With four Missouri Pacific SD40-2’s following a Rio Grande tunnel motor, westbound Rio Grande coal train 788 negotiates the small canyon near Cotopaxi, Colorado. The 100 car train was loaded at Ca... (more)
Rio Grande train 179, the Ford Fast Freight, hugs the bank of the Arkansas River as it winds through Cotopaxi, Colorado. My friends opted for a rock outcropping over the river just west of ... (more)
Rio Grande train 179, the Ford Fast Freight, grinds westward along the Arkansas River in Texas Creek, Colorado. Although the heart of the grade over Tennessee Pass is still about fifty mile... (more)
Empty garbage containers depart Klamath Falls on a winter morning. This train is moving empties from the landfill at Roosevelt, WA to a reload on California Northern.
A westbound lumber drag heads toward Dunsmuir on the Shasta Route. This location on the shoulder of US 97 is a great place for catching trains and Mount Shasta.
A Roger Puta Photograph
The engineer on a Sage Hen Helper waves as the train highballs Canby, CA on the Modoc Line.
A westbound lumber drag rolls through the Shasta Valley on the Siskiyou Line.
Lots of "stuff" to see in this photo. Three tunnel motors bring a freight through the yard lead by Cotton Belt SD40T-2 8334, followed by SP SD40T-2, 8278 and SP SD45T-2, 9288. Behind 928... (more)
WS-2 with the power for road train SU-99.
An eastbound train of empties for the Rogue Valley heads up the Siskiyou Line. Once the train crosses the Klamath River and reaches Hornbrook, the 3+% grades to Siskiyou Summit will begin.
The last active SD40T-2 on the NYS&W is sharing space at the fuel facility with the SU99 road power, to the left.
This is the aftermath of the November 22, 1994 taconite train runaway on Tennessee Pass. The train ran away on the 3% grade, and ended up in a pile at the bottom of the Mitchell Curves. This is a... (more)