CFRC is running its own K538 rail train today, with its own power....and take note of the lead motor, it IS facing south! They turned it on the Aloma Spur wye and paired it back-to-back with anot... (more)
With CFRC occupying 60 miles of the A-Line in Central FL, CSXT now sends their Geometry trains around that portion, resulting in some unusual overnight spots. For several years now, the Industria... (more)
What's interesting about uploading at RP.net is, the form recalls your previous entries under Locomotive Number....my profile show the last three as UP 844, UP 4014 and...UP 3985. So, in some sma... (more)
Friday morning out of Rawlins was met with some amazingly wintery weather, including rain & 40MPH wind gusts....plus this sucker hole that managed to follow the train between overpasses.....
Managed to pull down more shots of this train than I had imagined (under the circumstances!) and many of them do, in fact, feature people....which I normally don't try to include...but the spirit ... (more)
Photo finish. So this is how it ended....UP crew, left to right (844 to 4014): Ted Schulte, Kirt Clark, Bruce Kirk, Garland Baker, Troy Plagge, Jimmy Thompson, Don Crerar, Austin Barker, Ed Dicke... (more)
Prior to #4014 heading out for a test run, there was a lot of technical & logistical work done....and taking up nearly two hours was this move around the balloon track....most of the time eaten up... (more)
The first trip of the day on O&NW's last day being able to run the FCEN Sorrento Branch. It was decided that, until the branch is rehabbed, it can no longer host passenger service. For now, Moun... (more)
Time was ticking on this date as Orlando & Northwestern's Golden Triangle service rolls along the old Sorrento Branch, which has now been removed from service for passenger trains. Tavares is Ame... (more)
#4014 stretches its legs in preparation for the long trip to Ogden. The absolute last rays of daylight didn't go to waste.
#4014 stretches its legs in preparation for the long tip to Ogden.
The crowds, from town to town, really say it all. I am proud to now have all three of UP's operational steam locomotives in my viewfinder. Never say never. This small town of 284, with barriers... (more)
I have heard, from nearly every rail photographer I've ever encountered since I began this journey in the 70's, how much they longed to see a live "Big Boy". Here we are, in 2019, and i... (more)
Daytime run of the North Pole Express makes its arrival known....