DONE!: With this word, the Transcontinental Railroad was declared completed on May 10th, 1869. One day short of 150 years later, the Union Pacific Railroad held a ceremony in Ogden, Utah to... (more)
A short Western Maryland freight train heads up the grade toward Connellsville, PA.
On a sunny summer morning, Amtrak 573 heads north along the Pacific Ocean. Today, this train is running with a set of low level equipment, necesitated by longer trains during the Del Mar Horse Rac... (more)
On the return journey to Los Angeles, ATSF 3751 passes another veteran of the Santa Fe. Scenes like this are becoming harder and harder to find, as most of the Santa Fe units are kept out of south... (more)
Highball Granger: Union Pacific's Transcon 150 Special leaves Granger, Wyoming bound for Evanston and ultimately Ogden. At the front of the train is the Union Pacific 4014 "Big Boy&quo... (more)
Rotary Rounds the Curve: Rotary OY clears the way as it heads up the hill toward Cumbres Summit on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. This scene was part of a special photo charter event... (more)
Two Different Schemes: As train 562 heads through Torrey Pines, the paint scheme variation between locomotive 2109 and the 2114 is quite apparent. The 2109 displays the original version of ... (more)
Two relatively new Siemens SC-44 "Charger" locomotives book end a Talgo set on northbound Cascades train 516 through Bellingham, Washington. This area is in the process of a major redevelopment pr... (more)
Big Boy Across the Basin: Union Pacific's Transcon 150 Special leaves Rawlins, Wyoming as it heads out across the Great Divide Basin. At the front of the train is the Union Pacific 4014 &qu... (more)
Big Boy's Big Climb: On Saturday October 12, 2019, Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 became the first Big Boy locomotive to pull a train up the famed Cajon Pass in Southern California. Here, 4014 ... (more)
A New Look: A San Diego Coaster test train for the new Charger locomotives rolls south through Del Mar. To match the new paint scheme on the Chargers, a set of Coaster Bombardier Bi-level c... (more)
Switching Grain: An old EMD GP9 moves a cut of grain hoppers around as a ship is loaded with grain in the background at the Tacoma Export Marketing facility along the Tacoma waterfront.
K-36 481 waits in front of the Durango depot at the head of the first train of the morning. Note the shiny new boiler front paint. 481 was repainted on 8/17 for Railfest.
A Wave of the Future: On a misty fall morning, two brand new SC-44 Charger locomotives lead train 564 along the cliffs in Del Mar. Soon enough, all Pacific Surfliner trains will be pulled b... (more)
Test Charge: A Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotive runs through Camp Pendleton on a test run for North County Transit District Coaster service. This was the first day of testing for these loco... (more)