Passengers get a brief glimpse of the mountains as a late "Canadian" VIA #1 approaches Swan Landing, AB in the very last light of the day.
Brakeshoes smoking, limestone loads descend the 4% grade on the lower loop crossing of US 50 near Maysville.
I had just cleared the track and was sitting having lunch when this Brown bear made an appearance on the other side of the tracks. We stared at each other for a few minutes and I told him he had b... (more)
Leaving Marias Pass, and the Rocky Mountains of Glacier National Park behind, BNSF 7923 pulls up to a stop at the east end of the Browning, MT siding, for a meet with 2 westbound trains. condition... (more)
Two new SD70M-2s from the first order lead a loaded sulfur train along Jasper Lake.
This train has 23 tank cars full of sulfuric acid. It has left the Potrerillos copper refinery around 9:00 am. The plant is very close. It is just a matter of about 10 kilo... (more)
A location I have wanted to take for a long time the opportunity came on 10 July 2010 with the running of the Heart of Wales charter. The scene captures industrial dereliction with the Lightship w... (more)
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)
177-22 heads west along the calm autumn waters of the Bow River. There's snow on Sulphur Mountain by this time in September, and there was snow earlier on the ground that day. Railroad: Canadian Pacific RailwayLocomotive: GE ES44ACLocation: Banff, Alberta, CanadaLocomotive #: CP 8863Train ID: CP 177Photo Date: September 22, 2010
With the temperature hovering around the -30 Celsius mark without the windchill, G802 eases through the 25 MPH permanent slow order at the Brule tunnel.
Don't sit under that apple tree with anyone else but me.
Black Canyon Part II: If Black Canyon is merely amazing in daylight, then it's downright dramatic under a ful... (more)
Union Pacific northbound freight train about to enter the Ostrander Tunnel just north of Kelso, Washington, shrouded by bigleaf maple trees at peak fall color. The photo was made while heading hom... (more)
With a z-train hot on its heels (visible in the distance), a BNSF manifest begins its climb out of the San Joaquin Valley towards the summit at Tehachapi.