The morning's Willow Spring, IL to Phoenix, AZ Z9 is on its final leg of its transcontinental journey as descends down the Colorado Plateau; approaching the wye at Drake.
An eastbound intermodal train comes to a stop at the control signal of Baca, as it waits for a higher priority train to run around it as the setting sun dips behind plateaus of the Continental Div... (more)
A Belen, NM to Barstow, CA manifest train races up the Continental Divide as it passes through the southwestern town of Laguna, NM.
On a chilly, windy afternoon in Crozier Canyon, BNSF 4705, and three other GE locomotives, grind away at the 1.42% grade as they lug 7,100' of Chinese products to a distribution center in Alliance... (more)
A heavy Roseville to West Colton manifest grinds away up the 2.6% grade of Woodford as the screeching sound of sanders dumping on wet rail echo loudly in the pass. This train stalled out at Rowen ... (more)
An empty vehicle train, bound for El Paso, TX, crosses Colorado River, and the Arizona/ California State Line, at Topock on a chilly November morning in the Mohave River Valley.
Amtrak's California Zephyr races across Barr Lake as the mosquitos buzz near the swap water on a warm summer evening. AMTK 184, the Phase IV heritage unit, was assigned to lead this days Zephyr on... (more)
An empty Antelope Mine coal train slowly creeps into the mine to be loaded as the shadows of the Powder River Basin begin to grow longer with the setting sun.
Morning gloom looms over the northern region of the Powder River Basin as a Black Thunder Mine coal train approaches Donkey Creek Jct to preform a crew change with a rebuilt SD70MACe leading.
Three GE motors hustle a 113 car empty grain shuttle up the 1.4% grade of Kingman Canyon as the train tackles the desert landscape of the northwestern Arizona.
A heavy LA Harbor bound stack train descends down the steep grade into Kingman, Ariz. as it enters Slaughterhouse Canyon.
Shadows begin to rapidly grow long as the autumn sun dips below the horizon as a westbound intermodal train, bound for the ports of Northern California, races around the 70 MPH curve of Antares. L... (more)
A powered up Z SBDWSP8 waste no time grinding up the grade out Kingman on a chilly, autumn evening as the five motors pull the 7,300' train over one of the many hogbacks near Antares, AZ.
Power for the day's BNSF transfer manifest pulls out of the to the departure yard where it'll tack-on to their train and begin the climb up Cajon Pass to Barstow.
A Los Angeles, CA to St. Louis, MO intermodal train charges up the hill out of Kingman as it passes through the railroad area of Walapai on a chilly December evening.