Looking like a portent of things to come, an eastbound Southern Pacific train with mixed SP/UP power descends Cajon Pass at Blue Cut, California. At this point, the ultimately failed SP/ATSF merge... (more)
SP 8313 leads a colorful consist thru Clinton, Iowa in September of 1993. The train is on the Soo (ex-MILW) mainline.
With a significant string of loaded cars behind them, Trona Railway's ex-Southern Pacific & ex-Union Pacific power works together to conquer the stiff grade near the Trona Pinnacles.
TRC SD40T-2 2005, which started life as SP 8541 back in 1979, is on the point of a loaded potash train as it enters Searles, nearing the end of the 26 mile uphill trek from the mineral plant at Tr... (more)
Evidence of "Old School" communications equipment still visible on the left
The Two Harbors loads speed by with steaming hot taconite pellets through Rollins with a fallen flag leader shining on point.
Bound for Maine, Central Maine & Quebec #2 is about to depart from Farnham Yard
Ex SP SD40T-2 #2006 leads an empty Trona Railway coal train, as it begins its journey to the Union Pacific interchange at Searles, CA. The days of coal trains on the Trona Railway are numbered, a... (more)
A beautiful morning in Castle Valley finds Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5406, 5342, and 5347 pulling the 'Dirt Train' local east out of Helper on the road to ECDC at Columbia Junction on May 5, 2000.
With the Rio Grande 'Gang of Four' on the point, UP's LJP45 local rolls through D&RGW's 1945 'Farnham Line Change' east of Wellington on April 11, 2003. The track realignment required a new crossi... (more)
Central Maine & Quebec #2 is heading south toward Brookport on the Adirondack Subdivision. Trailing is freshly painted ex Canadian Pacific CMQ #9024.
The caboose end of an SP westbound heads for tunnel 2 as SP 8300 West waits in Bealville siding to proceed downhill toward Bakersfield. The 8300 has another westbound waiting at Allard, right behi... (more)
Rio Grande SD40T-2 “Tunnel Motor” No. 5361 leads Union Pacific MDVRO (Denver to Roper Yard, Salt Lake City manifest) freight between Clay and Plain at Coal Creek Canyon on a stormy April 27, 2001.
Rio Grande SD40T-2s No. 5353, 5373, 5401, and 5410 drift into Helper Yard at the Art Deco style Janet Street bridge on April 20, 2000.