CP's road local between St. Paul and La Crosse used to be handled by a pair of GP38/40 units. Times have changed and six axle power seems to be the norm for 580/581. However it is good to see on... (more)
With 6068 "Joe Chulick" in the lead, CP 170 notches up out of the yard limits at River Junction with 11,050 tons on the drawbar.
A second section of 170 lead by two CP GEVOs looks good sliding alongside Old Man River.
A runthrough coaltrain passes through the backwaters of the Mississippi on the CP River Sub.
Our second DME lead train in under an hour, the City of Pierre slams Donehower West at track speed... under the late fall colors of the Mississippi River Valley.
Four U23Bs drag a coal train to the SP Newsprint Mill in Dublin, GA. The train is lead by the only low nose U23B on the roster.
The NS Office Car Special rolls through quaint Bremen, GA. I was pleasantly surprised to see two other railfans staked out here and had to quickly tip-toe in between them to get this killer shot.
Three high hood U23Bs bring their train over a rise, passing a wall of Wisteria Flowers on the way south to Dublin.
With freight & loaded autoracks from the TRRA Yard in Madison, IL, Q265 speeds through some less famous Kentucky street running en route to Louisville, KY.
The UPS packages won't get to New York City by Christmas, but NS is still running intermodal 212 as it pass through the interlocking at Keowee, just across the river from Clemson.
Sometimes you get lucky... a one in three chance of getting system locomotive in the lead and not a much better chance of full sun. Nice to be lucky when you are 400 miles away from home.
Dakota & Iowa rock loads curves south with aggregate and rip-rap loads of Sioux Quartzite.
Sometimes you gotta go with the classics... a UP train splitting a pair of signals in the great plains at sunrise.
A Hamlet, NC-New Orleans, LA freight is running via the old CofG/A&WP shared trackage between Atlanta & East Point. It surprises me how easy the Atlanta Skyline is to photograph with trains, yet ... (more)
Q581 curves around Kennesaw Mountain in early spring, with the Wisteria in full bloom behind the locomotives.