A classic branch line locomotive, BN (ex-GN) NW5 No. 987 sits outside the Interbay Shops in Seattle.
BNSF 4998 East roars out of the siding at the east end of Bealville ahead of 843 East, sitting on the main.
A remote-control SD40-2 and a genset team up to switch cars at the east end of the yard. Note that the pair is being controlled by a man sitting in the conductor's seat using a belt pack.
A brand-new GP50 leads an intermodal train into the yard as an eastbound prepares to depart for Tehachapi Pass and Barstow.
The NWP Daylight comes off Ridge Hill and continues its journey back to Healdsburg from Willits.
UP 7776 West comes off the bridge over the Mississippi River at Clinton, IA.
One of the hottest trains on the Valley Line, the LABRF, crosses a swollen Dry Creek at a place called "Forest Lake, just south of Galt, CA. The train is headed for Brooklyn Yard in Portland,... (more)
Rio Grande 5339 East roars uphill around a tight curve on the Soldier Summit grade.
BNSF 6372 West meets a stack train at the east end of Savanna, IL.
Every one of the nine EMDs on this eastbound SP coal drag--including the four here on the rear--are screaming in notch 8 to lift 10,000 tons up the steep grade at the east end of Cliff. The coal i... (more)
At dusk, electrics E75 and E29 wait silently for tonight's assignment: to haul a heavy eastbound freight over St. Paul Pass, with E75 as lead unit, and E29 cut into the train as helper.
UP coal trains--empties and loads--meet on the Highline Bridge on the border of Missouri and Kansas.
A couple of WTJR GP9s switch cars in the rugged little yard. UP power has brought cars to interchange with the shortline.
On a hazy afternoon, as seen from the east end of Bealville, an SP eastbound climbs the torturous grade between tunnel 3 and Cliff. The cut the train is entering used to be tunnel 6. The manifest ... (more)
On a typical, clear afternoon in January, CBRY 206 West heads back to Ray Mine for another load of copper ore.