As seen from 3,000' AGL and looking east southeast, a recently unloaded coal train sits on the loop track in Ardoch, ND. This site was opened in the summer of 2005 and sees an average of two unit... (more)
Double Resurrection! First, Rio Grande speed lettering once again adorns the long hood of 6-axle power in the form of recently acquired SD90MACs from CITX. Second, the annual Ski T... (more)
The lone SD70MAC is outnumbered 3-to-1 by AC4400CWs on this southbound coal drag; a pretty remarkable feat considering the MAC holds a 7-to-1 advantage over its GE competitor on the BNSF roster! ... (more)
The kids go back to skating once the power passes by, but mom and dad take a moment to enjoy the "peace and quiet" of a loaded coal train as it works its way south through Palmer Lake behind a pai... (more)
The famed Tehachapi Loop as seen from 20,000' MSL looking southwest. Hwy 58 is the road in the foreground and Tunnel 10 is on the left side of the frame.
The only caption that comes to mind is: "Truckin' westbound!"
Not sure why the Rio Grande Heritage unit was left on the house tracks in downtown Colorado Springs today, but it was a welcome sight! More info at Railroad: Union PacificLocomotive: EMD SD70ACeLocation: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USALocomotive #: UP 1989Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: June 27, 2011
I don't know what this thing is or what it does, but I know I wouldn't want to be on either end of it when it's running!
What an odd power duo for North Dakota: Santa Fe vets BNSF 125 (GP60M) and BNSF 8704 (GP60) lead the fourth run of the upgraded Grand Forks - Northtown manifest south past the grain silos in Alton... (more)
Ignoring the blaring horn, the wig-wag lights on the lead unit, the flashing red signals, and the lowering crossing gate, this moron in his Olds tempts fate. Even though trains are restricted to ... (more)
Here's a shot railfans don't see everyday: looking east over Lincoln's BNSF yard from about 500' AGL. The overpass is Rte. 77.
As the second significant early season snow storm is spitting its final few flakes along the front range, UP 1988 leads a Denver, CO - Dalhart, TX special just south of Monument. More info at more)
UP 1989 is in town for the 2009 Rio Grande Modeling and Historical Society convention that's taking place in Colorado Springs this week. As one employee said as he walked by during my drool-fest,... (more)
The Valley Eagle assaults Archer Hill behind UP 844 as 40-plus mph winds and wind chills in the low teens assault everyone who came out to witness this special run as it makes its way towar... (more)
Export coal snakes south along the Turnagain Arm late in the day just as the sun is hitting the horizon.