RJ Corman and dozens of BNSF employees spent their Fourth of July finishing up work on the flooded tracks through downtown Minot. After posting on their computers the tracks would be open at 20:00... (more)
UP 7694 East crosses the Rock Creek Trestle deep in the heart of the Feather River Canyon, while fellow RP contributor Patrick Phelan from San Antonio, TX shoots from the turnout on Highway 70.
Anyone know what this is? Looks to be some kind of booster. This is car 12 on a 16 car manifest up the 3% track on Cajon, sure did catch my eye.
Night time cab view of BNSF 9183 after stopping to get an air hose to prepare for the shove back to the 6 Belt crossing to park the beast.
The Napa Valley Lunch Train trundles back to Napa, passing a beautiful bunch of wine grapes at the Rutherford Grove Winery. Unfortunately for the wineries, but fortunate for me, the recent frost h... (more)
A baby tunnel motor leads the ConAgra job back to West Oakland, rolling down the soaked Jack London Square. Canon Rebel XS.
Wanna Race? An older model Dodge Viper overtakes the Magic Banana, heading for the finish line of Amtrak's Jack London Square station.
A famous shot indeed, the California Zephyr in 2008 at the famous Pulga trestle... Amtrak #5 has gone off the advertised and is detouring due to Donner Pass trackwork via the Feather River Canyon.
A small herd of the idiotic class decide that waiting 2 minutes for the short switch job to pass isn't worth it, and risk their life by running in front. Even better, the straggler looking towards... (more)
Looking more like the mid 1990's, three Warbonnets rumble through Kingman Canyon on a stunning Spring morning.
An empty ethanol train navigates North through Jack London Square, on its way back to the cornfields of Nebraska.
Canadian Zephyr, eh? Due to mechanical issues in Nevada, the UP added an extra locomotive to the train in Sparks. Usually, it'd be a dirty GEVO, but, tonight, we had a visitor. CP 9631 is a... (more)
You never know what you're going to get on the Warm Springs Local.... BNSF 110 and BNSF 2469 lead a short 5-car Warm Springs Local up the Square under a mucky January afternoon. Canon Rebel XS.
Chargin' the Air! The reverser is centered, air is set, and the throttle is in Run 6, as two GEVO's howl trying to pump the 140 car empty coal train back up after switching. Photo taken wit... (more)
Opened on November 30, 1867, after two years of blasting, Tunnel 6 at Donner Pass was used continuously for 130 years by the trains of the Central Pacific, and Southern Pacific. The Chinese worked... (more)