Santa Fe U23B 6301 is leading a westbound struggling up Edelstein Hill. Of the Conrail power trailing the U23B wasn't running and looks to have a road mechanic on the walkway working in the area o... (more)
Iowa Railroad Company U30B 25 is about to pass under the BN near Wyanet Il.
U28CG 7909 responds nicely to the engineer's liberal application of throttle.
A westbound Norfolk Southern intermodal train exits the tunnel at Gallitzin, Pennsylvania, as an eastbound NS intermodal train enters the tunnel on June 26, 2017. The westbound is led by SD60I 67... (more)
Westbound BNSF tonnage tackles Ash Hill near Sibera, CA with some very welcome extra color in the form of warbonnet #4711 & a KCS 'Southern Belle' in the headend consist. In the foreground is 'The... (more)
Through the burn zone! A few months after the Blue Cut wildfire devastated nearly 58 square miles of landscape in Southern California's Cajon Pass a westbound BNSF double stack carefully drops dow... (more)
If you've ever stood in amazement at the sight of an eastbound laboring out of Caliente, fighting for each mile through all the twists and turns, obtaining 700 feet in 6 rail miles to again come i... (more)
Heading Back West After Helping Train 14GNorfolk Southern’s crossing of the Allegheny Mountains west of Altoona requires a lot of helper sets. And on this line, those helpers are... (more)
Cab's Eye ViewOn an August day in 2015, a BNSF freight waits on the main line in McCook, Nebraska, while final tests are performed before the manifest begins its westbound journey. ... (more)
Desert DesolationHeading west, Santa Fe SD40-2 5031 leads its train as it descends Cajon Pass on January 18, 1985. This location was dubbed "Stein's Hill" for the late, i... (more)
Large GoldA quintet of Santa Fe diesels hustles a westbound freight through the S-curve in Oro Grande, California, on October 3, 1982. Lead engine 5034, an SD40-2, is five years ol... (more)
Cowls – EMD Design at its Finest (IMHO)Electro-Motive built F45 diesels for Great Northern / Burlington Northern and Santa Fe. Perhaps it is my southern California bias, but the ... (more)
As 1974 Winds Down…Santa Fe U36C 8746 leads a trio of of SD45s (all still in the pre-Yellow Warbonnet scheme) as a westbound freight approaches Blue Cut, in southern California’... (more)
Historical Family ConnectionsA Southern Pacific freight, led by Cotton Belt SD45T-2 9165, passes through the Shell Oil Refinery (where my father worked during World War II) as it ro... (more)
Green and Yellow Foliage and DieselsOn a pleasant August afternoon, a Union Pacific automobile train heads west behind Chicago & North Western GP50 5074, UP SD40 3052 and C&NW SD40-... (more)