Right place, right time. Not long before sunrise, the sky is ablaze with color as a westbound coal drag rolls across the former B&O mainline to Chicago.
CSX SD70AC 4710, Q612 limps by Tillman in East Point, Georgia on a soaked Wednesday afternoon.
Two westbound CSX trains roll into the plant at Berea in the low evening sunlight. Shown here is mixed freight L351 with a pair of former Conrail locomotives for power, an SD70MAC and C40-8W.
I remember eating dinner with a friend of mine, who's an engineer for the BNSF out Lincoln, NE, who told me "there's nothing like controlling a 16,000 ton coal train and watching an amazing s... (more)
Returning to my favorite spot (the sweeping curve in Plant City wye), this time looking south as a manifest freight races northbound.
Early morning near the east end of BNSF's Riverbank yard finds a nice pair of high horsepower EMD units in the form of a BNSF SD70MAC and ex-BN SD60M awaiting their next assignment.
Q158 makes a daylight run down the Selkirk branch with KCS 3959 on the point.
BNSF’s Cowley turn out of Greybull, Wyoming, heads north through remote Sheep Canyon on the morning of June 23, 2016. Powering the local past milepost 414 on the BNSF Casper Subdivision is a pair ... (more)
The Alaska Railroad runs an extra southbound military train headed for the Port of Anchorage, seen here about to cross Fireweed Road. This is the first time I have seen a solid train of 80 cars of... (more)
BNSF 9839 & 9023 with westbound empties.
A loaded autorack train bound for Cayce, South Carolina coasts down the steep grade in Vinings on a beautiful August evening.
With stormy skies in the distance, Q130 crosses over the Potomac River in Harper's Ferry, WV. Q130 is lead by CSXT 4794 (SD70MAC) and CSXT 166 (AC44CW).
Q133 is making the climb through Walton were it will be climbing this grade all the way to Verona just a few miles West.
Q133 picks up speed as it has past the Nichols Siding.