Two Montana Rail Link remote switchers work simultaneously at the east end of MRL’s large yard at Laurel, Montana, on the morning of October 8, 2023. For many years, former cabooses carried remo... (more)
It’s October 10, 2023, at 6:15 p.m. and the last rays of sun are shaped by a mountain ridge to the southwest as the lead locomotive of a BNSF coal train momentarily gets illuminated by golden li... (more)
Crawling through multiple curves, an eastbound BNSF stack train passes the west switch at Bealville while climbing California’s Tehachapi Pass on a warm March 2, 2016.
A Pend Oreille Valley Railroad freight heads west toward Sandpoint along a partially frozen Pend Oreille River between Laclede and Dover, Idaho, on February 5, 2021. POVA operates this portion of ... (more)
Union Pacific EMD SD70M No. 4879 leads a westbound freight as it heads into a setting sun exiting the cut leading to the Hermosa Tunnels at Hermosa, Wyoming, on March 25, 2008.
Amtrak’s California Zephyr threads 100-foot Tunnel 38 as it negotiates Gore Canyon approaching Azure, Colorado, on September 20, 2023. This scenic former Rio Grande main line is now Union Pacifi... (more)
Passing two horses and a resting longhorn on its way to switching customers on the Fifth Subdivision, Montana Rail Link’s 844 local clatters through Three Forks, Montana, on October 11, 2023. Lo... (more)
Led by Union Pacific GE ES44AC No. 7977, UP’s MRONY (Salt Lake City’s Roper Yard to Denver’s North Yard manifest) freight drops downgrade through Eisele (formerly Clay), Colorado, on June 9,... (more)
The very last sunlight of October 11, 2018, softly illuminates a westbound Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad grain train grinding through the curves west of Deep Creek, Washington. The train is ... (more)
Montana Rail Link’s LM departed Livingston, Montana, on the afternoon of September 23, 2002, but soon came to a halt at the end of double track just west of town. The train is ready to attack Bo... (more)
Peoria & Pekin Union Railway EMD SW9 No. 605 sits at the railroad’s facility near East Peoria, Illinois, in March 1984. This 1,200 hp switcher looks similar to the SW8, but has two exhaust stack... (more)
A westbound BNSF grain train rolls past some autumn color at Granite between Cocolalla and Athol, Idaho, on BNSF’s busy Pend Oreille Subdivision on October 6, 2018.
A-B-B-B-B-A On February 1, 2019, BNSF’s Chewelah Turn is powered by a notable set of EMD locomotives as it heads through the snow-covered landscape approaching Deer Park, Washington. ... (more)
A westbound BNSF freight has just exited Little Gore Canyon and follows the Colorado River toward Radium, Colorado, on September 19, 2023.
Blue hour crossing of Logan Hill At 9:37 p.m. on June 24, 2022, a southbound BNSF coal load lights up the four track main line that surmounts Logan Hill north of Bill in Wyoming’s Pow... (more)