Since I can’t get out and chase trains much in my new home of Rochester, MN right now (Covid-19 you know!), I have been spending a lot of time combing my files of past railfan trips. And guess wha... (more)
Union Pacific's Rio Grande heritage unit drags a northbound manifest up the eastern side of the Tehachapi Mountains at Warren.
SCREAMER! Shannon Hill is a steep 3-5% grade in Arizona's Copper Country. Each Geep is good for approximately 550-580 tons on what is undoubtably the steepest climb in North America. Heav... (more)
Out of the vastness of the Arizona plateau comes the 528 East with a manifest, about to rumble across the great trestle at Canyon Diablo. Remnants of the foundation of the original 1882 single-tra... (more)
A BNSF manifest freight rolls west exiting Abo Canyon with a quartet of BN power none of which had been renumbered at this time. The Cascade green contrasts nicely with the New Mexico desert.
Santa Fe tried many combinations of locomotives to pull it's York Canyon, NM to Kaiser Steel in Fontana, CA coal trains, often in solid sets. One of the last combos they used was six of their ten ... (more)
Yesterday the 'great race to Ogden' began in grand fashion as Union Pacific's newly restored Big Boy teamed with dependable stable-mate #844. The two products of the American Locomotive Works (194... (more)
Runnning at 25 MPH the westbound Steam Special rounds the bend on the outskirts of Walcott, WY. With a storm growing in the distance, the locomotive is only less than 30 miles away from the town o... (more)
Freeport McMoran #63 accelerates up the steep grade out of Clifton, while three units wait in the runaway track for the train to pass. Soon these other units will head into Clifton to retrieve the... (more)
A train heard by everyone around town, (with 2 EMD’s and a BCOL C40-8M) makes its way through the last scenic section before entering the cityscape. Looking down, the train rumbles through Wickenb... (more)
Union Pacific SD70M No. 4812 leads the Potash Local, symboled "LDG51B" westbound through the tight cut approaching the Corona Arch Trailhead near Moab, Utah, on March 15, 2019.
Eastbound double stacks follow the charge of a new Union Pacific tier-IV compliant SD70AH through Thayer, WY on UP's Rawlins Subdivision. Of interest are the brand new 'One' (Ocean Network Express... (more)
A passenger train comes into the yard on the old Keystone mainline in a light snowfall.
Hundreds of engines sit at Pantano Storage