A partly cloudy, moonless night reveals an eastbound Union Pacific oil train following the Colorado River into Little Gore Canyon on September 18, 2023. The lead locomotive headlights illuminate t... (more)
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr has just exited Little Gore Canyon and is approaching Radium, Colorado, on the afternoon of September 19, 2023.
Storming past milepost 215 Montana’s Winston Hill between Townsend and Helena seems to be a magnate for afternoon thunderstorms in summer. Being east of the Continental Divide and wed... (more)
Inside the Diesel House at Union Pacific’s former Rio Grande Burnham Shops at Denver, Colorado, two machinists work on a cylinder of the 7FDL16 prime mover of UP GE AC4400CW No. 7334 on December... (more)
Four rugged EMD HT-C SD locomotive trucks are in the process of being rebuilt inside Union Pacific’s massive Downing B. Jenks locomotive shop at North Little Rock, Arkansas, on May 19, 2015.
In a view from my campsite off the old Denver & Salt Lake Railway’s grueling, long abandoned route over lofty Rollins Pass is Union Pacific MGJNY exiting the 6.21-mile Moffat Tunnel. It’s 8:45... (more)
Copper Basin Railway engineer Aaron Nichols throttles up EMD GP39 No. 401 on the CBRY Smelter Job uphill out of Hayden Junction to the Arsarco Smelter complex at Hayden, Arizona, on the morning of... (more)
Amtrak’s California Zephyr treads through short-but-scenic Byers Canyon west of Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado, on September 18, 2023. This former Rio Grande route is now Union Pacific’s Moffat... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s gas local heads eastbound out of Dixon, Montana, on the railroad’s Tenth Subdivision main line on the morning of October 16, 2018.
The Continental Divide looms overhead and autumn is making its presence known in Colorado’s high country as Union Pacific’s MGJNY freight rolls downgrade after exiting the 6.21-mile Moffat Tun... (more)
The “Rockies to the Red Rocks” Rocky Mountaineer passenger train rolls westbound through Tolland, Colorado, on September 13, 2023.
A BNSF coal train follows the Clark Fork on Montana Rail Link’s fourth Subdivision main line between Noxon amd Heron, Montana, on September 17, 2011.
Fill ’er up at Washburn Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western’s wayfreight pauses for fuel at Wilton, North Dakota, on August 27, 2018. Leading the train is one of DMV&W’s former Cana... (more)
Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr follows the Colorado River through rugged Gore Canyon as it approaches Azure, Colorado, on September 20, 2023. The train is about to enter 100-foot Tunnel 38... (more)
Canadian National train 412 soars over Prairie Creek Bridge into Hinton, Alberta, on July 18, 2013. The eastbound train, led by GE ES44DC No. 2248, is heavy with the usual lumber loads.