2 BNSF DPUs bring up the rear of a north bound manifest as it slowly drifts by a holding BNSF south bound, down and out of Caliente and into the canyons just west of town.
A BNSF manifest races through Monolith in the late afternoon summer sun as a dust storm continues to blow through the area.
On a wet, misty winter morning, in the highly saturated lower Tehachapi foothills, a north bound BNSF intermodal drifts down the steep grade between tunnels 1 and 2, as the rear portion of the tra... (more)
Push! A eastbound train of black Wyoming low sulphur coal is shoved up the 1.55% grade of Crawford Hill. One of the few places that is still untouched by urban sprawl, perhaps one of the ... (more)
2.3% East Slope Grade A westbound trainload of of Mid-West grain for the Central Valley charges out of Warren, California. From the mountain above Cache Creek I have watched this train for ... (more)
South Draw A westbound BNSF manifest climbs the grade at Tunnel 16 on the steep 2%+ climb at South Draw. The train is crossing a small creek that flows under ROW at the bottom of the larg... (more)
Willow Creek This manifest has been dropping down the the east slope of the Continental Divide since it crossed the Summit at Marias Pass. The train is passing the Lewis and Clark monum... (more)
A BNSF manifest climbs up the curves of Allard in the late afternoon sun of a perfect spring day.
Mojave Rainbow A storm front rolls off the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Tehachapi Pass. Rain was no stranger to the desert in the Spring of 2023. The fast approaching storm is moving fas... (more)
The DPUs of a long north bound BNSF manifest are seen winding their way down the Tehachapi grade and in to the horseshoe curve in Keene, CA on a warm, late summer morning. The orange of the lead u... (more)
Bealville, California A southbound BNSF manifest leaves Bealville, throttled up for the climb up the 2.2%+ grade ahead. The train has just met the Southbound stack train that can be seen ... (more)
Java Snowsheds Glacier National Park
A colorful eastbound marine stack climbs the 1.8% grade at Java, Montana. A dry cold front made a crisp clear morning despite area wildfires. Tom Dan... (more)
Westbound Z train at the east switch Tokio.
Westbound Coal train.
A BNSF north bound manifest drifts down the Tehachapi grade through the curves in the Rowen siding area. The rear DPUs at the bottom are rolling out of the west leg of the horseshoe curve in Keene... (more)