Top Ten of 2017. With 2017 in the books, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from the past year.7. The announcement late in 2016 that Southern Pacific 4-8-4 444... (more)
Dome Diner kitchen; real food in a real kitchen
View of three other UP domes from the "City of Portland"
The UP engineering special turns south to begin it's trip down the Desoto Sub. The C&NW Heritage Unit has the honors.
Looking north, you can see the profile of the Gateway Arch, as the engineering special prepares to wye the train and head back west through St. Louis toward the Desoto Sub.
The C&NW Heritage Unit leads an engineering special past Allenton Rd. After some pretty fancy driving, the train was rounding the bend as I was pulling up. I actually put the vehicle in park BEF... (more)
I left my office, ran home to grab my camera, and was not disappointed on this lovely spring morning along the Wasatch Front. A UP special, headed up by a Challenger, chugs southward out of Ogden... (more)
The crew of this UP Challenger must be having a blast as they head south out of Ogden toward Salt Lake City on this beautiful spring morning. What a treat to catch this awesome train!
Even the largest operating steam locomotive in the world is dwarfed by the grain silos that dot the prairie. Lucky for us, a stack train in the background just cleared out before 3985 appeared.
A perfect reason to drive halfway across the country from Jersey; sights like the 3985 leaving Trenton early in the morning.
Thanks to a meet with a southbound grain train, we had plenty of time to set up for this shot off of the CR D bridge.
After a servicing stop in Des Moines, 3985 gets back up to speed quickly as it entertains the people in the small town of Elkhart.
The last shot of our 3985 chase is typical Midwest: flat land, grain silos, and fast trains.
The caravan grew as we proceeded north into Iowa. 3985 passed a northbound train here, which can barely been seen in the distance.
Just a few miles north of Trenton, 3985 quickly gets up to track speed on the single track Spine Line.