Amtrak #5, on time with the California Zephyr is passing through the Flatirons in Boulder County near tunnel 3 and 4 amidst a characteristically December Christmas week deep in the Tunnel District... (more)
On the cold winter eve of January 25, 2020, an eastbound BNSF manifest freight crosses a frozen Trout Creek over Bridge 55 as night approaches over the Clark Fork Valley at Trout Creek, Montana.
BNSF handles a manifest around the tangent at Crescent, CO over a fresh foot of snow. Crescent is fabled by crews since the Rio Grande operated the Moffat Subdivision as the most beautiful view in... (more)
The fast falling snow gets blasted by a fast moving coal as BNSF 9132 (SD70ACe) rounds the elevated curve at Keenesburg, Colorado.
With fresh snow on the ground, the Denver to Fort Collins, CO manifest train passes through the city of Boulder, CO as it heads towards Longmont to perform yard work. This snow storm set the seaso... (more)
We waited and listened for the California Zephyr, knowing that it would be arriving shortly amid the dense fog and freezing temperatures. Even so, the ghostlike P42DC surprised us as it broke thr... (more)
Coal empties for the Vista Mine loadout at Pedley race alongside the Yellowhead Highway #16 between Moose Lake and Grant Brook on CN's Albreda Sub.
It's a minute past five and my thirteenth hour on the road. I was looking out at the road rushing under my wheels and feeling every bit like Jackson Browne. With 900 kilometres on the odometer and... (more)
Vancouver Intermodal-Montreal Taschereau train Q108 has just reached the top of the hill at Redpass, gathering speed heading towards a crew change at Jasper.
January 2020 was a nasty month in Western Canada. For much of it, the temperatures were ranging from -25 to -48 degrees Celsius, essentially crippling CN's network between Winnipeg and Vancouver/P... (more)
A northbound manifest passes the switch indicator signal at North End Kile with the "Spirit of Ravenna" doing the honors. Thankfully, this line still retains a few of these NYC/CR era si... (more)
A ghostly BNSF 6948 (ES44C4) leads a freight through sub-freezing temps and dense fog as it runs on the Moffat Line at Coal Creek Canyon.
In charge of T004, SD40-2 4171 busts a snowdrift a little west of Eagle, WI.
HOOSAC TUNNEL DETOUR: Due to a small collapse inside Pan Am Southern's Hoosac Tunnel, some trains are currently being detoured between East Deerfield, Massachusetts and Hoosick Junction, Ne... (more)
Amtrak’s Winter Park Express ski train has just exited the Moffat Tunnel and has arrived at Winter Park, Colorado, to unload a train full of skiers on the new heated platform in a light snowfall o... (more)