After a long walk up to the trestle, it took a couple of minutes for the train to reach the bridge. You could hear the train grinding up the hill quite well, but it took it a bit to show its face.... (more)
A loaded oil train descend down the Palmer Divide rumbles through Colorado Springs on a chilly December afternoon.
Sometimes, Cajon Pass is too busy! A case in point is this meet between two trains. While waiting for eastbound train Z-LACNYC9-27 (Priority UPS-LTL Intermodal, Los Angeles CA to New York NY), w... (more)
Stretching out as far as the eye can see (because, after all, the eye cannot see around the hill in the distance) is BNSF Railway train Z-ALTSBD9-26. On the second day of its journey from Allianc... (more)
In order to take advantage of a gentler grade, BNSF Intermodal train Z-ATGSBD7-23 crosses from Main 3 (with a 3% grade) to Main 2 at Summit, at an elevation of 3775-feet (1150.62 meters) is an int... (more)
The overcast/gloomy weather or the fact that it's Christmas Eve doesn't stop train traffic on one of Minnesota's busiest stretches of railroad.
Westbound Chicago, IL, to San Bernardino, CA, Q-train is working upgrade between East and West Ethel on the Marceline Sub. The train passes Ethel Lake on the westside of town. While it looks like ... (more)
A westbound BNSF grain train follows the Clark Fork between Noxon and Heron, Montana, on June 28, 2019.
With all five jacks burning, the white-hot Z-SBDWSP9-16P screams eastward along the BNSF Chillicothe Sub just outside Cameron, Illinois.
A BNSF manifest makes its way south through the lowlands near the Mississippi River.
BNSF 3987 rolls a grain train east along the Flathead River between Paradise and Perma, MT on NP's original mainline through Dixon, MT. This line still provides Montana Rail Link a double track ro... (more)
BNSF 5877 taking the H-EOLKCK past some old Searchlights and Insulator poles.
Westbound stacks cross the Colorado river and enter California at Topock.
The last rays of sunlight illuminate the desert landscape as a San Bernardino 'long pool" train races away from Ash Hill and prepares to enter a 65 MPH and 45 MPH curve at Ludlow.