Near sunset, an eastbound coal load roars past ISU Switch, wests of Chillicothe, IA. Note that the paint used on No. 8890 is of two different types, with the separation visible right down the midd... (more)
Each year the Alaska RR will run special passenger trains on the weekend to the Alaska State Fair in Palmer as a way to help alleviate traffic congestion in Palmer. The trains seem to be well rece... (more)
I had often looked at this location as a possible photo location but usually I wasn't equipped to wade through the bog to get the shot. Well, that changed last night when a buddy and I waded throu... (more)
Metra 113 leads a outbound train into Westmont.
A clean and newish BNSF ES44C4 brings up the rear of OEUNU 16 as it passes under the MoPac Era Signal Bridge. Don't know how much longer this signal bridge will be standing and in operation with t... (more)
This UP stack train, utilizing trackage rights between St. Elmo and Altamont on the CSX St. Louis line, heads west toward the split in St. Elmo.
A former Rock Island SD40 leads a former Burlington Northern SD40 south with empty Weston coal hoppers in tow on a ferry move south on former Milwaukee Road rails.
Roaring out of town under threatening skies with three units on line and three along for the ride this freight train passes another bygone landmark.
A brand new Tier 4 compliant GEVO leads this mixed freight manifest south just past Duplainville.
CDOT train arriving at the Guilford Station.
Its hard to believe by looking at the condition of them that the locomotive in the foreground is 6 years newer. The big MLW/ALCO sits in front of the Farnham station as one of the Central Maine an... (more)
With a fascinating array of power a loaded CSX train eases down the connector to head southbound on the former Clinchfield RR main.
Stored with long strings of retired GP16s this former ACL>SCL>SBD unit has probably reached the end of the line as well, though it was not on our list to inspect.
As much as some people liked "stealth" apparently motorists didn't and the expedient fix was this, called YN2 as I recall. It is fairly unusual to see a mom and slug at Erwin.