The Saguaros that so characterise Southern Arizona stand vigil over yet another UP freight slowly grinding its way eastwards at Shawmut. Southern Pacific, steam power - you name it, some of these ... (more)
Eastbound stacks make their way upgrade through the Saguaro-studded scenery at Shawmut shortly before sunset. The older, abandoned alignment up the hill is visible behind the train.
After climbing steadily on straight track from Gila Bend, an eastbound stack train really knuckles down as it twists and turns up the steep grade at Shawmut. The Sonoran wilderness is a very atmos... (more)
One of an increasing number of autorack trains passes over the photogenic bridge at Canyon Diablo - the deep and narrow ravine that bisects the plain between Winslow and Winona in Northern Arizona... (more)
Rarely a dull moment on BNSF's busy Transcon... Eastbound autoracks behind a trio of DASH-9's slow on the approach to Winslow as empty well-wagons accelerate west behind newer GE power.
On a perfect September morning, Columbus and Chattahoochee SD40-2's nos. 3348 and 3349 amble through the lush Alabama countryside on their southward journey to the Mahrt mill in Cottonton - air co... (more)
A southbound BNSF manifest thunders around the sharp curve into Tunnel 2. This is a popular spot with photographers and on this warm, sunny afternoon it was also pretty popular with rattlesnakes!
Southbound trains are queuing up to make their way across the Tehachapi Mountains late on a perfect spring afternoon. A BNSF manifest is about to overtake a similar UP train held in Bealville sidi... (more)
Big power leads a good-sized BNSF stack train east across the Mojave Desert on a warm and slightly hazy spring morning.
With the peaks of the Tehachapi mountains cloaked in cloud, a heavy Union Pacific manifest descends into bright sunlight just north of Mojave.
An interesting variety of BNSF motive power in a range of pre and post-merger paint schemes drag a manifest through the cut on the eastern approach to Ash Hill's summit.
Facing into the bright morning sun, a consist of weathered and battle-scarred General Electric AC units thunders up Cajon Pass with empty coal hoppers.
Four GE's are giving all they have to keep a loaded grain train moving up the steep slope from Mojave to Tehachapi. Helping further back are three more units cut in mid-train with another two push... (more)
Two westbound BNSF intermodals race each other to the summit of Ash Hill on a warm afternoon out in the Mojave Desert.
A heavy Union Pacific stack train fills the sweeping curve at Warren as it slowly climbs the dry east slope of the Tehachapi Mountains.