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)
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)
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)
The “Infiernillo” (little hell) is a very narrow gorge or canyon shared by the Rio Rimac river, the “Carretera Central” main highway, and the railroad. In addition, t... (more)
Truck was Stuck due to Landing Gear caught on Crossing
An extra West Colton, CA to Roseville, CA manifest waits in the hole at Ansel. A southbound manifest is approaching the siding with the sun already behind the mountains leaving an impressive impri... (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...
Stormy weather and busy traffic in the Tehachapi mountains
Tank train crashed into a train with lots of new Porsche and Audi cars.
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)
The mid-train "slaves" on this coal train kicked out after a slack run-in, resulting in a quite a pile up in 1968 on Southern's Appalachia Division.
5472 eases into direct sunlight on her way to Niles Canyon with the Pacific Locomotive Association's museum collection in tow.
Normally a coal train that is hauling only lumber cars. A large tree branch is wedged on the plow and it is blowing snow around.
BNSF 5751 West follows the contours of the land while truck traffic paces it on parallel Hy. 287.
The covered hopper was pulled apart but did not derail.