On St. Patrick's Day the calendar still said winter and Mother Nature made sure to remind us of that fact. A pair of GP50s hustle the westbound Brainerd Local with 14 cars across Huson Trestle on ... (more)
Southern Railway GP50 #7007 leads a southbound manifest through Erlanger, KY. Looking on are Mark Chester Jr, my dad, my nephew Eric, and friend Gary.
A interesting find at the end of the BNSF San Jacinto Branch in Romoland finds this short hopper train near the end of line. The red flag is a few hundred feet from here, where the line once conti... (more)
BN 3142 flies thru Brookfield, IL on BN's famed triple track as it starts its' long journey to the west coast. Orange painted noses didn't last long on the BN, but they are current color of choice... (more)
Pass at West Linroth.
Meet at Barstow.
Dakoka & Iowa GP50 2513 sits at NRE in Dixmoor.
There's no evidence of the UP "merger" here three years after the takeover as three C&NW units move an eastbound towards Proviso. This area between Missouri Valley and West Denison would... (more)
Triple tigers in triple track: Burlington Northern train No. 3 flies westbound on the “Racetrack” main line at La Grange, Illinois, on November 22, 1986. Three EMD “Tiger Stripe” GP50s power the S... (more)
All of the former Southern Railway GP50s have sadly now been taken out of service and rebuilt. Here, in happier days for us Southern fans, one of the last ones remaining at the time leads NS p17 a... (more)
Running as light power westward, BNSF 525 and BNSF 3175 head towards Bellemont to pick up a locomotive that was set out a couple days before as it passes the iconic station in Downtown Flagstaff.
The return leg of the Lafayette turn drops down into Opelika on CSX's Atlanta-Montgomery main using trackage rights dating back decades to Central of Georgia/Western Railway of Alabama days.
A BNSF local pulls west of town to spot a few hopper cars at an industry in perfect evening light.
A Indiana & Ohio train is heading west out Queensgate along River Road. The nice weather sure beats the snow and cold Cincinnati experience a few days ago.