Late in the evening after the lights have come on, power from a BNSF local arrives at the engine facility. Not long before this, an intense downpour engulfed the entire yard.
Iowa Interstate's Iowa City Local has just come off the Government Bridge to cross the Mississippi River, and is now heading through Davenport, IA.
A BNSF Z train makes it way westward between the Mississippi River and the Palisades just north of Savanna, IL. CN has trackage rights on this portion of the Aurora Sub.
In the evening following a major downpour, an SD40 and SD39 work Galesburg Yard. The storm has left large puddles throughout the yard, which reflect the illumination from the yard lights. The loco... (more)
As a Metra commuter train departs Waukegan Station on the left-hand main, another arrives. This is UP's Kenosha Sub, part of the ex-C&NW Chicago-Milwaukee line.
UPY 635, an EMD GP15-1, backs through the west gate at Global II as it and a mate go about their intermodal switching duties. Many trains from Chicago stop here to add more loads to the rear of th... (more)
At dusk on the rolling plains of Iowa, stack train UP 7708 East crosses a dirt country road near Lowden, IA.
BNSF Southwest Division placard under the eaves of division headquarters in Vaughn.
Just as the sun touches the lip of the mountains to the west, BNSF 8326 West passes the beautiful sandstone bluffs at Mesita, NM. This territory is all part of the Laguna Indian Reservation. The p... (more)
At sunset, BNSF 7126 West rolls down the long "ramp" from Abo Canyon to Belen, NM. In Belen, he'll make a fast crew change before continuing west on the Gallup Sub.
Heading upgrade, BNSF 5088 West negotiates the big, tight curve at Willard, NM.
BNSF GEVO No. 7626 leads a northbound stack train along Interstate 35 at Valley View, TX. The big GE is fairly clean, and is making good time heading north toward Oklahoma and the Transcon.
Two big GEs pull loads of corn syrup and ethanol southward through Gainesville. Note the absence of an idler car, which means there's no hazardous material near the locomotives.
CSX run-through power leads a UP ASMAR across the Trinity River flood plain as a UP stack train heads east on the adjacent main track. The ASMAR is carrying auto parts to Arlington, TX.
With two main line tracks occupied a bit south of Tower 60, a northbound grain empty flashes past us on the track that leads to the ex-Katy line now known as the "Choctaw Sub."