An Alturas Turn heads out the Modoc Line. Before departing Klamath Falls, the crew asked to wye the power so they would have an operating oscillating headlight visible, and the request was denied.... (more)
An eastbound Southern Pacific freight rolls through Warren curve west of Mojave, California, on March 6, 1995. Powering the train is a pair each of EMDs and GEs—SP SD40T-2 No. 8517 leads Cotton Be... (more)
CN short empty ore car train south end Coons siding
With the Continental Divide looming above, a loaded Rio Grande coal train arcs through the long curve at Crescent, Colorado, in July 1984.
Southern Pacific "snoot" 8370 heads East as Santa Fe 5613 waits to head West at the Cable Crossover.
The fledgling Colorado River, before its confluence with the Eagle, the Gunnison and the Green, is still mighty enough to carve deep canyons. A four-pack of Rio Grande SD40T-2s has a coal train of... (more)
Rolling meet at Rollins In the aftermath of a late high country snowstorm, Union Pacific MDVRO manifest freight rumbles westward on the main, meeting an eastbound BNSF helper set at Rol... (more)
One of the famous T-2s is on its last leg of life on main line duty for the UP. I shot this unit on a few occasions with different left numberboard versions. The 8309 was a frequent Cajon travel... (more)
A quad set of ex-UPRR tunnel motors on a grain train east of Fordville ND.
On the return trip to Searles Valley, the Trona Railway is seen passing the famous Trona Pinnacles.
The Trona Railway begins their day in the late afternoon with the temps pushing 112+ which really didnt seem to phase the crew with how efficient they were working.
CORP Tunnel-Motor SD40T-2 No. 4075 waiting for another assignment with 14,179 feet high Mount Shasta looming in the back.
A trio of SP tunnel motors are powering the Potash Local. The train has arrived at Potash and is shown switching cars against the backdrop of the impressive red cliffs
It's smooth sailing for the crew on board U-789 south from U.S. Steel Minntac traveling to Two Harbors with 145 cars of taconite pellets on this fine summer evening.