Another view of Amtrak's California Zephyr, in front of the Book Cliffs. Thompson (UT), 31.5.2014

California Zephyr (I)

Still in the mood for visiting national parks, we spent the morning of May 31st visiting Arches national park in the south of Utah. Around noon, the desire for making photos was growing again though, and we drove up north to Green River. Waiting for a freight train turned out unsuccesful, but we were able to catch the California Zephyr. It left Chicago 14 hours … Continue reading California Zephyr (I)

A loaded coal train from the Kayenta loading facility is arriving at the power generating station in Page. 30.5.2014

Mexicans in Arizona

For railfans, Page is not only known for its Horseshoe Curve. Black Mesa & Lake Powell runs an isolated railroad between the Peabody coal load at Kayenta and the Navajo electrical plant at Page. It is one of the few electrified railroad lines in the USA. BMLP uses GE E60CP engines, originally built for National Railways of Mexico (NdeM) for an intended line operating out … Continue reading Mexicans in Arizona

Double locomotive 131 001/002 from Slovak railways' cargo division hauls a mixed freight train towards Košice. Strba, 23.9.2016

End of summer trip 2016

In September 2016, the end of summer brought me to the Czech Republic and Slovakia. This region was totally unknown to me. The beautiful photos I have stumbled upon throughout the past months have made me decide to stop waiting any longer and plan the trip. A detailed report will follow in due time. To still hour hunger, I will already give you an idea … Continue reading End of summer trip 2016

BNSF 4090 is heading west through Aubrey Valley, west of Seligman. Pica (AZ), 28.5.2014

What’s to find in Pica, Arizona?

Arid environments and forgetting your drinking water are a bad combination. It gets worse if you also forgot your food. We definitely had to get back to the car now that the sun was standing too high. The perfect time to give our body the necessary fuel. Hint: always bring enough water and food. In the afternoon we picked a spot at a place called … Continue reading What’s to find in Pica, Arizona?