Climbing the bank out of Elandslaagte towards Ladysmith is a coal train heading for the coast.
It's just after sunrise in Lions River in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands as 18-105 heads this 35 wagon coal train past the Nelson Mandela Capture Site. The train is bound for Cato Ridge.
18-619, with the help of three of her classmates, is heading this heavy coal train down through the steep and very twisty section around Boughton / Boughton Station on the way down to Pietermaritz... (more)
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The Book Cliffs offer a nice complementary back drop for this shot of Rio Grande tunnel motor 5360 at Solitude, UT, scanned from a Kodachrome.
18-110 is climbing the hill out of Elandslaagte Station with a load of coal and is heading towards Ladysmith. A few graves of young british soldiers, who lost their lives in the Boer War, can be ... (more)
A two unit helper is cut in ahead of the caboose to assist a heavy coal train to Palmer Lake, summit of the Joint Line between Denver and Pueblo, CO. Although much has changed since this photo was... (more)
A loaded coal train with a quartet Rio Grande tunnel motors rolls past the siding of Banning on Rio Grande's Sunnyside Branch. Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
Another load of coal destined to Roberts Bank, BC for export rolls down the mighty Columbia River on BNSF's scenic Fallbridge sub.
A Coleto Creek bound coal train passes through Tolland on Rio Grande's Moffat Route. If my memory serves me correctly this train pretty consistently saw BN power. Pool power wasn't very common on ... (more)
KCS 4142 and UP 5473 are pushing hard on this southbound coal train as it crest the summit at Rich Mountain.
After a day spent riding UP OLS special we were continuing on to SLC to see UPs open invitation to photograph their Heritage Units along the way we caught this empty on the Dotsero Cutoff near the... (more)