An eastbound freight has departed Carbon Junction for Chama. The grade east from Carbon Junction was a steady 2 percent for about seven miles to the top of the mesa just west of Falfa.
The winter sun silouettes the sanding and coaling towers on the Durango roundhouse lead.
A westbound chartered freight rounds Los Pinos curve heading for Cumbres.
An R G Holz Company train of empty disconnected log boggies approaches the junction at Novat Delta. Wood burning steam regularly backs up the diesels on this 76 cm line that remains link n pin and... (more)
A Eureka Southern train snakes along beside the Eel River on the former NWP. In response to a comment, this was taken leaning out the window of the caboose cupola. Note the winter high water mark... (more)
Seconds before sunset.
By the time I got to South Africa the big Garratts were gone from the mountain passes and working their last miles on the flats between Vryburg and Mafikeng.
A wintry Mount Stephen looms in the background as the eastbound VIA Canadian climbs Kicking Horse Pass.
Durango had a classic small railroad terminal. Then the Colorado highway department decided they needed the industrial area in the background and the yard area in the foreground for new highway c... (more)
Here's something you probably won't see in Iowa!
The Eureka Southern was one of the more colorful and scenic shortlines in California during its all too short life trying to operate the north end of the former NWP.
Meter gauge Baldwin 2-10-4 No. 305 hauls a load of coal toward Tubarao. The Teresa Cristina had identical engines built by Alco.
A westbound UP train exits the tunnel just west of Palisade, Nevada in paired track territory on the SP line. The former WP line is in the background. Until 1938 the ng. Eureka and Palisade cros... (more)
A westbound VIA Canadian at Kicking Horse Pass.
Close up the counterweight and running gear on one of the 470 class locomotives used on the Silverton.