A Northeast Regional bound for Roanoke heads over the James River as the sun sets on a super hot and muggy evening. The bug bites were well worth the shot.
The 611 chugs out of town putting on an impressive show. There's NOTHING that comes close to experiencing steam first hand. It's nice to see the stuffed and mounted examples of steam locomotives ... (more)
The conductor of this NS freight waves to my boys and my boys wave to him.
The NCTM staff did a great job with this past weekend's night photo shoot. The photographers were treated to a ride behind the 611 as the train was used to shuttle us around the facility to variou... (more)
The NCTM staff did a great job with this past weekend's night photo shoot. The actors did a great job of posing in the high humidity, and mother nature even did her part with providing some natura... (more)
Sometimes the photo isn't always the obvious. At the organized night photo shoot of the 611 this past weekend, most photographers were trying desperately to avoid not only other photographers, but... (more)
The engineer of the 611 keeps a watchful eye on his surroundings even when resting between moves.
The conductor rides the shove as the 611 is brought to the turn table. What a treat it was to see this work of art put on another show.
Cleaning the headlight.
Chasing the California Zephyr is an endurance test - it doesn't provide many opportunities to leisurely scope out vantage points and get ahead of the train. Climbing quickly to get into position, ... (more)
The eastbound California Zephyr hugs the Colorado River for most of the way through its namesake state. A picture perfect sky and setting make the scene.
The California Zephyr alongside the Colorado River and mountains.
The California Zephyr passes some waving rafters on the Colorado River.
The California Zephyr, the Colorado River, mountains and blue sky.
The California Zephyr is the one and only train that serves this popular tourist destination, and this one has been doing so for far longer than Amtrak's existence. The eastbound and westbound hav... (more)