Growing up on the Grand Trunk Western, I've always had a thing for SW1200RS units. Here a pair of ex-CP locos drill cars at the east end of Breckinridge.
Better known as the "Breck Local", the crew is waiting for a dinner delivery before proceeding north while a farmer plows his field.
A BNSF empty hopper train heads back to Spring Creek Mine on the old Great Northern while RRVW shuttle train CABR 06 waits it's turn into Breckinridge, MN.
Retaining it's original number for over 50 years, former Soo Line & Wisconsin Central 711 now toils away moving grain hoppers 15' at a time for loading at the local grain elevator. We learned it ... (more)
A Council Bluffs to Valley Park manifest rolls through the quaint streets of Shakopee at 10mph. The giant Rahr Malting Co. is in the background... a month later in Florida I saw some of their pro... (more)
Coming through the tunnel on St Paul Sub track #1 with the Midway Sub Westminster interlocking above.
An empty all-rail taconite train returning from Mexico passes loaded crude U EPPCXY0 15 at the ever busy Dayton's Bluff.
The Mitt Romney special departs Whitaker Yard after picking up Atlanta originating stacks.
A pair of decent looking Heritage II painted units lead an empty coal train through the picturesque town of Hiram.
It's nice when the railroad gods throw you a bone. I generally pick up and remove any trash in my photo, which I believe draws their favor.
A bittersweet photo for me. While it was nice to capture the transition, I hate to see one of my childhood memories disappearing.
The triple deuce splits the endangered searchlights north of downtown Birmingham.
With new hooded tri-colors already up at the next three sidings north, this is likely the last time I'll shoot the old signals unadulterated.
For whatever reason, I've always dug second hand power. Power hungry NS did the bare minimum to get this unit in service, in this case hauling a hot UPS intermodal.
I hate hate hate bare table trains, but I was in the area and made the best when a friend texted me this train had departed Atlanta.