Dressed up as D&RGW 485, a single locomotive powers a photo freight around the lower level of Tanglefoot Curve. This was part of a photo charter put on by Lerro Productions.
Viva Las Vegas and Viva 844! UP 844 storms northward of of the suburban sprawl of Las Vegas en route to Milford, UT. The chilly morning air resulted in a nice plume.
The California Zephyr highballs past Dodge's Bluff in the scenic Ruby Canyon.
Known more for it's lack of water than abundance, it would be a surprise to many to hear that the worst problem a railroad can face in the desert is too much water. Widespread heavy rains during t... (more)
90 highway minutes removed from the glitz of Las Vegas, Afton Canyon would seem to be an entire world away from Sin City. Yet at night, the Vegas lights fill the air, making their presence felt fa... (more)
Only a fraction of a mile to the summit at Erie, this westbound domestic stack train rounds a curve past the state tree of Nevada...the cell phone tower!
Usually it's hard enough to find just one train on Cima Hill, much less two. A Friday evening finds the KG1LA storming up the hill past Brant. 11 miles behind, a windmill train is also struggling ... (more)
The scenery is nicer and the crews are friendlier in Big Sky country! On a terrific summer morning, the conductor throws his window open to wave at the photographer as this empty grain train rumbl... (more)
Some quickly fading elements of the railroad scene are visible as an empty coal train blurs past the west switch at Basin. Although the LA&SL is still a bastion of US&S searchlights and tri-lights... (more)
Led by a filthy ACe, a Global 2 bound stack train accelerates toward the I-15 overpass at Dry Lake.
George Hamlin's Photo Article titled A Perfect Train came to mind as I snapped BNSF's Bend Local heading north across the Crook... (more)
It's 10/10/10 and UP's MNPWC has crested the summit of Cima Hill, probably one of the least spectacular summit's there is in the west.
With a full moon rising in the east, an empty coal train hustles across the 4th crossing of the Mojave River and onward to Utah as the night chill sets in on the desert.
One year ago today, SP 4449 is nearly home after its long trip back from Michigan. This was my favorite shot of my entire trip up there to see this locomotive, and if you'll indulge me, I'll tell ... (more)
One year ago today, SP 4449 steams across Lake Pend Oreille en route to Portland.