La Veta Pass meaning Mineral Vein Pass lies at 9242 feet at the the top of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. This eastbound train is climbing the 2.5% grade approaching the famous "loop&... (more)
The New Road and the Old. In the 1870's a trail through the British Columbia Wilderness was constructed to offer ranchers a way to move cattle from the interior near Lillooet and Pemberton... (more)
Canadian National celebrates 100 years! In 1919 the Canadian Parliament created the Canadian National Railway from several defunct bankrupt railroads. Here in Lytton, BC CN3224 in celebratory pai... (more)
Cheakamus Canyon in my opinion is one of the most spectacular railroad locations in Canada. The railroad drops on a steep 2.2% grade along side of the raging Cheakamus River cutting a narrow defi... (more)
Canadian National Manifest 570 is easing down the grade at Bridge 56.6, deep in the Cheakamus River Canyon. The heavy southbound is in full dynamics as the hill here is a steep 2.2% decent to the ... (more)
Grand Canyon of Canada is what many call the deep defile along the Upper Fraser River. It is officially called the Fraser River Canyon. The long 2.2% former British Columbia Railway grade north o... (more)
Canadian National Manifest 570 is easing down the 2.2% grade at Bridge 56.6. The whining dynamic brakes are hard to hear over the crashing Cheakamus River, still running high with spring run-off.
Eastbound Via with its classic looking train rounds "Robertson’s Curve" at Brule, Alberta. Brule Lake is formed by the Athabaska River on the edge of Jasper National Park.
A strong afternoon thunderstorm moves towards Eastern Montana . There is little doubt the fishermen along the Missouri River are getting wet...
Meanwhile the sun has re-appeared over Mullan Pas... (more)
A massive late spring storm covering several states temporarily gives a break to a few rays of sunshine as a westbound export coal train glides along the banks of Missouri River. This storm will b... (more)
Whats at the End of a Rainbow????....
Evidently BNSF9275 in a driving rain storm descending Mullan Pass as the rear DPU of an empty coal train. Who would have thought... lol :-)
Coke out of the refineries in Billings is often run in unit trains to west coast ports for Export. Here one of those export trains crosses Greenhorn Creek.
A parting shot from a June 2010 trip to Mullan Pass. A severe thunderstorm rages over Winston as this west bound coal load hustles a few miles east of Helena.