Locomotives in various stages of overhaul work line the north transfer table at the railroad’s Downing B. Jenks Shop in North Little Rock, Arkansas, on May 19, 2015, while a recently rebuilt Union... (more)
A short eastbound Union Pacific freight passes the hot box detector at mile 22.6 west of Eisele, Colorado, on November 17, 2014. The train is passing over the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon and is abo... (more)
Severed—forever?In early March 2014, a 30-foot boulder came crashing down the mountainside above Minturn, slamming onto the Tennessee Pass main line below while breaking in two and dest... (more)
In a view through the cab window of Copper Basin Railway EMD GP39 No. 505 on ore train OT-1 that is ready to depart Hayden, Arizona, on April 20, 2017, GP40-2 No. 303 and two other units sit in th... (more)
On May 12, 2014, the first cut of a 60-car unit coal train of higher sulphur coal destined for the Eastman Chemical in Kingsport, Tennessee, is finished loading at Red River Coal's prep plant and ... (more)
Big Boy roster shot Union Pacific’s massive Big Boy 4-8-8-4 No. 4014 shows its size in a rolling roster shot at Bitter Creek, Wyoming, on May 5, 2019. It’s pretty difficult to get rods ... (more)
Union Pacific’s Potash Local approaches Emkay, Utah, on a nice March 4, 2012. This pretty red rock country is just across from the entrance to Arches National Park.
Get the shot first—then dig the car outThe DPU of a BNSF coal train pushes the hoppers westbound off the causeway west of Trout Creek, Montana, on February 2, 2019. We’re waiting for so... (more)
A westbound BNSF coal train rumbles through a damp Clark Fork River Valley just west of Trout Creek, Montana, on February 2, 2019. Temperatures are getting the snowpack slushy, causing our rental ... (more)
An eastbound Union Pacific pops out of Tunnel 4 approaching Plainview, Colorado, beneath the massive Flatirons rock formations on April 7, 2019.
Switching Montana City The crew of Montana Rail Link GP9 No. 109 and SD40-2XR No. 262 make quick work of switching the Ash Grove Cement plant at Montana City, Montana, on the afternoon ... (more)
A westbound Canadian Pacific coal train follows the Thompson River into Black Canyon west of Ashcroft, British Columbia, on September 24, 2015.
Three Montana Rail Link EMD SD40-2XRs (rebuilt SD40s), Nos. 251, 253 and 255, power BNSF’s freight between Spokane and Laurel as it begins its descent of Winston Hill at Winston, Montana, on July ... (more)
Led by EMD SD70M-2 No. 8955, Canadian National stack train No. 104 cruises through Obed approaching Hargwen, Alberta, on July 15, 2013.
Still looks like a GP30BNSF EMD GP39-2 No. 2744 still carries the classic lines of an early 1960s-built GP30, minus the clutter on the roof, as it switches Greybull yard after arriving ... (more)