CN 403 at Bloom with 9 units
With the Monolith cement plant in the background, BNSF 7364 hustles this Barstow bound freight south.
EMD 7023 East accelerates out of Tucson Yard behind four SD70Ms in EMD paint. Union Pacific is testing them to see how well they perform before placing an order with EMD.
Richmond to Birmingham Al, rack train races across the Tehachapi Valley near Monolith.
A very busy July 4th morning produced 12 Southbound trains between 6-10am! BNSF 8145 brings up the end of the massive fleet of trains leading a H-PASBAR at Cable.
East of Tehachapi near the old SP location of Eric, where a wye once was in place during steam days to turn helper engines that assisted Westbound trains up from Mojave. BNSF 7112 leads a Vancouve... (more)
About two miles west of Glenvar, VA, the 611 flashes eastbound by on the last lap into Roanoke. The fire will be dropped, its boiler washed, and the grand locomotive put into cold storage---possib... (more)
In the rain, the 611 powers up the 1.1 percent grade by the Meadows Golf Club near Christiansburg. The steam the engine is crossing is Crab Creek.
N&W J 611 marches up the 1.3 percent grade at milepost N286 with a 21-car passenger excursion from Roanoke to Walton and back. In 1957, this segment saw 14 daily passenger trains---all powered by ... (more)
Her Majesty has left the building. With Fire-up 611 crews carefully monitoring her every move, Norfolk & Western 611 eases out of a stall in the Bob Julian Roundhouse and onto the Spencer T... (more)
A JS engine on a loaded coal train disturbs the peace as it charges the grade out of the open cut coal mine at Sandaoling in NW China. January 16th 2012.
UP 8045 South holds the siding at Bealville as a BNSF northbound BARPAS passes by on the main.
Can't beat this train for variety. One of the reasons to frequent Tehachapi Pass is that most of the BNSF manifests usually have everything but the kitchen sink for power. You won't find this in C... (more)