A covered hopper coasts down the hump of Argentine Yard and into its 62-track bowl yard, as the next cars wait up the hill. Argentine Yard handles thousands of cars a day over this hump, as the la... (more)
All in a Day’s Work
The Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern serves a small explosives manufacturing plant at Mount Carmel Junction, Pennsylvania. Since there is no runaround track ne... (more)
Wheels are a rollin’ on a westbound grain train approaching Paradise, Montana, on MRL’s Fourth Subdivision on May 3, 2012.
With a hand brake being applied, two covered hoppers are about to come to a stop on the Hobbs Island Road crossing at the very south end of the Huntsville and Madison County Railroad. The covered ... (more)
A Southern Pacific covered hopper awaits departure from North Yard in Salt Lake City for Ogden on July 30, 2016.
Not your Father's Scale Test Car Wearing the eye catching orange paint typically found in MoW cars, this former Pullman Standard 4 bay covered hopper has been reclassified to another use. ... (more)
The famous Missouri Pacific "screaming eagle" logo, as seen on the side of a covered hopper on a UP grain train earlier this week.
The type E couplers of two covered hoppers are held tight against each other as they roll through the gooseneck. From this vantage point it’s easy to see the spacious flat space provided at the e... (more)
For some freight cars the end of the line is not necessarily the scrapper’s torch, but instead finding use somewhere else other than the railroad. This former Santa Fe covered hopper built in Mar... (more)
One of the crew members stands by as a set of cars are shoved back to hook up with CGLX 1382. They were busy moving cars around in the GATX Rail facility in Colton, CA when I stopped by after my ... (more)
A nifty Rio Grande covered hopper, built in June 1962, awaits service stored in the Riverton House Track on Dec. 14, 1985.
The Rock Lives! Buried deep in the Lange-Stegmann Company grain facility in Saint Louis, Missouri, on October 3rd, 2014, was a real "WABAC Machine" moment - a string with eight (ex) Rock Is... (more)
Looks like a few grain hoppers had enough for the day.
A former Grainbelt covered hopper damaged in a derailment several years ago now serves as an overhead feed bin on a farm West of Ringwood, OK. A closer inspection of what seems to be an otherwis... (more)