BNSF 6818 keeps the dynamics on as it eases it train around the corner off Stevens Pass grade and rolls past an eastbound waiting in the siding at Skykomish, WA. Its train is a Z train bound for B... (more)
An eastbound grain train approaches Riverbank Yard.
Eastbound grain rolls through Modesto on BNSFs busy mainline.
The high priority Stockton, CA to Willow Springs, IL snakes through the Coconino Forest, near Flagstaff, as the freshly laid snow begins to melt during an unusually warm winter for Northern Arizon... (more)
BNSF 6818 leads a trailer train in Monolith, CA, passing under a large wind farm.
Track Split at Siberia - An empty eastbound unit grain train (aka "an earthworm" - so called, because of the way they crawl across the desert landscape) passes a westbound contain... (more)
An Empty Worm - An empty eastbound unit grain train (aka "an earthworm" - so called, because of the way they snake across the desert landscape) passes a westbound container train ... (more)
Legacy Stone Work at Ludlow - In as many times as I have photographed this spot, I have always failed to include the old stone masonry on the east pier of this bridge at Ludlow.
The sto... (more)
It's 11 AM on Christmas Eve and the ubiqitous Essex Helpers have returned from an eastbound workout. They are drifting into the yard and passing the famous 1939 built ex GN landmark. Cascade Gre... (more)
Merry Christmas from the Izaak Walton Inn The helpers idle outside awaiting their next call to duty in just about two hours. The Inn is decorated merrily for the holiday and these two bears sit... (more)
Two of the three helper sets assigned to Essex rest in the afternoon sun. Those gray boxes on the front are the Helper Link which allows the helpers to cut off on the fly without having to stop t... (more)
Four SD40-2 helper engines are westbound across the famous Goat’s Lick Trestle.
Helper set heading back to Essex
A 2 engine helper set in a snowshed heading west back to Essex