A little fog makes for a more dramatic shot of a set of old Missabe searchlight signals still functioning at Sparta, MN. CN is replacing these old veterans of the railroad industry with new "... (more)
A westbound empty coal train led by Union Pacific ES44AC No. 5468 snakes along the Colorado River near Yarmony, Colorado along UP's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision on October 1, 2016.
The Alaska Railroad has no physical connection to the rest of the North American rail network. But that doesn't prevent them from having a robust interchange. The ... (more)
Tricky weather: I was lucky to capture this shot, 1 minute after the RailJet passed, the fog came closer hiding the trestle. This is the western of two '20 Schilling views' (the Kalte Rinne viaduc... (more)
In more years of railway photography than I care to recall, the happy coincidence of a steam train, perfect light and a rainbow have been decidedly elusive. How strange then, that this item from m... (more)
KYLE 9362 east, still in full blown SP paint, rolls across the high plains of eastern Colorado as a mix of sun and clouds sweep across the view of Pikes Peak looming in the distance.
As dark envelopes the Yard in black pouring rain, the Engineer reluctantly returns to his charge, New Haven No. 3025. He will climb aboard, release the brake, tug the throttle and to put the big b... (more)
Coal empties tackle the 1.8% grade and reverse curves of the famous Crater Loops as they climb toward Toponas Summit, Steamboat Springs, and the Colorado coal fields on Union Pacific's Craig Branc... (more)
Sometimes you get lucky. I was out looking for some wildlife to photograph and found a large Bull Moose along the boardwalk at Potter Marsh. As I took a few shots and followed along the boardwalk ... (more)
Number 98 steams through the autumn woods on the last fall foliage weekend of the year.
The throb of diesel engines interrupts the stillness of dawn on this fine fall morning in the Hudson River valley at Storm King Mountain... a tugboat shoving an empty barge down river towards New ... (more)
A westbound Montana Rail Link work train powered by SD40-2XR No. 259 nicely fits on the bridge over the Clark Fork at aptly-named Clark Fork, Idaho.
After meeting the hot Salt Lake City - Denver Z-Train at Greeley, Union Pacific "CNW Heritage" SD70ACe No. 1995 heads north with 100 loaded coal hoppers from West Elk Mine, Colorado thro... (more)
On the halloween eve this scary witch with a pumpkin head attacked me in the woods outside Moscow... I barely took away the legs! Happy Halloween from Russia, folks! :-)