UP 2688 brings up the rear of a westbound Z between Ordway and El Casco.
A NLR repaint leads this eastbound auto rack train near Ordway.
A Union Pacific mixed manifest climbs the Palmdale Cutoff towards Summit. The upper UP to BNSF crossover leads down to BNSF Mains No. 1 and No. 2 in the foreground.
NS 20K rockets east along the NS Chicago Line at MP CD 388 from Chicago's 63rd Street Yard bound for Croxton Yard in New Jersey, NJ with NS #8136 leading the short stack train, while the autumn su... (more)
CP 8758 and CP 4420 lead a Manifest train West up the hill in St. Paul where the Empire Builder runs. This line is not very busy, but the trains that do run make it worth the chase.
A nearly solid set of SKNX hoppers. Grain train CN 878 has a solid set of 84 Saskatchewan Grain Car Corporation hoppers, along with 20 intermodal platforms on the tail end (lifted at Capreo... (more)
A train of loaded coal hoppers snakes its way through industrial north St. Louis on Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis rails. My guess is that this train came down the BNSF Hannibal Sub to... (more)
NS train 320 heads east from Sheffield AL to Irondale, AL on the curvy & scenic route, with NS 8025 MGA heritage leading, under the old L&N trestle which was abandoned in the 90s.
IAIS 512 sits on the main with BICB while IAIS 506 brings CBBI into Silvis Yard during the first snow storm of the season. Once stopped in the yard, CBBI's crew will depart Silvis on BICB.
A clean looking ES44AC in the YN3b scheme leads the nocturnal running Q282 through the forested backwoods of Cusseta, Alabama. This train of empty auto racks has a straight shot to Montgomery wit... (more)
Frozen DesertsAs if it weren't cold enough already in the sub-zero wind chill, the Interstate Railroad 'Creamsicle' heritage unit #8105 added a chilly treat to the endless parade of... (more)
So I was probably the last railfan in America to have never shot a Norfolk Southern heritage unit (saw a couple far off, deep in yards, but never shot a photo of one) that is until word came that ... (more)
The NE Calera signal area has changed a little since the last time I caught a train here. New Vader hood signals and a satellite dish have replaced more)
Snow flurries start to fall as 8099, 4002, and a ET44 push 194 across coopers trestle.
NS train 37T arrives at Gang Mills on a very snowy afternoon.