After a day of unloading crossties, a couple of EMDs cool off in the Roanoke siding on a cold night. Tomorrow will be another day with the same duties until all the ties have been removed.
The walls of the Clear Fork River Gorge rebound with the rumble of an empty ethanol train slipping down grade north of Morley, TN on a rail line still proudly land-marked with signs of its proud L... (more)
It is late at night in a quiet UP North Yard in Denver.
A faded BNSF 9840 heads a loaded coal train west on the causeway along the Columbia River at Horse Thief's State Park. Horse Thief's Lake is to the left of the train. The location is not far west ... (more)
Southbound ethanol through Fort Montgomery tunnel.
While out trying to take photos of Eagles catching their dinner I knew it wouldn't be too long until the northbound Coastal Classic made its way up Turnagain Arm towards Anchorage. Once I heard th... (more)
An eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe coal train departs Walsenburg, Colorado, on February 13, 1998. The train is powered by four BN EMD SD70MACs, and can be seen curving through town above th... (more)
Crude oil with an executive mac leader
In 16 years living in Atlanta, this is the first time I've ever seen a train take the wye at the slide. The train is passing through a tunnel under NS and CSX tracks to the left and curving aroun... (more)
A long Q532 carrying BNSF & CN blocks from Memphis drags through the Gulch, passing a kitschy antique shop and tied down G44120.
A condensed, Denali Star Train, passes through Hurricane, Alaska. The shortened train, and the dead fireweed, signal that winter is near for the state. I would be leaving the Last Frontier, only f... (more)
Alaska Railroad 4015 "The Spirit of North Pole" in the shop at Anchorage, for new shoes.
Three BNSF locomotives lead a K-train east down the West Shore through Henrietta on a gloomy day as trees just start to change colors.
As summer wanes the nights finally begin to get dark and the brilliance of the northern sky can be seen. Knowing that Aurora were forecast on this Friday night I pa... (more)