I happened to be in Moab, UT when a friend reminded me that the once a week UP potash local runs on a Friday, wait thats today! All my previous plans for the day were now pushed to the side as I h... (more)
The towering red rocks of Moab make even thundering freight trains seem like children's playthings.
A loaded windmill blade train descends down Kingman Canyon as the sounds of dynamic motors whine down the 1.6% grade of main track one. On main two, a Q LACLPC6 charges up the grade as it continue... (more)
The BNSF's Laurel Sub between Laurel and Great Falls is a critically undershot line. The northern portion gets some coverage, the southern end practically nothing. The Broadview Sub, an offshoot o... (more)
In summer '17 another of a parade of westbound BNSF intermodal trains was climbing the east slope of Yampai Hill near Yampai, AZ. on a beautiful afternoon.
This photo was taken in 2016. It shows the recently rebuilt line from Aus to Lüderitz, which was swamped by the ever moving sand dunes. So, I was amazed to see a youtube clip of a train arriving ... (more)
BNSF 8469 is not making good speed after leaving the Rochelle Mining complex. The train has already started up the 1% plank of Logan Hill. In about a train length the coal load will stop and pick... (more)
UP 5405 leads a long WB intermodal train over Cienega Creek trying to escape the monsoon storms
A former Burlington Northern EMD SD60M still in Cascade green paint leads BNSF’s Cowley turn through rugged Sheep Canyon north of Greybull, Wyoming, on June 22, 2017. This arresting locale is al... (more)
On April 9, 2016, an eastbound Union Pacific loaded oil train pops out of Tunnel 1 into a small pocket of sunshine (literally) on a gorgeous spring afternoon in Coal Creek Canyon.
An eastbound Canadian Pacific freight train is approaching in the last sunshine Black Canyon of the Thompson River, British Columbia, on June 23, 2016.
A westbound intermodal sails through the heart of the Mojave's 'Grand Canyon'. There are few places in Southern California that are so desolate and ruggedly beautiful as Afton Canyon!
The Wash - A westbound stack train led by BNSF #8138 pulls against the hill up Cadiz Summit from Danby California in the heart of the Mojave.
Eastbound WP climbing out of Oroville on new line relocation after building Oroville Dam