TRAINS Magazine 2011 Grand Prize Photo Contest Winner. The view of a falling snowflake.
A heavy January snow fall blankets the area in snow while Union Pacific MSSPR makes a set out in Altoona,... (more)
Union Pacific 5108 highballs east out of Altoona yard with a high-wide train of flat cars carrying wind turbin parts headed to Global 3 in Illinois.
Union Pacific MPRSS has just pulled up to the Altoona depot under an amazing sky.
A whitetail deer watches my every move while the Union Pacific local sneeks up from behind returning to Altoona, WI.
Red, White, and Blue...and Yellow. Fireworks get shot into the sky from Lake Altoona over Union Pacific's yard in Altoona, Wisconsin where a GP40-2 and a GP60 rest.
Union Pacific MPRSS glides west out of Altoona yard, cutting through the falling snow on their way to Saint Paul, MN.
I have a few photos from this position that just didn't have the look thi... (more)
Sliding through Altoona Yard at reduced speed, the windmill parts train continues south.
The old jointed rail is move off the ties as a fleet of MOW equipment removes ballast from between the ties, surface the ties, fill spike holes, reposition tie plates, position the new welded rail... (more)
The setting sun throws it's last rays of light through the cab of this tied down welded rail train.
This bonder uses a spark gun to light the cap that burns hot enough to bond the signal wire to the side of the rail. He will bond 2 wires across this joint to keep the signals in good operation wi... (more)
The work it takes to clean up an entire yard after a heavy snow is just mind blowing. Every switch gets blown, shoveled, and sweeped out to keep everything in perfect working order.
A heavy rain comes down and is nicely backlit from 4017's headlamps.
CLOSE STRIKE!! A bright bolt of lightning strikes directly behind a Union Pacific SD70-M that has just arrived with PRSS into the Altoona yard.
The setting sun lights up the sky into an amazing sight over a welded rail train as it sits next to a stick of rail laying on the ground.