Along the Overland Route: Early morning on the bluff overlooking Rock River, WY found the distant speck of an eastward train 8 miles distant. Almost imperceptibly it crosses the plains, eventually... (more)
Westbound coal empty Maxwell
AN Oak Creek, WI to North Antelope Mine, WY, empty coal train round the sharp curve at West Marshalltown. The train is currently working thru central Iowa on the ex-CNW double Main between Clinton... (more)
GE's lead UP Train AASFX 22 towards Fairfax Yard on the UP KC Metro Sub. at Hickory Street on a beautiful afternoon accompanied by the KC Skyline.
Locomotives: UP 6049, UP 7140
A pair of trains meet on the KCT Low Line at Adams Street Interlocking, UP Train GSCTE5 11 is coming out the UP Armourdale Yard Outbound and the KMNOA 12 is headed into The Inbound.
This rou... (more)
After having some issues with the leads unit, 6033 starts to move again out of Clarence, Iowa.
Westbound 1x1 coal train rolls thru the small town of Chelsea in central Iowa. The train is making its way across Iowa on the ex-Chicago North Western double main. The train is bound for Black Thu... (more)
As the evening sun gives way to dusk in the low desert of the Imperial valley, a westbound Union Pacific intermodal train charges through Niland located on the Yuma Subdivision.
Last Light, Last Train:Last train of 2016 for me. As the day comes to an end, one last train heads across the Black River drawbridge, this empty coal train is headed for Marquette and event... (more)
Locomotives gather on the fuel tracks at Union Pacific’s former Rio Grande North Yard at Denver, Colorado, on December 22, 2012. The yard tower is visible above the locomotive on the right.
it is a frigid morning as UP 5710 (AC4400CWCTE) has just dropped off a freight in the North Yard and heads for the engine servicing island for some sand and fuel.
Try to imagine a Big Boy double header blasting around this curve as it is about to achieve the summit.
An empty UP coal train waits for their signal while the cold Colorado River rolls on beside it.