Two spikes -- one silver, one gold -- will be driven to complete the Transcontinental Railroad!
Heading south from Chattanooga, an NS freight passes the classic station at Fort Payne. The Alabama town is home to the musical band Alabama.
A southbound train breaks the evening silence in Fort Payne in an old industrial area.
A one-car local heads north at Fort Payne. The brick building now houses an art gallery and eatery.
A Union Pacific westbound passes the surviving gate of Castle Gate. A twin formation on the opposite side of the valley was destroyed when U.S. 6 was widened through the area.
A westbound BNSF freight utilizing trackage rights on Union Pacific's ex-Rio Grande line over Soldier Summit curves along the Price River.
Central Pacific Jupiter stretches is legs as it leaves the engine house and heads for display at the site of the driving of the Golden Spike.
A southbound train crosses the Tennessee River at Tenbridge as the sun sets.
A southbound train on the "Rathole" crosses the Tennessee River at Tenbridge, just downstream from Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga.
It's the biggest day these reproduction locomotives have ever seen -- the 150th anniversary of the driving of the Golden Spike. Before moving out to entertain thousands of people, CPRR Jupiter and... (more)
A Utah Railway train works its way north of Salt Lake City. Is there a more dramatic backdrop in any major U.S. city?
A Lhoist aggregate train emerges from the tunnel at Westel on the way to the interchange with Norfolk Southern at Rockwood.
A southbound freight passes the former Norfolk & Western depot at Abingdon. The house on the hill once housed railroad workers.
Ore carrier 6 sits on the Hoover Mason Trestle adjacent to the Bethlehem Steel plant. The trestle is now a pedestrian walkway.
All Hail Big Boy! Union Pacific 4-8-8-4 4014 makes its grand entrance at the Union Pacific's celebration of the Transcontinental Railroad in Ogden.