The "B" train arrives from Proviso with autoparts. GM has announced it is closing the Janesville plant in 2010.
Re-crewed, this CP detour departs Janesville for Chicago over the Harvard sub into the evening.
The water has flooded out of its banks but this bridge is high and dry as a UP-led CP detour rolls down the hill. The train came off the WSOR and will take the UP Harvard sub into Chicago.
In the early morning a westbound auto rack train grinds up the grade toward Donner.
An old veteran of Santa Fe's superfleet charges uphill with high priority intermodal from South Seattle, WA.
UP 9426 leads a mixed freight NB out of Saginaw on the old Rock Island line. Seen here meeting a SB rock train at Hicks siding. Notice the new grade crossing rise & plane trying to land at Hicks A... (more)
Variegated lash-ups are not exactly rare in Southern California, but getting a history of pre-merger and post-merge paint schemes on this eastbound was a bit of luck.
This 3 unit set is part of UP's Operation C.A.R.E., here it is crossing Sunset Road, across from McCarran Airport, with several LV Metro PD officers in attendance.
The "B" train is just out of Janesville, dropping into the Turtle Creek valley headed back to Proviso. There are no restrictions on that load tucked in behind the power.
Late evening sun casts a nice glow on the Chicago, IL (Cicero Yard) - St. Paul, MN Z-train known as "Precious" as it gets priority on the railroad.
UP 9551 makes it's way through a very dense fog across the old Chippewa River Bridge.
BNSF 944 heads SB around a curve as it comes through Palmer Lake.
This hot intermodal is climbing the steep grade between Tunnel 1 and Tunnel 2 (between Caliente and Bealville). It has only 7935HP on the head end (SD60M 6356 is behind the C41-8W), and no helpers... (more)
A quick grab-shot of a train I overheard working at Oxford, WI while I was on the road to someplace else.....