Northbound Cedar River local works towards the next stop at St Ansgar as the sun peaks over the morning clouds. This job today has what getting to be an unusual consist for Iowa. IC 6201 has been... (more)
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)
It had been nearly 6yrs since I had last been to the Grand Canyon Railway. While on that trip at a location called Quivero, I remember seeing a couple of cowboys on horses and wishing I could get ... (more)
Clearing the switch for the balloon at Fulda. Not much fun!
Passengers get a brief glimpse of the mountains as a late "Canadian" VIA #1 approaches Swan Landing, AB in the very last light of the day.
With a rosy glow in the western sky, Union Pacific's Salt Lake to Los Angeles intermodal curves west through a superelevated curve just east of Erda, Utah. In the distance is Stansbury Island, the... (more)
GSR clickity-clacks toward the CP interchange at a steady 10mph, over a trestle and past an abandoned farmhouse.
Westbound A Lerro Production charter.
In memory of WMSR conductor Richard Markle, who was called home on January 4th, 2010. The WMSR won't be the same without him. (Thanks to Paolo Roffo for the information and the text.)
PS: M... (more)
The Scranton dispatcher and a hanging fern enjoy the warmth of the tower while 467 shivers in the first snow of the year. See William's version here. [photoid=296633]
The night hostler pauses for a moment between SP 4449 and NKP 765 to enjoy his cigar.
Series 500 "NOZOMI" running under very hard rain. It runs at about 160MPH so making a great splash.