At dusk, an eastbound stack train descends Curtis Hill with two new GE C4s in the lead. Plentiful rains have turned this part of Oklahoma into a Garden of Eden.
BNSF 8262 East meets a westbound stack train at Quinlan on the eastern slope of Curtis Hill.
Taken during GP60M No. 100's maiden eastbound voyage, this close-up shows the consoles that present and control the radio channel, brake pipe pressure, battery power level, windshield wipers, etc.... (more)
A UP westbound coming up the closer main track illuminates the power of a train parked on the other main at Chamiso.
The power on a westbound UP manifest leans into a curve as it descends the Maricopa Mountains on a 1.0 percent grade at Shawmut.
A westbound Santa Fe manifest runs down the main as a 991 holds in the siding at Woodford.
BNSF stack trains meet on the Transcon at the eastern edge of Gallup. The train closest to us in the foreground is westbound.
A westbound pig train makes its way up the steady grade between Mesita and Laguna, NM. Note that this stretch of track is left-hand running.
UP SD40-2 No. 3149 idles next to a WP U30B recently repainted into the orange and green.
As seen through a 500mm lens, a westbound freight makes its way through Lugo as it climbs the eastern slope of Cajon Pass. Meanwhile, automobiles come and go on nearby Summit Valley Road.
A westbound pig train passes MofW workers installing a second main track at Knightsen.
The relief engineer (in the cab) talks to the one going off duty before taking her train out of the station toward Salt Lake.
The dispatcher runs a UP manifest around a westbound Utah Railway coal load stopped at Colton. The coal train's conductor is distracted by an approaching UP man who will help him walk the train in... (more)
Late in the afternoon, a string of GEs basks in the light of the low sun not far from the east end of the yard.
A westbound BNSF manifest climbs Vista Hill past the southern extremity of the Book Cliffs.