Built in 8-1949, this ballast car was likely hauled over the pass in revenue service by massive Northern Pacific articulated locomotives. Designed for ballast service, this car also saw heavy u... (more)
Secrets of the York: The oil man commeth. Although she was built to resemble an 1860s-vintage, wood-burning, 4-4-0 American Standard, there are practical reasons why the new NCRY 17 "York" ... (more)
MRL4313 shoves the "Invasion of Mullan". LAUMIS has a hefty cut of M1A2 Main Battle Tanks cut in heading west. While the tanks are out of view in this picture, the swings are pushing on the tanks,... (more)
MRL252 leads the "Invasion of Mullan" MRL LAUMIS has a hefty cut of M1A2 Main Battle Tanks cut in heading west.
BNSF 9266 leads an export coal train over Skyline Trestle on Mullan Pass. The spectacular scenery near the top of the pass is amongst this photographers favorite to railfan.....
Sparkling clean Adrain and Blissfield GP9's sit in front of the new Mason, Michigan engine house. Note the long hood is stenciled the front...This is exPRR 7015 built in 1955.
Iowa Interstate 507 pulls the hill leaving Davenport with a loaded coal train...
Union Pacific 3977 4-6-6-4 Challenger. Arguably one of the best looking locomotives ever built.... Heritage Park, NE.
Escanaba & Lake Superior 400 returns home on a weed covered ROW.
The 1000 foot Presque Isle dwarfs Canadian Pacific Rices's Yard in Duluth. The massive Tug/Boat combination is in for emergency repairs, as a CP remote job switches a cut of cars. To the above lef... (more)
Anatomy of the York 17. America's newest steam locomotive, the NCRY #17 "York" pauses in the New Freedom Yard, just prior to being put to bed at around 6PM on a warm summer evening.
Dusk on the Richmond Pacific.
Locomotive 98 performs sprints in the yard to get the locomotive ready for its evening run.
Perhaps one of the greenest trips I ever made to Tehachapi was in 2006. Near the height of the building boom UP and BNSF were moving massive amounts of lumber across the Pass. In this photo, UP54... (more)
UP6333 former SP266 shoves on the rear of a coal train led by UP8411 west. The train is now completely off the 2.4% and is making good speed up the 1% towards Kyunne.