Sometimes when extra empty covered hoppers came into Mason City off the Marquette Trains, an extra job would be called to go out and spot them. As is the case with this job this day. Here the extr... (more)
I remember this chase very well! The 942 Spencer Local would come into Mason City sometimes on Tuesdays and Thursdays because they didn't connect with 940 in Spencer. That meant somedays there wou... (more)
ELS 1223 stops to pick up a switch list at the Ontonagon, MI depot in July of 2000. Unfortunately, this line is no longer in service and the tracks are gone.
First Generation QuartetA westbound Burlington Northern freight passes through Arapahoe, Nebraska, on August 5, 1985. SD9 6167 (the former Chicago Burlington & Quincy 365) leads a ... (more)
One of Portland & Westerns SD9s works the Oregon Electric Yard in Albany.
Brand new ATSF C44-9W units await delivery next to a couple of DMIR units at Clearing Yard.....Adam Farence Photo.
On a frigid February day, SP's local to Alturas heads east on the Modoc Line.
Seattle's Balmer Yard features a mini-hump, still in use in 2017. For years the hump was under the control of BN 6004, X-GN 554, a vintage SD7 that escaped the Mesabi Iron Range in northern Minnes... (more)
The Port of Tillamook Bay is returning to the yard at Tillamook, after switching out carloads of livestock feed downtown on Front Street. Cattle in Tillamook County produce the milk used for the f... (more)
It's beet season in the Klamath Basin. The Copic Local is heading out the Modoc Line with empties for the beet loaders at Merrill and Stronghold.
A nice little puff of smoke indicates a notch up on the throttle as the northbound Washington & Idaho "unit LPG" train deals with undulating grades and curves north of Oaksdale, WA, Sept... (more)
Not far from its original owner's rails, this former EJ&E SD9 hsa been acquired by Montana Rail Link and is showing off the paint of its new owner. Tom Golden photo.
A Roger Puta Photograph