UP's hot Overland Mail West sweeps through the valleys east of the highest ridges of the Sierra Nevada, with the little town of Doyle in the distance. What a change in scenery this is compared to ... (more)
With Santa Fe's double-track main line far below, a heavy SP manifest out of West Colton roars up the steep grade of the Palmdale-Colton Cut-off. If you look closely, you can see that the SP line ... (more)
At sunset in Martinez, CA, a couple of teenagers using the Santa Fe right of way to get home seem oblivious to the danger coming up fast behind them. The engineer of 7412 West, a 199 train, is lea... (more)
While the engineer remains at the throttle of Rio Grande 5401 East, two other crewmen inspect the power. The manifest has just passed the west end of Gilluly, where curvature and a steep grade put... (more)
Late in the day under a hazy sky, Santa Fe 5594 West drops downgrade through Bealville. The large number of units on the point is the result of combining a couple of helper sets to the point of th... (more)
Well after sundown, BNSF 7324 South tops the grade between Gainesville and Valley View, TX.
As dusk falls over Galesburg, IL, activity continues uninterrupted at BNSF's engine facility and yard.
A GE C4 adds both braking and pushing power to a westbound BNSF load of what looks like DDG. The train has just come off Curtis Hill, and is now headed for the open expanses of northwest Oklahoma ... (more)
Early in the morning, a trio of BNSF GEVOs rolls off the hill between the summit and Quinlan with an eastbound stack train in tow.
A KCS conductor watches closely as his train steps over the east switch at Metro, TX. At the switch, his train will diverge onto its own tracks that lead back to Dallas--KCS's Alliance Sub. The in... (more)
As BNSF 7144 East pulls to a stop in Clovis Yard, an eastbound hot-shot appears on Main 2. In the distance at left is the big engine facility here.
Amtrak No. 822 North crosses UP's Duncan Sub as it heads for Oklahoma City. In the background is the huge Gavilon Grain elevator.
Far from the person that's controlling her, 6926 is working the east end of the yard without anyone in the cab.
A GP38-2 pulls a string of BNSF gondolas out of the hump yard.
Metra 419 West departs Chicago Union Station for the suburbs. In the background is the heart of Chicago, where the Chicago River is surrounded by beautiful buildings.