Late in the afternoon, a couple of young boys hang out near a small bridge as a WP westbound crosses it. To the right of the train is the WP-Santa Fe interchange yard.
KCS SD70MAC No. 3939 pushes on the rear of a unit sand train headed south into Saginaw Yard for a crew change. The KCS crew will hand off the train to BNSF here, who in turn will hand it off to Ft... (more)
A westbound BNSF manifest roars through the vertical curves at Williams Junction. At the far left, a vehicle train headed for Phoenix via the Peavine Line approaches on Main One.
A westbound Amtrak San Joaquin passes vineyard's at Duffy filed with pools of rain water. Out here southeast of Stockton, where the topography is pancake flat, these short trains do all of track s... (more)
On an August afternoon in 2002, monsoon storms from the north and south have met and combined over Tucson to form very forbidding skies. Heading out of town is an eastbound UP stack train, who no ... (more)
A UP welder that's been working on the crossing behind him is looking at the rails of the Mineola Sub as loaded well cars pass over them. He's watching for fractures in the rails he could fix whil... (more)
As two members of a BNSF MOW crew tend to a broken rail on their north-south main at Tower 55, the other two--including the welder--keep a wary eye on UP 5914 South, a coal load that will pass the... (more)
Just before sunset, an eastbound UP stack train meets a loaded grain train in the hole at Stockham. The stack train will change crews at Tucson Yard and quickly get out of town.
On a clear winter's day, SP 9805 East passes Stockton Tower. The train is a relatively short manifest headed for Roseville. Note that only two tracks remain on SP's right of way, where there used ... (more)
BNSF 2321 South heads south through Justin, TX, with a short string of pigs. It's unclear where the train originated, perhaps coming from Metro where KCS handed them off.
Pushing on the rear of a loaded, westbound grain train, DPU No. 8543 is about to duck under the Dallas Convention Center.
As C&NW and SP power idles in the yard, a downhill freight passes on one of the two main line tracks.
WP 3513 East roars northward through the lower Sacramento Valley, at Kingdon, CA, on its way to Salt Lake City.
Metra F40PH No. 176 is running in push mode as it powers an eastbound commuter train.
BN 2081 makes its way out of the yard as it heads for the Oregon Trunk.