Montana Rail Link's Laurel to Missoula manifest with MRL 4302, 325, and a five pack of SD70ACe helpers on the rear makes its way up the grade westward out of Helena, Montana between Tobin and Bird... (more)
Amtrak's premier west coast passenger train, the Coast Starlight, hugging the eastern edge of the Salinas River Valley passing fresh lettuce crops. Train #14 is seen here running northbound approa... (more)
Montana Rail Link's Day Gas Local seen hugging the north bank of the Flathead River as it rolls eastbound on the return leg of it's daily trip between Missoula and Thompson Falls, MT.
UP 5429 splitting the signals at the east end of Hiland Siding on UP's Mojave Sub. The 8859 ft. snow covered Cucamonga Peak is in the distance.
Eastbound vehicle train heading into the Mojave Desert's warm morning sunlight along BNSF's Needles Sub at West Siberia on September 11, 2008.
With the dynamics in full, BNSF's daily "Barstow to Kaiser Yard" manifest works its way down Cajon Pass approaching the railfan friendly Hill 582. This, days after a near record 10" early season s... (more)
UP 8032 leading the MANWC-1 22 along HWY 138, approaching Cajon Junction. The Mormon Rocks and snow capped San Gabriel Mountains are in the distance.
BNSF Heritage 2 GP60Ms, the current power of choice for the various road switchers out of BNSF 's La Mirada Yard, in La Mirada, CA.
Three MRL SD70ACe units on a light helper set out of Livingston make their way through an early spring snow storm west of Bozeman Pass to tack on to the head end of an ailing H-PASKCK in the sidin... (more)
MRL F45 390 leads the M-L eastward away from the Crazy Mountains near Big Timber, MT.
At the bottom of the hill with pushing duties over for the moment, the crew aboard an an assisting helper set (MRL 215) prepares to cut off the rear of their westbound and assist the M-L (waiting ... (more)
MRL F45s 392, 390 and SD40 211 lead the L-M manifest down the east side of Bozeman Pass into Livingston, MT.
A waxing-gibbous moon rises behind MRL's L-M manifest in the pre-evening light as it starts the hard grind up Bozeman Pass west of Livingston, MT.
Four MRL SD45 helpers on the rear of a loaded grain heavy snaking around the big cuts of Iron Ridge above Austin, MT on their way up Mullan Pass.
MRL's Night Gas releases it's track warrant off the 10th Sub and continues it's westward trip via the 4th Sub to the plant at Thompson Falls, MT.