Evening soda ash on the plate girder bridge at the mouth of the Deschutes River. The leader is one of the ten warranty engines, originally delivered in yellow but lettered GECX. Later they were pa... (more)
As I recall, we were coming home from the Blues, heard this guy hit the detector between Blalock and Arlington, realized it must be an EB (we weren't following any WB) and pulled off to wait. Powe... (more)
This was an MHKCO that had an unusual cut of lumber loads on the head end behind the usual mass of power... I don't know why. The signal here is gone now; it disappeared in 2016 or so, when this s... (more)
I was set up to shoot this lumbering westbound manifest when a fast stacker approached eastbound on the near track. Point the camera in a likely direction and hope for the best...
Joliet - Seattle containers creep into Oregon, riding on the blocks of a Salt Lake - Hinkle manifest. This train is usually colorful with its array of marine containers, and the greenery and CSX G... (more)
UP is handling a lot of trailers on intermodal trains these days. This one, with a brace of older power, got hit pretty hard by eastbound traffic, meeting OT4WV and MRVHK at Blalock and a couple m... (more)
Taking a break from the usual UP parade to shoot something orange that was dropping down off the OT... I sorta wanted that Warbonnet Dash-8 in the lead, but given the quality of the paint, I sorta... (more)
The East St. Louis -- Seattle stack train winds through curves after entering Oregon.
Charging up the hill east of Baker on a busy November afternoon is this eastbound manifest. The Elkhorns only have a touch of snow on top at this point...