Sporting RC equipment, this ex-SP GP20 and an ex-IC cousin switch Farmrails drilling sand yard at the end of their line in Weatherford. I was happy find this properly painted unit in service as t... (more)
Good morning Sandpoint! As layers of morning fog slowly burn off above Lake Pend Oreille, an eastbound vehicle train thunders across the famous bridge over the lake, signalling the start of a beau... (more)
Cimarron Valley's job to work the carbon black plant near Ulysses departs Satanta behind a pair of GP30s as the prairie skyscrapers loom in the background.
An empty ethanol train heads toward Amarillo on BNSF's ex-Santa Fe Transcon as it inches up Curtis Hill. This train was being run-around by two higher priority westbounds allowing for the rare op... (more)
An empty BNSF tactonite train from the Ferromex interchange at the Mexican border at Eagle Pass, TX heads for Minnesota for another load or pellets. The train is exercising trackage rights on UP'... (more)
Austin Western's 212 job heads east as lite power to collect its train at the rock yard at Seward/Liberty Hill, TX as it passes the restored depot at Bertram, TX.
Austin Western's 212 job heads westbound into the setting sub with a train of empty rock gons for the quarry at Marble Falls, TX. The C&NW heritage of the lead unit is fairly evident with the uni... (more)
The West Yard engine just west of the yard office on three lead.
We're stopped on the eastbound Wisconsin Valley train at the top end of Bluemound One just to clear the A-Yard and Hump leads. We've got an SD on top of our four 38's so it appears we weren't shor... (more)
A very brief break in the clouds sheds a little light on some locomotives resting and awaiting assignments at the BNSF's ex-Great Northern Belknap Engine facility in Superior, Wisconsin. The Great... (more)
NS 8099 heads west at track speed around the big curve at Mesa, WA.
NS 8099 brings it's heavy oil train to a stop as it waits to crossover behind a late running Amtrak #27 on a frosty morning on Providence Hill.
A late running Amtrak train #27 glides down Providence Hill, at the Beatrice crossovers with a plowed but frosty wheat field in the foreground.
SN 146 sits in the Western Railway Museum shops awaiting another Saturday work session while several streetcars and interurbans get worked on during the volunteer Wednesday work week
In the last rays of sunlight, NS 1019, is in notch 8 accelerating to track speed with a load of coal for the Keystone Power Plant in Schelocta. The train is about to cross the Allegheny River and... (more)