnival Spirit which is moored in port in the background.
An Alaska Railroad yard job switches out cars at the company warehouse which is located just outside the main ARR yard in Anchorage amidst some very interesting trackwork. The building in the cent... (more)
An eastbound produce train heads through the namesake town for this subdivision on BNSF's busy transcontinental mainline.
Hints of fall color brighten up the scene, at least a bit, as UP 844 charges up Cajon Pass for the first time since 1989 on a cold, damp, and windy November morning.
A heavy 3x3 manifest works its way through the world-famous Tehachapi Loop as it heads for Mojave and points beyond.
A northbound stack train drifts downgrade just beyond tunnel 2 between Bealville and Caliente.
Four nice looking GE's lead a southbound drag freight over the new bridge between Bena and Ilmon.
A Barstow to Stockton manifest works up the short, but steep, grade between Bena and Sandcut.
A short hike led to this outstanding view of BNSF's massive Barstow Classification Yard on a sunny, warm 1st of November morning.