With another pair of Dash 9s in charge, the Northtown to Noyes manifest rolls into the morning sunlight and passes the sidings at the American Crystal Sugar plant in East Grand Forks.
Cajon Pass on a calm spring morning. Over 20,000 spitting and snarling horsepower grind inexorably upgrade against a backdrop of Sierra rising to a height of over 10,000 feet. This is some place!
On a warm afternoon a lengthy 'stacker' descends Cajon's original 3% grade behind a DASH-9 and one of its most recent descendants.
Yet another great place to enjoy a Bud Light with my Dad while w... (more)
BNSF 7019 is the lone leader on the point of an eastbound stack train blasting through town on a quiet Sunday morning. The bridge abutment to the left is the remnants of the Wabash main to Des Moi... (more)
With Donner Pass close with track workers, the traffic over the pass has been rerouted to the Feather River Canyon. The canyon normally sees three trains a day, but for one week only, traffic is g... (more)
A Gen-set and a B40-8 lead a transfer into Argentine Yard.
In the late afternoon, the South Local returns to Grand Forks with an unrepainted GP50 second out. I'm honestly surprised that no mosquitoes showed up in this shot; they were nearly bad enough to ... (more)
A neat catch, in the form of the experimental "Pill" scheme, thunders out of Joliet with the westbound Y JOL201.
An empty Detroit Edison coal train rolls through Boylston Junction behind a pair of EMD's.
The daily local to Hillsboro rolls south on shiny new ribbon rails.
A short manifest is making good time out of Grand Forks behind the power of a pair of Dash 9s.
BNSF 4516 and two other motors lead a hot Z-train east through the La Plata Crossovers still protected with Santa Fe searchlights.
A westbound BNSF trackage rights manifest bound for Provo, Utah climbs the grade through Tolland approaching the East Portal Road Crossing in the valley between the Moffat Tunnel and Rollinsville ... (more)
Z Scale Trains Nope, this is the real thing! A westbound manifest moves down the Feather River Canyon along the cliff near Poe.
A long Oakland bound BNSF stack train passes through Bealville in the early morning.