Milwaukee Road #261 makes good time shuttling 9 gondolas to interchange with the Twin Cities and Western in Buffalo Lake, MN. Once a two track main, the line is now single and sees mostly TC&W t... (more)
Whenever the term "Autumn Leaf" or "Fall Color" Special was coined I have to believe that the author(s) had something close to this scene in mind. This view of N&W 611, an original Norfolk Souther... (more)
A 14-minute time exposure overlooking the loop about an hour after sunset - a BNSF stack train starts at Rowen in upper right, proceeds through Woodford siding, through loop tunnel at center-right... (more)
Every photo is supposed to have a story that goes with it, and this one is about an everyday event that didn't quite unfold as it normally does. // One warm summer evening, BNSF's daily garbage... (more)
Can see bridge support leaning about 30 degrees +. CSXT locomotive hangs by a thread as only rails support loaded Centerflow. Notice bravest guys I've seen working under car only supported by rai... (more)
At approximately 4AM, the Chesapeake and Albermarle rock job was northbound with approximately 40 empties. When it approached the open bascule draw span over the Intercoastal Waterway, the train ... (more)
Tank train crashed into a train with lots of new Porsche and Audi cars.
It's often tough to get good pix while on a family vacation, but the Izaak Walton Inn perhaps offers an exception. Here between Red Bus tours and lake boat rides I found time for a morning trip o... (more)
CN locomotive 2661 signaled the start of a mock collision staged at a crossing in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 28. The scenario took place on the first day of Operation Lifesaver Rail Safety Awaren... (more)
A meet of epic proportions! BNSF 5427 meets UP 844 and SP 4449 with the steam spectacular. And yes, the rumors are true, I did use a step ladder to take this picture. Almost got blown over in th... (more)
Tatyana and the brakemen from the SPO-EVE engage in idle chit-chat about how they like to spend the last days of summer as the rest of the crew waits for the dispatcher to give them the switch. I'... (more)
ex C&NW GE C44-9W was involved in a fatal accident in Clinto Iowa. Two veteran railroaders lost their lives as a result of their locomotive running into the rear of another train.
Stormy weather and busy traffic in the Tehachapi mountains
Now that’s a curve! CLD Pacific Grain’s trackmobile pulls four newly-unloaded covered hoppers around the loop track at CLD’s O-Dock on the Willamette River in downtown Portland. The ... (more)
Blizzard conditions & near zero visibility this morning as D&H 252 dashes through snow drifts near the Canada/U.S border. Thanks to my reliable "oil burner" Ford F350...