While visiting Red Wing, MN, my son Hugh marveled at the Empire Builder. This was his first train experience. He is 19 months old in this photo. The Empire Builder was over an hour late but was... (more)
The L515 local is crossing over Pioneer road in South Fond du Lac. In this shot, its actually shoving towards the left or railroad south to service McNelius Steel on the Larson spur. The locomot... (more)
BNSF 8523 leads a loaded coal train up Logan Hill on the Orin subdivision's quadruple track passing Converse Junction.
BNSF 9929 leads an empty hopper toward Black Thunder Mine on the triple track Orin line.
Several eastbound coal loads are ready to go in the south yard. These trains were in holding pattern due to the Ravenna subdivision being clogged with too much volume.
The BNSF 8769 (DP engine) is headed eastbound around the wye into the north yard while a loaded coal train is coming from the Butte sub into the south yard. A few weeks ago the signal bridge (sou... (more)
A loaded Palos bound coal train arrives on Main 2 about to go under the 10th Street bridge in Alliance as another train follows behind in the distance.
A loaded coal train traverses through the S-curve between Ashby and Hyannis on its way toward Ravenna
The BNSF 6320 cruises through the Sand Hills meeting an opposing empty hopper on double track.
Rush hour on the railroad outside of Alliance. Three trains are in view with more to follow. At the time of the photo some 25 westbound and 14 eastbound trains were running on the Sand Hills sub... (more)
A loaded train bound for Palos, AL rounds breezy point as its DPs and helper unit can be seen in the distance due to the horseshoe curve.
A loaded 150 car monster crests Angora Hill with the southern edge of the Sand Hills in the distance at the town of Angora.
During the first real spring day, an empty UCEX train speeds through the S-curves just south of Vance on its way to Guernsey, WY.
With the Sandhills as a background, BNSF 5729 pulls an empty hopper around one of the many curves toward Alliance.
Its rare to find a day with puffy clouds on the Sand Hills as the BNSF 6312 charges around the corner at Antioch with less than 2 hours left to work meeting mow most of the day. The rail gangs ha... (more)