A trio of UP heavies moves through Longmont, Colorado in search of a train.
Metra smokes up coming out of Union Station. Metra had some of the smokiest F40s I've ever seen on this trip.
The westbound Southwest Chief running late as usual passes through Victorville between Frost and Thorn on a warm morning in the high desert.
Click, click, click, click, click.... click. Click.
Amtrak's venerable "Solari Board", installed in the early 1980's, cycles through train departure and arrival times displayed on rota... (more)
The summer has not gotten off to a good start here in the Last Frontier. Plenty of dark dreary skies and rain, lots of rain. So when you get a sunny afternoon you make the most of the opportunity.... (more)
Until the mid 1990s, it was common for Southern Pacific to run roadfreights in the Willamette Valley with solid sets of first generation power. A set of valley power pulls a westbound toward Eugen... (more)
After meeting an Amtrak San Joaquin, a Santa Fe eastbound roars out of the siding at Ballico, CA. It appears only the first two 4-axle units are working, as no exhaust is coming from the freshly r... (more)
Not to be confused with the famous steam engine...BNSF 3751 leads this westbound double stack up grade towards the summit at Ash Hill.
NW SD40 1617.
In 1945 built by Baldwin, former french railways SNCF, coalfired 2-8-2 "Mikado" steamlocomotive 141 R # 568 (owner Andrew Cook of Wiiliam Cook Rail) is now based at Vallorbe ant operated... (more)
SP 4449 swings around the bend at the small town of Madras, Oregon, climbing the steep grade out of the Deschutes River Canyon.
In the last decade Southern Pacific owned the Molalla Branch, daytime movements were very rare. Normally, the branch was worked in the middle of the night by the Oregon City Switcher. After Dick S... (more)
Dieel shunter Tm III # 9529 of the DVZO is shunting at Bauma with cars of the AMOR EXPRESS.
Duluth & Northeastern No. 28 is being serviced at Two Harbors after a successful run up the North Shore from Duluth.