Railfanning can be a solitary, misunderstood, and frustrating hobby. It can also be extremely rewarding with good companionship, wonderful scenery, and great photographic rewards. Those days that ... (more)
Running 7 hours late due to Winter Storm Octavia, the southbound Amtrak Crescent quickly gets back underway after stopping for a malfunctioning crossing in downtown Oakwood. Along with the ... (more)
A Santa Fe F passenger unit reduced to freight service pauses with a northbound at Bellville, Texas to swap crews just after 2:00 a.m. on July 19, 1971.
Duchess of Sutherland viewed from the nearby limestone pavement coasting southbound over the 24 arches of Batty Moss viaduct shortly before sunset
Viewing the forecast for the heavy overnight snow and blizzard conditions, I opted to head out to try and capture a shot that I've done a hundred times in daylight, but never at night. With steady... (more)
Snowy McEwen Sunrise. A mountain snow flurry that drifted in from the nearby Elkhorns continues to lightly dust the McEwen Yard, as the sun rises amid breaking clouds to the east. This sur... (more)
The race is on, as two trains speed west on BNSF's Needles Subdivision. The first train in the shot is passing through Bagdad, while the Z train in the distance, running on the opposite track, wi... (more)
"12R MEETS 213" It's a very chilly 10 degrees at Shepherdstown, WV as 213 sits in the siding to meet the oncoming 12R. The venerable Norfolk and Western CPL signals stand guard both in ... (more)
At dawn, a westbound Union Pacific coal train climbs out of Leyden on January 23, 2007. Soon enough, the sun will rise above the city of Denver and a scattering of clouds to the east revealing ano... (more)
A Southern Pacific coal load climbs the steep Tennessee Pass Subdivision a mile or two below the summit on a sunny March 29, 1997 afternoon. The 100 car train had three AC4400CWs on the point, fou... (more)
A toe-numbing morning along the Lurgan Branch in the early hours of the morning on December 21, 2014 started my chase of the NS 956 with the OCS returning from South Carolina. As the sun began to ... (more)
Several minutes after the sun had set, the sky was still alive with color above Lake Pend Oreille as a westbound manifest rolled across the famous bridge over the lake.
Christmas City Express pauses by the nicely lit trees adjacent to Bentleyville.
Chelatchie Prairie Dawn. Up and in the saddle at 0-dark-thirty, the crew of Crossett Western #10 takes a local freight north at sunrise, on a former Northern Pacific branch line that is no... (more)
BNSF 274 leads a Seattle to Pasco manifest freight past Maryhill siding as Mt. Hood stands tall in the background.