A new view on Rock Tunnel, showing it in the context of the rugged and massive Toltec Gorge. In the far upper left you can make out the line miles back toward Antonito, and even further the distan... (more)
A Herzog ballast train heads up the Shenandoah Valley of VA behind a glossy new AC44C6M. The fall colors were beautiful in Southwest Virginia this year making for some excellent photo opportuniti... (more)
Just after sunset on Black Friday finds a burst of action on Cima Hill. A westbound manifest lumbers up grade at 14mph, while roughly 4 miles behind, a Z train running on their blocks keeps its di... (more)
Wildfires illuminate the sky in the Shenandoah Valley as Norfolk Southern freight train 14Z heads north across the James River. Wildfires are extremally uncommon in the Valley, making this an extr... (more)
D&RGW #473 and #476 work hard near Elk Park, deep within the Animas River Canyon, bringing their mixed train into the siding on October 16, 2023. Here the D&S sponsored photo special will await th... (more)
The red signal indicates that there is nothing coming north from Two Harbors for a while, but all eyes were on the sky on this night.
KCS 5003 leads CPKC 301 across the Fraser River at Cisco.
Three trains meet at Nesquehoning Junction amid peak fall color. From left to right, a Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway excursion shoves south on the Jim Thorpe Branch while NRFF holds the main at Riv... (more)
Flying Above the Clouds by Rail
This very well may be the most difficult and rare of weather events to capture along the Flatiron Range. Meteorology calls it an Inversion and it can b... (more)
Amtrak Above the Clouds
The weather in the Denver-Metro area is weird this morning. Once or twice a year, the ground is warm enough and the air cools enough overnight to create a layer of ... (more)
A brand new AC44C6M rebuild leads a Herzog ballast train north at Arcadia, VA along the Roanoke district.
The Amtrak Pennsylvanian heads east over the "Big Viaduct" between Mineral Point and South Fork. The stunning autumn colors provide a scenic ride for passengers through some of the more ... (more)
An NS manifest navigates the trench in fall splendor with some of the downtown Pittsburgh skyline in the background.
What better place to experience autumn than the "Trench", also know... (more)
CN 3315 Leads a five unit mixed freight from Kirk Yard in Chicago Illinois to Waterloo Iowa. Here they crawl through the Southside of downtown Chicago after rain went through the area
Empty autorack train M215 rounds the curve in Mance, PA, as it passes the old post office. In the background, storm clouds are coming through the area. The fall colors are beginning... (more)