As a Santa Fe westbound rolls downhill with coiled steel near the head end, an SP work train waits to exit the short siding. Up to the early 1980s, both the north and shorter south siding were con... (more)
A westbound Southern Pacific freight follows the Arkansas River just west of Cotopaxi, Colorado, on Rio Grande’s original mainline route through the Royal Gorge and over Tennessee Pass on Septembe... (more)
With the reopening of the Hackensack River Trestle, road freight SU99 once again originates at the MC Yard in Bogota and Ridgefield Park, N.J. Local crew WS3 is assembling the road freight with t... (more)
SD40T-2 8331 leads a motley selection of power around the horseshoe curve at Caliente - C30-7 CRL 529, GP40 DRGW 3149 and F40PH AMTK 282.
"Friday Night Lights"
The tri-weekly SU-99 that originates in Ridgefield Park, NJ sits in the MC yard on an overcast Friday evening before heading west to Binghamton, N... (more)
An assortment of EMD power from all of the "Modern Alphabet Route" railroads leads a coke train into Buffalo by the location formerly known as FW Tower. The Wheeling & Lake Erie, the All... (more)
SP's loaded Shell Oil Train roars up the stiff and curving grade at the west end of Bealville. Note that all power on the head end is EMD tunnel motors. The train weighs in at approximately 10,000... (more)
I sure wish I could recreate this shot with a modern Digital Camera. The eastbound freight led by DRGW 5386 is pulling onto the mainline from Grassy Siding in eastern Utah. It has just met the wes... (more)
On a pretty August 2, 1996, morning, an eastbound Southern Pacific autorack train passes Crystal Lakes south (railroad east) of Malta, Colorado, on the scenic line over Tennessee Pass. The train i... (more)
This westbound is about 30 miles out of East St. Louis on Union Pacific's Sedalia Sub..
BLE 909 adds to the spectacular fall colors as this empty taconite train makes its way north for another load of pellets at United Taconite.
Led by a colorful set of locomotives, an eastbound train on the Siskiyou Line is working up the 3+% grade to Siskiyou Summit.
A warm easterly breeze flattens the exhaust from six Trona Railway SD40s as they toil upgrade past the Trona Pinnacles.
It's late in the day and after dropping off a loaded train these faded old SDs are ready to turn their back on the setting sun and head for home with a long string of empties.
With just a few miles left to go, six of the Trona Railway's 'second generation' EMDs are making steady progress as they attack the long grade up through the Spangler Hills to the interchange at S... (more)