This UP coal drag pulls with all its might to crest Kirkwood hill.
The power for the local passes west through Kirkwood Junction just after sunrise to begin Monday's work.
Another loaded coal unit train heads eastward through Kirkwood Junction.
Amtrak 304 roars through Kirk Jct. with people bound for their holiday destinations. Happy Holidays everybody!
An empty eastbound autorack, running opposite main, passes the Christmas-decorated Kirkwood Depot. This one took me by surprise, as I rely on the block signal on the other track to warn me of any... (more)
The block signal told me that an eastbound was due, so I waited. 20 minutes later, this guy showed up. He was worth the wait - putting on quite a show as the three units struggled with the sligh... (more)
As it passes through Kirkwood Junction, the DPU on an empty westbound coal train is garnished with snow and ice from the recent storms east of here.
An eastbound mixed freight grinds uphill through Kirkwood Junction.
The morning westbound rolls into Kirkwood Depot just a few minutes behind schedule.
The Kirkwood Depot is all "spiffed up" for Christmas time, as a UP manifest freight, with 5 locos, crawls up the hill.
Amtrak 303, running a couple minutes behind, rounds the curve at a brisk pace and heads for Kirkwood.
A UP coal drag splits the signals at Kirk Jct. Train was CNATH9 29.
A UP empty coal drag, consisting of brand new aluminum hoppers, screams through the Kirkwood Rd. crossing.
I only had seconds after I pulled up, to set up before this manifest rolled by.
A manifest freight rockets around the curve into Kirkwood, the second unit said "Under Warrenty." Train was AASKSB 29.