A westbound BNSF coal train begins its descent of Bozeman Pass on Montana Rail Link as it departs West End, Montana, on June 29, 2018.
Outside Auto Train, I believe this is the largest Amtrak train I have ever personally witnessed. Running 10 hours late on June 28, 1998, Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr crosses Blue Mountain ... (more)
BNSF’s Chewelah Turn trundles through Clayton, Washington, passing a couple of relics parked in a vacant lot along Railroad Avenue, including an old tow truck with a 1963 license plate, on Februar... (more)
An eastbound Union Pacific coal train passes Amtrak’s Winter Park Express ski train laying over in the siding at Fraser, Colorado, on February 8, 2019.
A large group of skiers wait for Amtrak’s Winter Park Express ski train to come to a stop at the platform at Winter Park, Colorado, at the end of the day on February 8, 2019. A quick trip through ... (more)
Snow is falling during dusk’s blue hour on February 3, 2019, as an eastbound BNSF coal empty curves by milepost 57 west of Trout Creek, Montana.
BNSF’s Chewelah Turn is powered with a striking A-B-B-B-B-A set of EMD motive power as it heads through the snow-covered landscape approaching Deer Park, Washington, on February 1, 2019. The south... (more)
BNSF GP60M No. 105 leads the Chewelah Turn southbound through Loon Lake, Washington, on the morning of February 1, 2019.
Denver Union Station is bustling with activity on early evening of February 8, 2019. In the foreground on Track 8, a B-line RTD train waits for departure to Westminster. Track 7 is currently vacan... (more)
The snowstorm hasn’t arrived yet, but humidity is high in Montana’s Clark Fork River Valley, with fog rolling through the atmosphere at multiple levels playing hide-and-seek with the tree-covered ... (more)
An eastbound Union Pacific grain train thunders out of the northern bore of the Hermosa Tunnels on the climb up Sherman Hill just east of Hermosa, Wyoming, on September 25, 2003.
Montana Rail Link’s Polson local passes the grain elevator at Charlo, Montana, on September 27, 2007. Unfortunately, this scenic branch from Dixon to Polson no longer operates.
Water is running a bit high and roars over Toston Dam in Lombard Canyon as a westbound BNSF grain train passes by on Montana Rail Link’s Second Subdivision on the morning of July 6, 2018.
After a 30-inch snowstorm, Kyle plow MWK 06 zips through the white stuff as the extra works west on the Phillipsburg Subdivision west of Brewster, Kansas, on January 2, 2007.
Spiffy-looking Burlington Northern Santa Fe EMD SD9 No. 6128 switches the north end of South Yard in Alliance, Nebraska, late in the day of July 21, 2003.