Enclosed merchandise is not the only thing boxcars carry.
Four Boeing 737 fuselages fly through Fountain as the KCKSPO enters into a curve to the right and continues north through the Centennial state.
Nose to nose.
As it zigzags around the current UP locomotive servicing terminal and what’s left of the roundhouse and turntable from the Rio Grande steam days, a unit tower train from the Vestas Wind Tower plan... (more)
Mid-car America has been fixing up locomotives in the Kansa city area since 1978. Today a good variety of class I and leased power reside at their shops in a plethora of paint schemes.
Purr-fect Transportation Thirty-nine years later, Chessie can still be found sleeping on her pillow. This pop art style of logo was the brainchild of Franklyn Carr in 1972 by combining a s... (more)
A relatively clean and brand new Union Pacific GEVO pulls a train of propylene tank cars out of one of the 44 classification tracks in the Blue Island hump yard. Since the yard lacks a designated... (more)
Sitting beneath a blue hour sky on an Independence Day morning is the Patriotic DOT 001, a GE U30C built for the TTCI test center and was used for powering their subway car test tracks. No longer... (more)
A little off the top
When brand new rail is connected to an existing one there is going to be the problem of matching the top of the rail heads to form a smooth running surface. Since the... (more)
A very fast and hot NS 230 has just passed Control Point Bunch as it speeds north and meets the Caterpillar loaded train of NS 055<... (more)
The remote control units of 202 work on a string of cars while in the background a BNSF Gevo and visiting Canadian Pacific unit sit tied up to an empty rail train.
Fast Freight Racing along the Western Railway of Alabama mainline and into Auburn at a cool 45MPH, this loaded tank car and the extended drawbar coupler of a boxcar roll past the blurring s... (more)
I’m sure the famous and historic Pueblo Union Depot has seen a lot of trains and interesting loads come past its windows sinc... (more)
End of the Line After a career of 37 years working for the railroad, "Turkey" as he was known as along the line walks away from his train at Notasulga for the last time. Instead of coupli... (more)
Hot Rail The thermal effects of a recent field weld are evident on the web and top of the rail head at this new joint. The rail has just undergone an electric flash-butt welding process f... (more)