A gritty ex.SP AC4400 leads the charge up the 2.4% ramp at Nolan, Utah on a stormy afternoon. The steep grade requires 8 big AC locomotives, all of which can be seen working hard along side High... (more)
A westbound coal empty glides out the spectacular Gore Canyon. The rapids in this canyon are some of the most challenging on the continent. There is only a small handful of raft companies that c... (more)
A westbound coal empty climbs the 2% grade of the Crater Loops towards the 8283ft. Toponas Summit. The name of the loops comes from the volcanic geology of the area. Nearby is a quarry that has m... (more)
An eastbound coal load drifts off the top of colorful Toponas Summit and down towards Egeria and Rock Creek Canyons. This is the third highest point on the active standard gauge freight railroad s... (more)
A heavy lumber drag curls thru the curves at Bealville, California. The long manifest is powered by three new Heavy Gevos for its climb up the Tehachapi Mountains...
An empty coal train twists thru the narrow confines of South Boulder Canyon. The train is entering one of the tightest curves on the ex DRGW mainlines at 12 degrees.... This section of railroad is... (more)
Canyoneering Moffat Style.... A westbound climbs up the 2% grade above South Boulder Creek. This location is between Tunnel 27 and Tunnel 29. The scar on the mountainside is daylighted Tunnel 28.... (more)
Tehachapi. The twisting grade between Tunnel One and Bealville is a stiff 2.1%. This westbound manifest heavy with lumber is climbing the grade as it enters the north leg of the Allard horseshoe.... (more)
Tehachapi Pass separates the Tehachapi Mountains from the
southern Sierra Nevada Mountains. It is the Sierra Nevada Mountains that can be seen rising in the distance....This long manifest heavy i... (more)
A Heavy Tier IV Gevo leads a short eastbound manifest around the Allard horseshoe. A grade of 2.1% lifts trains out to of the Caliente Creek drainage. Winter rains have brought early spring flow... (more)
Mid train DPU's shove hard with the rear DPU across the Valley. Picture of the head-end
Union Pacific's Durkee Loop sits... (more)
Waiting for a train that will likely never-ever show up again... The perfect time of day and year with nothing but a ghost train... Kindig's Curve 2015
The yard tracks at Castle Gate, Utah once served the Castle Gate Coal Company. The town and mine that once bustled with activity here are now gone. The silent rail yard deep in the Price River Can... (more)
A westbound Soda ash train digs into the 2.21% grade near Hilgard, OR. The train has a long climb thru the tall Pine and Spruce trees on its way to the top of the Blue Mountains.
An eastbound manifest freight train snakes along the Humboldt River.