On its late afternoon journey across the desert Southwest from Los Angeles, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief knocks down the T-2 Santa Fe semaphore signals protecting the interlocking of ... (more)
Catching the late evening sun near Wagon Mound, Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief splits the veteran Santa Fe semaphore signals along BNSF's Raton Subdivision. This is the last stretch of ... (more)
Climbing through La Veta Pass near Sierra, San Luis & Rio Grande FP10 No. 1100 leads a three car passenger special through the Colorado Rockies, east of Alamosa.
Holding north of the interchange yard, San Luis Central SW8 No. 70 idles with outbound cars for Union Pacific in tow. After a job briefing with the Monte Vista crew on the San Luis & Rio Grande, S... (more)
Servicing local industries in downtown Antonito, SLRG 115, a Citi leased SD9043MAC shoves across a frozen creek in the peak of winter operations for the San Luis & Rio Grande.
As 2011 fall colors approach their peak, the afternoon Bald Knob Train from Cass arrives at Bald Knob at an approximate elevation of 4,843 ft. Western Maryland "Big 6" and its consist of seven car... (more)
The perfect definition of a January afternoon.. Dreary skies and cold mountain air, a pair of AC helpers assist eastbound grain loads toward Bluefield, grinding upgrade through the old N&W coal ca... (more)
In storage for the winter off season, Shay No. 4 and her siblings will undergo minor repairs and servicing in the Cass Shop in preparations for the opening of the 2013 season in May. 2013 marks th... (more)
On a dreary afternoon in the economically declining coal town of Keystone, eastbound grain loads under the power of older GE's struggle upgrade, as they make their trek across the Pocahontas Distr... (more)
NS' Norfolk & Western heritage ES44AC assists an eastbound NS 764 toward Bluefield, entering the west portal of Elkhorn Tunnel on its crew run from Williamson to Bluefield. Operating on home turf,... (more)
Kicking up dry snow, helpers return east, passing through the popular local railfanning hotspot of Cassandra on the former PRR mainline to Altoona.
Winter railroading! NS SD40E No. 6321 and fellow SD40E helper idle at CP MO waiting for a signal east, as a westbound intermodal passes by on the adjacent main track.
A pair of Altoona rebuilt SD40E's assist an eastbound stack train through Cassandra, kicking up snow from winter storm Euclid, which left nearly 12" of snow on the West Slope of the Pittsburgh lin... (more)
Battling heavy winds and blowing dry snow, an eastbound BNSF oil train from the Midwest passes under the PRR signal bridge at Lilly, eastbound on the Pittsburgh line to Altoona.
Crossing under the Route 53 overpass, NS 10G continues its eastward assault over the West Slope of the NS Pittsburgh line.