Aurizon runs a daily woodchip train based out of Albany on Western Australia's south coast. However, as there are no maintenance facilities down there, from time to time, the entire woodchip cons... (more)
A scene that screams Florida, a heavy afternoon rain shower, the humidity in the air, storm clouds, the palm tree and a southbound GP40-2 leading a loaded rock train.
A loaded alumina train from Wagerup heads south in the dying light with one of Aurizon's 4100 series locomotives in the lead. These are 3,000hp EMD units with a 710G3-T2 engine, using a lot of te... (more)
A westbound intermodal train climbing up through the eastern side of Donner Pass, heading to Truckee and points west.
An evening commuter service out of Chicago Union Station races through the turnouts and slip switches, with a friendly engineer at the throttle.
Sometimes just hanging out trackside for a little while longer brings success. I was about to call it a day as I had flown from Australia the day before and was rather jet lagged. I thought I wou... (more)
An eastbound loaded coal train breaks the silence of West Park with 2 visitors from the west coast.
Aurizon's 7PM1 service rounds the curves into Avon Yard as it continues east from Perth to Melbourne. Power for this train are GE C44ACi locomotives; 6027 & 6002. Aurizon no longer operate inte... (more)
LZ3117 is the yard goat, putting together a Perth-Melbourne intermodal train. So much in this photo has changed. The L Class are all stored, Aurizon no longer operates intermodal trains and For... (more)
A westbound BNSF manifest train drops down Cajon Pass on a pleasant fall morning. It has picked up a couple of GP60Ms in Barstow.
Watco WA Rail has been around for nearly 6 years and the railroad's newest acquisition at the time of the photograph was HL220, an EMD J26C-2SS, similar to a SD38-2 originally built for the NSWGR.... (more)
A Norfolk Southern local with a high nose former Southern Railway SD40-2 leader switches the local steel plants around East Chicago.
A westbound Union Pacific manifest drops down into Caliente. Watch out for rattlers!
An eastbound BNSF intermodal train with 4 of General Electric's finest FDL16 powered locomotives making their presence felt on this hot summer's day.