Would the last hour of a very relaxing and well-filled day be as good as the rest of the day? Judge for yourself, I quite like this photo of a RegioJet towards Kosice. Continue reading And to end the day
The last full day of the trip. Before heading back towards San Francisco, we wanted to give the Donner Pass railway another try. The day before, we didn’t get to make a photo of a freight train, hopefully we would be able to make up for it. We had seen some possible photo locations close to were we had been waiting the day before, east … Continue reading Last chance
Sunset over the Salt Lake was magnificent. Menacing, maybe? When the sun had set, while walking back to the car, my friend stepped on something soft, which turned out to be a snake. Needless to say that all of a sudden we felt the urge to increase our pace 🙂 Continue reading Salty sunset
After the unvoluntary chase we agreed to call the evening a success. And still it wasn’t over. The coal train had taken so much time climbing up the hill, that another train was following right behind. Moments like this are a strong contrast to those days where nothing seems to work. I guess you need some of both, although I prefer when things do work … Continue reading Not over yet
Sometimes all you need to do is turn around. A rear helper was definitely necessary to get this heavy train up the hill. What you can’t see on the photo are the mid-train helpers. No need to tell the heavy train was rolling by really slowly. A treat for our eyes and ears! Continue reading Just turn around
After lunch in Green River, we started looking for a new photo ocation and found this one. The place is called Cedar according to the Atlas, but apart from a level crossing there’s nothing to see 🙂 After only a few minutes, we heard the rumble of a train in the distance, and a few more minutes later the same coal train we saw earlier … Continue reading Have I seen you before?
What does the moon look like? I think we got an idea while hanging around Green River’s Book Cliffs. From a position a bit higher than the previous one, we got another coal train being helped by a pushing unit. After this photo, it was high time to feed our stomachs and find a new spot, towards Price River Canyon. Continue reading To the moon
In what is almost the last light of the day, a Union Pacific westbound manifest is finding its way through the Tehachapi hills. Wagonload traffic seems to still be a profitable business on the western side of the Atlantic. That is, judging by the number of mixed freight trains we saw. In the Trip Reports section, the complete story of this day is available. Make sure … Continue reading Good business