A westbound NS train with empty log cars on the head end whines downgrade through the big horseshoe curve through East Stone Gap.
An eastbound Santa Fe double stack roars downgrade toward the bridge at Topock, which will carry the train over the Colorado River from California to Arizona.
Near the bottom of the grade over Tehachapi Pass, a westbound Santa Fe stacker rolls around the reverse curve at Sand Cut. Ahead just a few more miles: Bakersfield.
Two eastbound Santa Fe freights approach the interlocking at East Darling. The train on the left will get a clear block, while the train on the right will wait for an approaching westbound to cros... (more)
A westbound set of pushers drops through Furnace Dip on the approach to Big Stone Gap. The bridge crosses the South Fork of Powell River, which isn't a particularly imposing stream this far up in ... (more)
"Bad Day at Black Rock": NS conductor Darrell Cody (inexplicably wearing a CSX cap) removes the EOT on the rear of an eastbound Yuma Turn at East Stone Gap to allow a rear coupling. Darr... (more)
For a brief time, NS ran a quartet of SD40-2s on some Appalachia District trains. It was a throw back to older days--but of course, it didn't last. The westbound foursome rolls around the curve at... (more)
A southbound unit coal train climbs around the connection from CSX to the NS Appalachia District on a snowy day in early 2004.
A southbound CNO&TP is panned as it crests the highest point on the Cincinnati Southern main between Cincinnati and Chattanooga.
A northbound NS empty unit coal train with UP power crosses CSX's Copper Creek Viaduct in the early morning fog. This view is from the rarely photographed east side.
A short eastbound UP freight is near the top of Cajon Pass as it approaches Summit, CA.
Smoke belches from the trailing SD40-2---perhaps the sign of a bad turbo--as a UP westbound crests Cajon Pass at Summit, CA.
A Southern Pacific eastbound intermodal coils through the curves on the lower level of the line over Tehachapi Pass between Ilmon and Caliente.
A Santa Fe "snoot" leads an eastbound freight around the 10-degree Allard horseshoe curve on the long climb up Tehachapi Pass.
An eastbound Santa Fe stack train crawls up Cajon, just past Sullivan's Curve, in 1995. This is now double track here.