A Soo Line grain extra storms westbound through Brookfield, Wisconsin, on the afternoon of April 19, 1987. When built in July 1973, Milwaukee Road EMD SD40-2 No. 16, was originally numbered 177, b... (more)
Getting out St. Regis before dawn, we headed to some of Montana Rail Link’s last Northern Pacific-era semaphores east of town. Magic colors appeared as a rising sun finally peaked over the tall ... (more)
On June 27, 2020, a westbound BNSF coal train arcs through the curved fill along the Clark Fork between Noxon and Heron, Montana, on Montana Rail Link’s scenic Fourth Subdivision.
Crossing the expansive Great Salt Lake basin on Union Pacific’s former Southern Pacific main line, an eastbound UP freight approaches Lakeside, Utah, on March 5, 2012.
After overextending themselves acquiring Milwaukee Road, Soo Line established a wholly-owned division called Lake States Transportation Division on 10 February 1986, to operate its mostly former S... (more)
Led by Montana Rail Link EMD SD70ACe No. 4315, MRL’s eastbound Helena local traces the Missouri River into Lombard Canyon east of Toston, Montana, on June 29, 2016.
Santa Fe’s 791 train, led by GE B40-8W No. 506, sprints around the curve into Ancona, Illinois, at 2:44 p.m. on May 30, 1992.
Passing another train that is tied down in a siding, a westbound Southern Pacific freight, led by Cotton Belt GE B40-8 No. 8080, approaches Tucson at Wilmot, Arizona, on the afternoon of April 21,... (more)
Chicago Central’s train 51 pops out of the curved tunnel at East Dubuque, Illinois, and is about to clatter over the crossing of Burlington Northern’s main line on the autumn afternoon of Octo... (more)
BNSF EMD SD70MAC No. 8912 leads BNSF’s Cowley turn past milepost 414 on the Casper Subdivision as it follows the Big Horn River through Sheep Canyon north of Greybull, Wyoming, on the morning of... (more)
Ascending Montana Rail Link’s Mullan Pass west of Helena, Montana, is a westbound BNSF Herzog ballast train climbing out of Austin on the morning of June 26, 2020.
At 8:00 p.m. on the eve of May 30, 1992, Santa Fe’s 2nd 198 train flies westbound just west of Leeds, Illinois, led by a Super Fleet EMD GP60M silhouetted by the setting sun.
A westbound Chicago & North Western freight curves through North Lake, Wisconsin, on October 6, 1990. A pair of EMD SD40-2s in “Zito” yellow, power the train on the railroad’s Adams Line.
On a clear August 25, 2021, two of Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway’s new cog diesel-electric locomotives and trainsets are on top the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak. Built by Stadler Rail of Swit... (more)
A westbound Union Pacific stack train soars over Cienega Creek Bridge at Vail, Arizona, on the morning of April 23, 2017.