While waiting for a photo of Amtrak 799, I was pleasantly surprised to catch a southbound UP freight. Ironically, in the summer months when the sun is right for this shot, morning fog is very com... (more)
A meet of epic proportions! BNSF 5427 meets UP 844 and SP 4449 with the steam spectacular. And yes, the rumors are true, I did use a step ladder to take this picture. Almost got blown over in th... (more)
BNSF 5751 West follows the contours of the land while truck traffic paces it on parallel Hy. 287.
This is one of the most spectacular railroads that I have ever seen. It climbs the Andes Precordillera up to 2850 meters / 9350 ft. It is a meter gauge line, similar to most other Chilean lines. I... (more)
After leaving the Beach St. trackage, #3841 is heading into a cut whichs leads to SP Santa Cruz yard. In the power consist along with #3841 are former commute geeps #3194 and #3186. #3194 would en... (more)
CP 115 snakes around Lake Superior's Mink Harbor and exits the famous 110' Mink Tunnel. Thanks to Earl Minnis for the inspiration & great directions!
Stormy weather and busy traffic in the Tehachapi mountains
Over two hours of dodging clouds finally produced a sunlit meet between the upbound Duquesne Incline and an eastbound CSX freight. Note the difference between the colors of the Monongahela and All... (more)
5472 eases into direct sunlight on her way to Niles Canyon with the Pacific Locomotive Association's museum collection in tow.
CB&Q's Golden 4-8-4 To celebrate the centennial of the opening of its Chicago to Aurora, Illinois line, the Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy very temporarily painted its king of fan trips, Nor... (more)
Blizzard conditions & near zero visibility this morning as D&H 252 dashes through snow drifts near the Canada/U.S border. Thanks to my reliable "oil burner" Ford F350...
Photo taken with permission.
Tank train crashed into a train with lots of new Porsche and Audi cars.
The mid-train "slaves" on this coal train kicked out after a slack run-in, resulting in a quite a pile up in 1968 on Southern's Appalachia Division.
A 14-minute time exposure overlooking the loop about an hour after sunset - a BNSF stack train starts at Rowen in upper right, proceeds through Woodford siding, through loop tunnel at center-right... (more)