Deseret Power Railway’s afternoon coal train is climbing out of Coyote Basin between milepost 26 and 27 east of Bonanza, Utah, on a beautiful June 21, 2023.
A BNSF coal empty climbs the northbound grade of Logan Hill at Logan, Wyoming, on the afternoon of July 10, 2023. In the house track at Logan is a loaded TVAX No. 680267, bad ordered and waiting f... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s day gas local crosses the Thompson River east of Thompson Falls, Montana, and is following the Clark Fork on MRL’s Fourth Subdivision main line on October 14, 2018.
Being centrally located on the Union Pacific system, Bailey Yard at North Platte, Nebraska, is a busy place and processes trains day and night, all week—all year. On the eve of May 4, 2011, boxc... (more)
A room with a view to the show With freight train congestion ahead, a slick move by the BNSF dispatcher, at least for the passengers of Amtrak’s train 5, crossed the westbound Califor... (more)
At Teck’s Cardinal River Operation near Cadomin, Alberta, on August 8, 2016, a third section of a 150-car Canadian National coal train has finished loading its 50 cars and is now heading downgra... (more)
The third 50-car section of a Canadian National empty coal train enters the Luscar Industrial Spur near Cadomin, Alberta, on August 8, 2016. These 150-car trains operate in three sections to load ... (more)
Union Pacific GE ES44AC No. 5417 leads a westbound UP freight past milepost 822 as the train climbs Peru Hill between Green River and Peru, Wyoming, on the afternoon of June 22, 2023.
On October 6, 2018, an eastbound BNSF freight has just crossed the Washington-Idaho state line and approaches Hauser Yard at Hauser Junction, Idaho. A pair a nice-looking EMDs power the train—SD... (more)
Some Colorado River rafters enjoy a shoreline lunch as Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr curves overhead while negotiating Little Gore Canyon east of Radium, Colorado, on June 20, 2023.
Thunder at Iron Ridge A westbound BNSF coal train thunders through Iron Ridge cut between Austin and Weed, Montana, climbing Mullan Pass on the afternoon of July 6, 2022. The train is n... (more)
A train of autoracks from Yard Nine heads east through Chicago & North Western’s Proviso Yard on February 9, 1992. A pair of Conrail GE C40-8W locomotive provide motive power for the train.
Staying ahead of the storm An eastbound Union Pacific manifest freight train drops downgrade at milepost 823 on Peru Hill, Wyoming, momentarily staying ahead of a storm approaching from... (more)
On the afternoon of July 7, 2023, Montana Rail Link EMD SD70ACe Nos. 4318 and 4404 pull a Helena to Bozeman turn westbound past the old Milwaukee Road bridge spanning the Missouri River at Lombard... (more)
Storm light over East Hump A set of hump power crests Union Pacific’s East Hump after finishing the sorting of another train at North Platte, Nebraska, on May 4, 2011. An early spring... (more)