The snow-covered peaks of the front range rise mercilessly from the foothills, utterly dwarfing the man-made machinery that traverses through this unforgiving terrain.
Train watching on Utah's dead sea can be an ethereal experience. The western sky in the moments before sunset has turned the shade of orange sherbet, the salt mist in the air refracting the setti... (more)
The bartender reaches into the cooler for a cold one at the "400" Club in Altoona, Wisconsin which was named after the famous Chicago and Northwestern passenger train that used to pass right by th... (more)
An outbound freight train departs from the yard as a hump trim crew pulls cars from the bowl tracks in front of the trim tower at BNSF's large Galesburg Classification Yard in Galesburg, IL.
The railroad keeps moving even in the worst of weather. A large blizzard has just finally passed the area after dumping over a foot of snow the night before. Two Soo Line GP38-2s bring the local b... (more)
Steam locomotives 3526, 3642 and 3830 race the NSW Rail Transport Museum "Illawarra Highlander" special out of Otford Tunnel, and into the daylight near Stanwell Park. The special train was en rou... (more)
Snow, wind and cold. A westbound freight creeps out of the western portal of the Allegheny Tunnel, greeted by snow covered tracks. With the wind whipping, I was surprised I was able to keep the ... (more)
The westbound California Zephyr is running somewhat late at Floy, Utah, but the passengers are enjoying a spectacular sunset over Utah's desert country.
MILW 261 powers a freight out of the yard past the stopped Olympian Hiawatha as seen from the Skytop Dome Cedar Rapids. The other patrons had gone into town to wait for the arrival o... (more)
NR37's headlight cuts the gloom as it leads sister unit NR15 upgrade into the sleepy hamlet of Exeter, in the New South Wales southern highlands. The wooden-arm semaphores at this location were re... (more)