Two sets of four Montana Rail Link EMD SD70ACes, along with a couple of SD45s and yard switcher GP9 No. 120 gather at the engine facility at Helena, Montana, on May 23, 2011. The SD70ACes are used... (more)
Round the curve into Afton Canyon, U 8608 leads a MWCNP manifest east across the California desert as the sun begins to set.
The eastbound Roper manifest charges across the California desert for Nevada as it passes through Nipton and the small, but comfy, Nipton Hotel which is 20 feet from the railroad tracks.
The Midtown and Downtown skylines of Atlanta can be seen in this view overlooking Norfolk Southern's Inman Yard in Atlanta, GA. Intermodal train 282, being led by the Lackawanna heritage unit, wi... (more)
After a morning of chasing the Southern (TVRM) excursion to Asheville, we learned that the WB 69V was approaching with the CNJ leading. Here, NS #1071 approaches Asheville with the empty limeston... (more)
BNSF power seems to be the norm on these crude oil trains from the midwest as it crawls down track 1 past the old New York Central Union Station built in 1927.
Helper set N63 with SD70ACe #624 standing by at Km 76.
Lit up by the sinking afternoon sun, an eastbound Union Pacific manifest freight is at Lakeside, Utah, on March 5, 2012. Surely an optical illusion, but it almost feels like you can see the curve ... (more)
Skirting along the edge of Lake Erie, empty oil train 65R rolls west away from Sandusky, Ohio, with the Erie heritage unit leading the way. Photo by Casey Thomason. For more information about N... (more)
NS 1070 leads empty coal buckets back from Shelocta as they head through East Vandergrift, Pa.
As the day is close to coming to an end, the daily KCKDEN heads into the BNSF yard at Pueblo with the sun’s golden rays lighting up itself and the jointed UP mainline rails to its left.
The conductor gives a friendly wave as BNSF 8782 & FMX 4070 lead westbound empties.
BNSF SD70ACe 8798 brings up the rear of a westbound manifest at East Barstow. Rare in these parts to find any EMD power, let alone a new one.
The first big storm of the season dumped about 2 feet of snow on the summit of Donner Pass overnight causing problems for detectors, trains, and hell for the dispatch as trains got delayed several... (more)
The East St. Louis -- Seattle stack train winds through curves after entering Oregon.