As the sun sets, Western Pacific 913 leads the Polar Express south out of Sacramento, CA while the skyline looms in the background. It was a beautiful winter day perfect for bike riding, walking, ... (more)
As the sun dips below the Sacramento River, Western Pacific 913 leads a train full of excited young kids who are getting to experience The Polar Express. The train boarded the passengers in Old To... (more)
NS Santa Train 957 powered by Wabash F7A 1189 leads the Santa train past the grain bins in Niantic, Illinois.
Illinois RR Museum's CNW 411 sits in the sun as the other engines behind it enjoy a smoke bath.
Next to its namesake coaling tower, WAB 1189 prepares to lead its train out of Decatur.
The Norfolk Southern's 2011 Santa Train is just about ready to depart Decatur. This would be its last trip of the day.
Nearing the end of its second to last run of the day, Wabash 1189 pushes the Santa Train east towards the Decatur Yard, where it will load and unload passengers.
Passing through the small village of Harristown, Wabash 1189 achieves track speed, making its way towards Illiopolis.
Two beauties, the clock tower of 1896 neoclassical revival Lee County Courthouse and the prow of 1948 EMD F7A CSX 116, are separated by the depressingly spartan 1975 10th Street overpass.
Southern F7 4246 is among many units at Knoxville. I stopped here on my way home from leave in New Jersey enroute to USAF pilot training in Lubbock, Texas.
Clinchfield F7 808, a GP7 and another F unit lead a southbound freight in the morning at Johnson City.
Friends Robby Gragg and Joe Zaky get their shots of the annual, NS Santa Train as it highballs east through the town of Niantic.
Passing its own Wabash searchlights, #1189 heads back to Decatur, rolling through Harristown.
Norfolk Southern's 2011 Santa Train highballs west through the town of Niantic, doing every bit of 60 MPH.
Wabash 1189, an F7(A), crosses the CN at WABIC Junction.