SP166 leads the charge at Stillwater. The grade here abruptly changes from a knuckle breaking 3% too a 'level' 1%. 39,600 H.P. are needed to lift 13,000+ tons over the Continental Divide at Tenne... (more)
Twilight for No. 5371 The final Rio Grande locomotive (road number and paint) on the Union Pacific slumbers under the yard lights at Helper, Utah, in the twilight of November 5, 2007.
Bonneville Transloaders, Inc. EMD SW1500 No. 1 pulls a small train west of Bonneville, Wyoming, on October 2, 1997. This trackage connects BNSF Casper Subdivision trackage at milepost 304 at Bonne... (more)
CN 8963 crosses Prairie Creek trestle leading an eastbound lumber train into Hinton, AB. The train has just left the Jasper National Park area and will continue to Edmonton.
Heat escapes from the dynamic grids at a rapid pace as two GE's hold back a heavy detoured stack train down the stiff grade into Helena at sunset. While splitting the NP searchlights at the contro... (more)
An eastbound Southern Pacific coal train twists along the Arkansas River at Hecla Junction, Colorado, over the famed Tennessee Pass Route on September 4, 1995. At the time, SP’s GE AC4400CWs were ... (more)
SP186, and two other motors crawl towards the Continental Divide. The train is twisting thru severe curvature and the sound of steel on steel is deafening..... It is this rail-fans perspective tha... (more)
The engineer of the BNSF 7634 West keeps the hammer down West of Big Timber on MRL's 2nd Subdivision with a detouring stack train in tow. Intermodal can be found on the MRL at times, typically due... (more)
Along the scenic Colorado River, Union Pacific’s westbound MNYRO freight approaches Yarmony, Colorado, on August, 3, 2014.
Crossing the Colorado River and passing through colorful Red Canyon between Dell and Range, Colorado, on the Dotsero Cutoff is Union Pacific’s MNYRO freight on August, 3, 2014.
Stainless steel smile Amtrak No. 5, the westbound California Zephyr, curves into a smile as seen from high above Tunnel 40 in Little Gore Canyon west of Azure, Colorado, on August 21, 2... (more)
A BNSF manifest freight thunders eastbound over a snow-covered Bridge 57 west of Trout Creek, Montana, on February 7, 2014.
Four tunnel motors haul a grain train through Little 10 Curve all the while climbing the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies en-route to Fresno, CA. Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
Northern Pacific F units on the local perform switching at Whitehall, Mont. on April 10, 1970.
On the west slope of Sherman Hill, a westbound UP freight emerges from the south bore of the Hermosa Tunnels. This train took the Harriman Cut-off (Track 3), so its power is still pulling at this ... (more)