Southern California's Tehachapi Mountains are home to a truly one of a kind mountain railroad with accompanying weather that is just as unique. From triple digit heat in the Summer to snow and bel... (more)
During a service stop at Carr, CO Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 is wrapped in clouds of steam as the steam crew carefully studies their machine.
60 years have passed since Cheyenne last heard the roar of a Big Boy as it stormed out of town westbound up Sherman Hill. On May 2nd, 2019 what was once a daily ritual was recreated thanks to the ... (more)
As the final trace of daylight saturates the lingering clouds over the summit of the high Sierra Amtrak's eastbound California Zephyr passes through Soda Springs, just west of Norden. Even running... (more)
On a beautiful winter's afternoon near the top of Donner Pass a westbound Union Pacific double stack train approaches Norden as the dense Sierra fog begins to roll in. Looming over the scene and a... (more)
As afternoon fades to evening the howl of dynamics pierce the snow cap calm on the western slope of the Sierra, within moments the source of intruding sound peaks around the curve having just pass... (more)
'Route of the Streamliners' via the 'Mainline through the Rockies'. 17 of Union Pacific's finest hold-outs from the 'Streamliner' era are surrounded by the Pagodas Canyon's ruby red cliffs on the ... (more)
Continuing in traditions initiated over the decades by the Central Pacific and later Southern Pacific, snow fighting is simply a way of life during inclement months on the Roseville Subdivision. F... (more)