The TranzAlpine rests amongst the wildflowers at world famous Arthur's Pass station, the summit of the crossing between the east and west coasts of New Zealand's south island.
The UP shield abounds as both ends of a southbound rack train fill the frame, the locomotives working hard out of tunnel 5 while the last few racks have just exited tunnel 3.
Snow in the Tehachapi Mountains is a relatively rare treat. This February morning saw upwards of 6 inches in downtown Tehachapi, but a mere 10 railroad miles away, the tracks have dropped signific... (more)
I'm not sure there are many experiences more magical than standing in the middle of the desert, miles from anyone and anything, at sunset. In this photo, the sun is minutes from dipping below the ... (more)
The Tehachapi Mountains are lush with greenery as the sun sinks lower on a gorgeous spring evening. An empty BNSF coil train, with some great power, descends the pass, having just knocked down the... (more)
A glorious winter day is upon the Tehachapi Loop as a quintet of modern and classic power leads a stack train up the mountain toward Tehachapi, Mojave, Barstow, and points beyond.
The TranzAlpine, having turned on the other end of town, splits the small west coast Hamlet of Greymouth on New Zealand's south island as she heads back through town toward the station to c... (more)
A hotshot westbound intermodal knocks down the signal at Maine as it heads westward into the setting sun on a glorious November evening.
A hotshot westbound BNSF pig train races west toward the setting sun, easily maintaining the track speed of 70mph is it climbs southward into Kingman along route 66.
A hot BNSF Z-train winds its way down the Tehachapi Loop toward Woodford and, eventually, Bakersfield.
As rare as rare gets... at least, these days! Doublehead live steam in action as 4-8-4 844 and Challenger 3985 lead UP's Denver Post Excursion northward about 15 miles north of Denver, Colorado.
Boulder Creek is full of rushing snow runoff from the Continental Divide as the DPU on an eastbound loaded coal drag rounds the bend out of sight.
A loaded coal train descends the mountain toward Plainview siding for a meet with Amtrak's California Zephyr on a beautiful Saturday morning. Note the DPU power visible further back in the train.
Three brand new, sparkling clean GEVO units lead a UP pig train up the hill toward Tehachapi as they round the curve toward tunnel 2 on a spectacular Sunday afternoon.
A loaded coil train with an interesting lashup (including BNSF GP60B # 341) climbs out of tunnel 10 just above Tehachapi Loop on its way toward Mojave.