A six-unit EMD helper adds braking power to the SP's Oil
Cans as they come down the steep defile between the Tehachapi Valley and Warren.
A very long eastbound SP manifest roars up the grade east of Bealville, with the head end exiting tunnel 5 and its trailers still passing in the foreground. This train was a good 10,000 feet long!... (more)
The brake shoe haze and dust kicked up by a downhill Santa Fe coal train catches the reddish rays of the setting sun at the east end of Bealville. This heavy coal load is headed for a cogenerator ... (more)
(L to R) CP trains 800, 808 and 616 all await acceptance to the Belt Railway of Chicago at the east end of Galewood Yard.
Just before sunset with a stiff wind blowing, a Santa Fe eastbound descends the pass at m.p. 377 as an SP manifest comes roaring out of Mojave on the westbound main.
Mostly SD40-2s with a sprinkling of SD60s and Dash 8s make up a dead or LUGO line at the south end of the yard.
Amid heavy snowfall, a number of locomotives congregate at Galesburg on the day after Christmas.
Thoroughbreds of many varieties wait in the engine pit for service or assignment outside the Locomotive Shop in the Norfolk Southern Bellevue Yard
Various railroads sit in JLS at Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
The shop tracks at CSX's Queensgate Yard are filled with slugs as well as "regular" locomotives.
At dusk, a CSX manifest races westward as an opposing stack train waits to get into Willard.
Amtrak coach yards full of all kinds of things
AEM7s, F40PHs, an E60, a NJT GP40F and MOW Geeps line up at Race Street. Note Metroliner in background in coach yard - operating as "Capitoliner" at this point in it's life. Still making 110 on ... (more)
Awaiting passage to the Belt Railway of Chicago, CP trains: 804, 290, 626 and 666 sit in the staging tracks at Galewood.
On a beautiful but chill afternoon, there's lots of power to be tended to at CSX's shops in Queensgate Yard.