Late in the afternoon, a workman inspects B-unit No. 7198, as well as the SD40-2s on either side of it, before they return to work on the hump.
A bit of sunshine breaks through a snow storm just west of Cameron, IL, as a heavy eastbound BNSF coal train roars across the landscape toward nearby Galesburg.
Late in the day, sunlight glints off the silver roofs of bilevel commuter cars in Metra's Aurora yard. The snow and steel give the scene an utter chill.
Near sunset, a westbound vehicle train departs Galesburg Yard by flying over the main line that heads for southern Illinois, and then curves onto the Ottumwa Sub to head west.
CN 4026 South moves toward the yard lead as its conductor prepares to step off his lead unit to throw the switch. As soon as 4602 departs, 2502 South will leave right behind him.
A pair of odd-looking IC SW14s perform a switching move past the signal bridge at the south end of Homewood Yard.
In the morning, UP power sits outside the shops. No. 567 has spent considerable time fighting snow on Donner Pass.
Early on a clear morning, an eastbound BNSF stack train hustles past the big yard in Clovis, NM.
Four big units have just cut off from their train at the receiving yard. Meanwhile, two sets of remote-control EMDs prepare to pull trains out of the receiving yard and then push them over the hum... (more)
On the morning of July 4, 2008, UP 4141 leads a southbound freight past Ney Yard on its way to the Midlothian Sub.
A westbound BNSF straddles the bench between rock bluffs and the river at Maryhill, WA.
An eastbound UP manifest skirts the towering rock bluffs at Celilo, OR. In the distance across the river, a BNSF trash train pauses at Wishram, WA.
TRE 126 West prepares to depart DUPT. The train is sitting on Track 3. Its destination is the Ft. Worth Intermodal Transportation Center, not far from Tower 55.
At dusk, a hot BNSF pig train roars westward through Tangier, OK, just west of Woodward. The train is fighting a slight grade.
Early in the morning, BNSF trains meet on one of the steepest stretches of Curtis Hill. The westbound stack train in the distance is just now reaching the summit of the hill.