The hottest train on the Oregon Division climbs the eastbound grade on the flanks of Mount Shasta.
SP 8538 East, a hot intermodal train headed for the Southland, roars out of tunnel 10 as it clims the steep grade toward the summit. The rest of its train is still negotiating the Loop. This tunne... (more)
The morning after the winter season's first measurable snowfall, a pair of R.J. Corman EMD SD40-2Ts bring the last cut of loaded coal hoppers out of the loadout at Pax to meet with the rest of the... (more)
A FILTHY SP unit ! A westbound stack train passes Joliet with a mixture of SP and CSX units. I would have been happy with any unit in the consist leading - with the exception of the one ac... (more)
Wheeling train 223 is on the final stretch of its run from Brewster to Hartland as it rolls through the Sunrise Cooperative complex at Clarksfield, Ohio with Rio Grande Tunnel Motor No. 5391 leadi... (more)
“Sippy Cup Takes the Hill”
Sippy Cup?! You say “Sippy what?!” Yeah,... (more)
On a sunny morning in January 1989, An eastbound SP intermodal train climbs the heavy grade at Woodford, CA. The train has just met a Santa Fe counterpart in the north siding bound for the Central... (more)
On a beautiful afternoon in May of 1999, a westbound UP pig train crosses the Willcox Playa with two SP units for power. At the time this photo was taken, there was only a single track across this... (more)
With its Southern Pacific lettering still faintly visible, a Trona Railway SD40T-2 leads a pair of ex-Union Pacific SD40-2s as they switch cars between Argus and West End, just south of Trona.
Three of the Trona Railway's ageing and faded SD40-2 variants busy themselves switching the sidings between Argus and West End.
A pair of RJ Corman locomotives bring a loaded coal train into Keating for interchange to NS. Locomotives:RJC 8336 SD40T-2RJC 3478 SD40-2
The low winter sun has risen enough to illuminate the rails for the passage of westbound Rio Grande train #187. Tunnel Motor #5404 leads the 5 unit set.
Engineer Mel Baughman smiles from the cab of Rio Grande EMD SD40T-2 No. 5349 at East Carbon, Utah, on February 5, 2004. Around Helper, these sullied, weary, black locomotives parked over by the en... (more)
Goodbye, MelRailroading and I lost a friend last week. Mel Baughman was born in Rifle, Colorado, on November 2, 1948, and began working for the Rio Grande in 1967, subsequently becoming... (more)
Southern Pacific 8492 east rolls by the signal tower at Wilmot while Missouri Pacific 3044 occupies the siding.