Over 8,000 tones of worn Abrams tanks are seen being slugged upgrade into Woodford on a warm afternoon on Tehachapi. Making a somewhat rare appearance on a DODX train, two mid-train DPU's can be s... (more)
A collection of used and abused EMD products that have remained at Balmer Yard for sometime. The SD9s were originally kept near the military base but had been moved recently to the roundhouse area... (more)
A former CBQ GP30 rebuild switches the TEMCO silo with a SD60M. The bulk carrier Stella Ellena from Singapore loads in the background and is bound for Taiwan.
I counted five SD9s that day at Balmer Yard in Seattle. Pretty remarkable that these are still on property and at least one is working the Yard. This unit was built for the Colorado & Southern in ... (more)
"Locomotive Burnout"... After a train stalls in Roanoke with 110 loads of coal, power from another train was brought in to pull it over the hill. During the rescue attempt, a wheel slip... (more)
Traffic JamPA Route 36 is a busy secondary highway, as it is the primary route between Altoona and Roaring Spring. The Everett Railroad crosses it in East Freedom, and every time it... (more)
Three months has passed since the Milwaukee S Curve Trestle was taken out of service, and the first half of Sound Transit’s new concrete bridge hosted it’s first train. A lot of progress has been... (more)
Genset Fail, a toasty ending from 2015 for BNSF 3GS21B 1280 seen at North Yard in Saginaw, Texas.
CN 2848 is westbound, as they lead a Canpotex potash train past the "unnamed lake", as they start their descent down into their final destination of Saint John, New Brunswick, with the sun on the ... (more)
Central Maine & Quebec Job #2 rest in the yard before departure for Maine.
The World Famous Horseshoe CurveGrain train 50T wraps around the valley on the Horseshoe Curve. Built by the Pennsylvania Railroad and opened to traffic in 1854, Horseshoe Curve fil... (more)
The first two Amtrak Cascades Chargers to arrive in the Pacific Northwest, #1400 and 1403.
While some locals might have thought there was a fire in town after seeing a constant plume of smoke rise into the sky, the crew of this morning's LOL30 knew it was one of their aging GP's. Having... (more)
C&O 3888 rolls off the end of 20 track. Failure to set a handbrake was blamed as the cause.