A westbound Union Pacific coal train approaches the siding at Troublesome, Colorado, on a bright February 9, 2001. Leading the train is Southern Pacific GE AC4400CW No. 358.
Last Stand of the Mainline SD9: For a while in 2005 and 2006 there were several BNSF SD9's that ran in the St. Louis area, and ran in solid sets most of the time too. Today, 3 SD9's are bra... (more)
Passengers on the Coal Line. UP 9417 is southbound at Nacco Junction in May of 1991 with a rather large business train. This was quite an unusual departure after seeing nothing but coal trains.
East Siding Switch at Ash Hill - An eastbound stack train crests the summit at Ash Hill on the BNSF Needles Subdivision as it starts the 20 mile and 1,200 foot decent into Amboy.
Pacific National A71 stabled at South Dynon locomotive facility between duties. Apart from A66 the rest of the A class fleet have been retired and placed in storage.
Metra trains meet at CP Morgan located on the near west side of Chicago, IL shortly after sunrise.
The Blue Hour has arrived as it begins to snow once again and the temperature continues to drop. Seen here, BNSF ET44C4 No. 3997 leads the daily hot Alliance, Texas to Portland, Oregon Q-Train out... (more)
DXB5293-DXC5460 prepare to depart Arthur's Pass with a loaded coal train, after stopping to detach the four banker locomotives that have assisted the train through the 8.5km long Otira Tunnel.
Silhouette of an American Workhorse: On an undoubtedly chilly November night, a tried and true EMD SD40-2 is on the point of a NB train, waiting for a signal at ICG, just outside of Dupo. O... (more)
With an A-B-A lashup of FP9, F9B, FP9 and two former Santa Fe GP20's, Keokuk Junction Railway's Westbound train bound for LaHarpe, Illinois begins its attack on Glasford Hill on Monday, December 5... (more)
UPY 647 (GP15-1) has just dropped of an empty oil can and passes the Commerce City Grain elevator on its way back to home base.
GEXR 431 cruises by Kent st with a fairly large train in tow.
Westbound departing Mineola steps into a spot of late afternoon sun. The garages and other buildings erected alongside the railroad in recent years cast long shadows during late fall and winter.