Golden Hour at Des Lacs...
A BNSF grain train grinds into the blinding sunset at Des Lacs, ND, and crosses the village namesake reservoir.
Racing the Setting Western Sun
An eastbound local from the oil patch rolls downgrade between Lonetree and Des Lacs, ND in the last fading moments of daylight.
Tiptoeing over the Mouse
A westbound grain train led by a fresh Golden Rodent and two Catfish glide over the Souris River in Minot, ND. The river is being hemmed in by a billion-dollar fl... (more)
Golden Hour Over Gassman Coulee
Aglow in Golden Hour light and changing colors, a stack train crosses Gassman Coulee Trestle. Photo from private property, with permission.
Amtrak #6, the eastbound California Zephyr, eases out of Tunnel 29.
UP coal empties storm up the Moffat Route 2% grade at Tunnel 1. Recent news indicates an Arvada developer will build about 50 new homes, forever spoiling this timeless scenery. Get your shots wh... (more)
CP's 2017 Holiday Train entertains hundreds in Minot, ND at the historic Soo Line depot. Photo taken from public property.
An eleven minute exposure finds eastbound doublestacks making track speed downgrade into Minot over 1792' long Gassman Coulee Trestle, among the longest on the former GN. Photo taken from private... (more)
A Chicago-bound stack train hustles east with a GP60B and a backdrop of the snowcaps of Glacier National park.
The low rays of the sun illuminate the East Local climbing the grade near 25th Street. A crewman on the ground directs the work being done.
A UP eastbound coal load cautiously descends the 2% grade at Tunnel 27, after dark.
A hard-charging westbound coal empty, exiting Tunnel 18, enters a winter wonderland.
Glorious first light bathes a coal empty climbing the 2% grade at Tunnel 7.
The Roper Yard-North Yard (MRONY), or "Macaroni" cautiously descends into the depths of South Boulder Canyon near old Tunnel 28. Tunnel 28 was daylighted in 1951. Sharp-eyed viewers will note a ... (more)
A westbound UP manifest chugs out of Tunnel 1, with Coal Creek Peak dominating the scene.