The DPU of the westbound Union Pacific grain train pushes the tonnage around Arnold Loop as dawn colors the eastern sky before sunrise near Clifside, Nevada, on March 6, 2012.
The lonely life of a DPU, over a hundred cars from the boss, this one will come alive and shove south whenever it gets the call.
A ratty example of the numerous recently leased Canadian Pacific GEs leads a grain train westward around the curve through East Grand Forks.
SP141, still looking fresh and clean, leads an eastbound coal load up the 3% at Mitchell, CO. SP173 is the second motor and looks as if it has taken a few more trips over the Moffat with its dirt... (more)
A Palos, AL bound load eases down through Tolland while meeting an empty heading back to the mines.
Pigeons scatter as a manifest freight rolls southward past the newly installed, but not yet operative, block signals along the Hillsboro line.
This photo is brought to you by Nokian Tyres. After catching this Canadian Pacific empty grain train at Exshaw, I sprinted along snow-covered roads to catch it leaving the Rockies be... (more)
YN2 AC44CW's power a grain train north
Upgrade with empties for Pax, a pair of AC4400's are framed by the fall foliage as they follow C&O's Loup Creek branch toward the top of the New River Gorge from Thurmond.
With an empty coal train clear in the siding, an eastbound loaded coal train eases down grade on towards Denver from the Moffat Tunnel.
The morning sun starts to illuminate Coal Creek Canyon as a westbound empty coal climbs the grade towards Tunnel #1 near Blue Mountain Road.
Crude oil loads head east through MacGregor.
A westbound DPU unit is passing the old and bypassed tunnel at the top of the grade as it returns a bunch of empties to the Powder River. The verdant foliage of spring wreathes the scene beautifu... (more)
An empty grain train rounds the curve just West of Exshaw, AB.