Rain and mergers bring splashes of yellow to the desert.
Back in the day...the Apache Railway traverses a typically lush Arizona landscape, though on this day the ground had scattered patches of some strange white stuff stuck to it. Six Alco's may have... (more)
I didn't notice the deer in the lower right corner until I looked at my photo. Looks like it noticed me! This is in the middle of nowhere in northern Utah at the Nucor Steel mini-mill. One of t... (more)
A pair of Frontrunner trains bask in the evening light at UTA's Ogden station, located just north of Union Station. Behind the trains are the Ogden Welcome Center, the Ogden temple and tabernacle... (more)
A peaceful desert sunset is temporarily interrupted by the roar of five EMD's lugging a manifest up the Estrella mountains. After a few minutes of clanging and squealing freight cars, a second cr... (more)
The last time I was in Emeryville was in 1998 while waiting to change from the Zephyr to the Starlight. I tried a couple hand-supported night photos on 35mm slide film. Needless to say, they did... (more)
Westbound (foreground) and eastbound stacks come incredibly close to pulling off a perfect rolling meet at Shawmut siding on a gorgeous Arizona December day. No snowplow shots here! Thanks to th... (more)
Dynamic brakes begin to whine as a westbound winds its way through the Sonoran Desert National Monument. Many of the Saguaro cacti are taller than the double-stacked containers.
It's all MARC at this end of MotivePower's locomotive stash. A dispute between MoPo and MARC has left MARC's three delivered MP36's out of service and the rest of the order piling up in Boise. M... (more)
The Magma Arizona, idle since 1997, is in use again as work trains aid in pipeline construction along the MAA ROW. Here, two Copper Basin GP9's are in charge of a port-a-potty and a crane. The c... (more)
A forgotten stash of BN F45 cabs is slowly enveloped by the forests of Washington.
Two of Alaska's unique transportation options meet at Upper Trail Lake. The Coastal Classic is northbound headed toward Anchorage.
It's 9:30 PM...only a couple more hours of daylight left. The city's floral arrangements complement the railroad's colors nicely.
Alaska Railroad's Coastal Classic skirts the shore of Kenai Lake on a rainy Memorial Day weekend.
Passengers on tonight's Surfliner are getting their money's worth with a spectacular sunset view over the Pacific. The northbound train is minutes away from its stop at Surf Beach.