Milwaukee Road's Bi-Centennial locomotive leads the XL Special as it departs Portage for the West Coast.
A westbound coal empty glides out the spectacular Gore Canyon. The rapids in this canyon are some of the most challenging on the continent. There is only a small handful of raft companies that c... (more)
A westbound coal empty climbs the 2% grade of the Crater Loops towards the 8283ft. Toponas Summit. The name of the loops comes from the volcanic geology of the area. Nearby is a quarry that has m... (more)
New platforms at Vincent Grade……over the last year Metrolink has brought several upgrades to their trackage and facilities at Vincent Grade/Acton, the summit of the former Southern Pacific 'Saugus... (more)
An eastbound coal load drifts off the top of colorful Toponas Summit and down towards Egeria and Rock Creek Canyons. This is the third highest point on the active standard gauge freight railroad s... (more)
During the years that my son attended college in Laramie, WY we took a one week Spring Break tour along the Transcon. These were great times and we'd spent the night west of Seligman sleeping betw... (more)
Late afternoon finds the 4901 West grinding up the grade from Pica to Yampai. In another mile it will be downgrade to the Colorado River, 113 miles distant.
Fuji Provia F.
Departing Lake Junction
With the conductor riding the hind end the MO-1 shoves West out of Lake Junction heading for the High Bridge Branch to drop off the NS switcher. They'd ... (more)
Only on the Morristown & Erie
While the Morristown & Erie is known for their wild consists its safe to say this was one of the more interesting ones featuring both ALCO C424's... (more)
UPY 1324 (MP15DC) gets ready to pull empty fuel cans from the fuel island in the North Yard.
Westbound double stacks drift through Kingman Canyon on BNSF's Seligman Subdivision.
With the Big Horn River down below, the annual AAPRCO convention special is nearly out of the Wind River Canyon as the train heads into the town of Thermopolis and then north to Montana over the B... (more)
UPY 625 (GP15-1) gets ready to sort a string of freight in the 36th Street Yard
"Berkshire in Slateford"