Light power rests on the Benicia Auto Transload waiting to take a train east when a crew arrives later in the day.
Smoke from the Thomas Fire, over 300 miles away in Ventura, makes for a smoke set over Jack London Square and a Union Pacific Manifest out of Oakland Yard.
NS 26Q (Memphis,TN/UP-Garden City,GA) sprint south on the outskirts of Varnell, GA (MP-28.6) on the NS Atlanta North-End heading toward the Garden City Terminal the fourth busiest port in the U.S.... (more)
Norfolk Southern Hotshot Intermodal Train 225 kicks up the Snow as it roars West around the curve at Cleburne, AL. The day before on 12/8/2017 Alabama got a big Winter Storm that dumped anywhere f... (more)
A quartet of Union Pacific motors begin their cross-country trek through a record snowfall in west Georgia
The longer the train, the more these curves get accentuated. This ISCLB was a good 10k+ feet, and with a good TOB ratio, is making a quicker descent of Cima Hill than your ordinary freight.
Snow in Alabama is a rare thing but 12 inches of snow is nearly unheard of this far south. It was fun to get out and get a few snow shots because who knows when this will happen again!!!
NS 211 was one of many trains to detour over the Port Reading Secondary on this day. The detours were necessitated by the derailment of CSX Q404 the day before on the Lehigh Line in Union, NJ. I... (more)
On one of their first runs in revenue service, three beautiful new EMD SD70Ms lead an eastbound UP vehicle train on the Sunset Route through Red Rock, AZ. Few people anticipated that UP's employee... (more)
This short manifest is headed south on the Chester Sub at Valmeyer, Illinois.
CN 327 with CSXT 4693 & CSXT 3255 lead 103 cars past MP 14 of CN's Kingston Sub in Pointe-Claire.
Fresh from the paint booth, UP's Olympic Units are in charge of Global 2 - Global 3 shuttle as it crosses the Fox River in Geneva.
I think that this is the first time that I am included in my own photo. Here are UP locos 4401, 593 and 4141 at Jenks shops.