Four Boeing 737 fuselages fly through Fountain as the KCKSPO enters into a curve to the right and continues north through the Centennial state.
Don’t tread on me
The “ACF Freight Saver” cushioned center sills of two coil cars gallop along the WofA mainline as the background blurs into the rearview. The 20 inch travel cushioned un... (more)
With the July 4th holiday weekend approaching, this yard switcher gets an early day off and basks in the July sun.
A pair of GEVOs wait for their empty hoppers to be filled with rock as the Vulcan switchers, seen on the right, take a break for the weekend. Railroad: Chattahoochee Locomotive CompanyLocomotive: EMD GP16Location: Loachapoka, Alabama, USALocomotive #: CLCX 6120Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 03, 2008
With the train safe across the road, the conductor radios back to his engineer and discusses how far they are about to shove in these former ACL/SCL phosphate hoppers that have now been reassigned... (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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
Nose to nose.
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.
Built in December of 1969 and having outlived two mergers so far, this Ortner woodchip gondola still rides the rails under the Great Northern banner. Wearing that fallen railroad’s Big Sky Blue p... (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)
Homemade Designed and built by the quality UP Employees at the railroad's DeSoto Shops in Missouri, the UP AutoFlex holds 15 patents and is the only auto rack that can be adjusted to the c... (more)