Streamliners at Spencer
CSX Q008 starts to notch out at Auto 41 on the CSX Riverline with a duo of UP units leading a CSX dash 9!
A former SP geep, made obvious by the interesting lights, sits in Phoenix, sans numberboard. I'd guess the board was stolen, as this yard isn't in the best area of town. That is to say, it's still... (more)
UP 8253 being overtaken by UP 7735 leading the MWCDA-13, the super hot Z?
A trio of UP, two CSX and a KCS unit lead this eastbound manifest as it climbs out of the Snake River valley and onto the high plains of central Idaho.
The ambient is just above zero and the Wyoming wind hurls the light snowfall across the frozen landscape as the 7497 West comes over the summit of Tipton hill. From here it's 75 miles of almost co... (more)
Times up! The crew of a southbound UP manifest train has ran out of time and calls it a day while a new crew begins theirs. In the background, a BNSF grain train prepares to pass them on the sidin... (more)
Hopefully headed for the wash rack next, this very dirty UP ES44AC eases the daily Roseville, CA to West Colton, CA manifest train into a 15 MPH slow order just south of Ilmon which is the base of... (more)
Kind of an old meets new type of roll-by. The conductor of BNSF 1064 waits and watches as UP 8148 charges north.
A rather short Union Pacific North Platte to Roseville manifest makes its way downgrade between James and Elsey along the edge of the Sierra foothills. Here it passes under Highway 70, which has ... (more)
Brand new and clean engine at entrance to South St Paul yard
I arrived at Harriman just as the train arrived and this was a real grab shot. But it has a dramatic quality that perhaps offsets the considerable technical faults. I had taken a previous shot ar... (more)
UP 8253 & 8200 make for some fancy power on this railtrain! Freshly distributed rail lay in the foreground as we wait in the clear for a hot Z.
Shortly after reaching the summit of Altamont Pass, this 25-car manifest train snakes its way through the green California hills on its way to San Jose, California.
UP 703 (GP38-2) and UP 1616 (SD40N) work to sort a string of freight in the North Yard.