A westbound hotshot makes its way down hill coming out of Wyaconda, Missouri.
A southbound UP manifest on the Chester Sub at Fults, Illinois. This morning was sweatshirt weather letting us know that Fall is approaching.
This 15,000 foot manifest with two mid-train DPUs was one of the longest trains I have ever seen. The dispatcher was giving it special attention so it could move into the yard without incident.
A short high priority train tops the hill at Wyaconda, Missouri.
A high priority train loaded with Amazon containers passes under a farm road bridge at 60 mph with a friendly toot from the engineer. At the time I didn't notice the train was carrying an olive b... (more)
An eastbound grain train passes in front of the Montana Wheat Growers silos near Fort Piegan, Montana. The Rocky Mountains are 30 miles away and still look large.
After receiving a replacement crew, this large grain train is pulling hard coming out of the siding at Gibb, Missouri.
A high speed stack train full of UPS containers passes West Medill, Missouri enroute to Chicago.
An eastbound stack train drops downhill after passing through Marceline, Missouri.
An eastbound stack train reaches the summit of Marias Pass and slowly moves past parked MOW equipment.
An eastbound UP train on BNSF rails near Marceline, Missouri. This is one of only a handful of ATSF-era signal bridges that I know of in Missouri.
An eastbounder with plenty of power crosses the Two Medicine River Bridge, just east of East Glacier Park Village.
An eastbounder at Morning Gun West Road near East Glacier Park Village, Montana.
A heavily powered eastbound manifest takes its time moving downhill at Bison, Montana. The mountains in the scene are actually in the southern part of Glacier National Park.
An eastbound stack train pulls out onto the high plains of Montana after coming down off Marias Pass. The altitude here is about 5000 feet.