An eastbound BNSF meets UP's E RBLDKM above on the Palmdale Cutoff. Power may have changed over the years, but Cajon Pass is no less amazing to see in action.
Big mountains, big trains, big power. Moving heavy trains through the Rocky Mountains is no easy task. 100+ car coal trains often utilize mid train DPUs (Distributed Power Units), such as t... (more)
Just before sunrise, the northbound empty cans pass by the restored Southern Pacific Station in Santa Barbara. They are traveling from Los Angeles to the oil fields at San Ardo.
The Union Pacific Wendover Local runs every day except Sunday to service the many mineral extraction, ore loadouts and hazardous waste facilities on the shore of the Great Salt Lake and on the Bon... (more)
Southbound train of grain hoppers led by a GE Tier 4-compliant locomotive approaches the control point called Wann, which is one of the few places which still sports color position light signals. ... (more)
The engineer on the SP 6328 invited me up on to the front walkway and take photographs of the approaching westbound train. It turned out to be the Blue Streak Merchandise Fast Forward (BSMFF), th... (more)
The BNSF Barstow to Rock Island turn sports a freshly repainted GP50 with an added numberboard brow in downtown Moline.
A little different view of the always busy Tucson yard diesel service area. Note the yard tower in the distance.
Eleven UP engines line up for a move out of the North Yard in Denver.
An impressive photoline of about 40 people for the steam rotary snow blower Xrot d # 9213 and "Bernina crocodile" Ge 4/4 # 182 on the Bernina pass line along Lago Bianco. The spectators... (more)
Early morning at 06.53 AM on Ospizio Bernina, highest station of the Rhaetian Railway on 2252 meter a.s.l. The two bell apparatus are still operational and announce the next train, when it departe... (more)