An on time Amtrak #6 heads eastbound through Pinecliffe while passing Southern Pacific no. 319 that's sitting in the siding waiting for a line of eastbounds to pass before the rain starts up again... (more)
The Canadian Pacific daily local works south at Radium, BC. The train originates in Golden and ties up at Cranbrook. It meets its northbound counterpart along the way, on this day between Canal Fl... (more)
A grungy looking AC4400CW-CTE no. 5654 and ex Southern Pacific, now patched for UP AC4400CW no. 6404 leads this Cora, IL to Energy Mine, CO coal empty around the big sweeping curve before ducking ... (more)
Southern Pacific AC4400CW no. 319 helps shove this empty Cora, IL to Energy Mine, CO coal train up the 2% grade towards Tunnel #1 in Coal Creek Canyon west of Denver. Not bad for only being 19 yea... (more)
Flares Down the Fourth: A trio of Montana Rail Link SD45-2s leads a BNSF Railway manifest freight down the Fourth Subdivision near Paradise, Montana on Sept. 6, 2015. The SD45-2s have been ... (more)
A pair of peach-colored Dash-9s lead empty grain hoppers through the siding at the west end of Bozeman Pass. The train stopped just short of clearing a nearby farmer's crossing to allow westbound ... (more)
Dressed in a short-lived sky-blue paint scheme, it is fitting that GN’s EMD switcher is under the big skies of Montana at Whitefish yard with Big Sky Montana ski slope in the background.
Climbing the Million Dollar Highway from Silverton south toward Molas Pass affords a couple quick views of the town of Silverton. Here, four of DSNG's steam locomotives are visible (three of them... (more)
For the railfans: The Rio Grande Zephyr, train No 17 passes the west switch Radium (siding) during its 14 hour journey from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah. For the geography fans: Radium... (more)
Westbound SP coal empty near Princeton, CO
One of my all time favorite photos of the Rio Grande Zephyr as train No. 17 climbs through the Colorado Front Range at Tunnel 3. The fill the train is crossing was washed out by flood water on Sep... (more)
The Northwest: While a big chunk of Montana is part of the Great Plains, the state's geography takes on a much different personality west of the Continental Divide. Northwest Montana, espec... (more)
MRL local 841 glides over the summit of Bozeman Pass. The original NP tunnel can be seen on the right.
BNSF 4402 and 7386 in front and 763 / 5132 as DPU are hauling a long crude oil train unit train westwards along the Flathead River.
A 3-unit helper set with relatively new 4404 leads MRL's local 841 and its two GP35s back to Livingston.