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  1. DWHonan

    May 2020 Photo Contest - Show us your best photo!

    DRGW 453 marches south out of Antonito early on an autumn morning with a Friends of the C&TS photo freight on Sunday, September 30th, 2018. Beyond the settlement of San Antonio stretches the vast San Luis Valley, with the South Piñon Hills in the middle distance providing relief to the...
  2. Empty rails under full trees

    Empty rails under full trees

    On a glorious Columbus Day 2002, CP's Freight Main between Schenectady and Binghamton, NY, was unfortunately nearly devoid of trains. Just west of Richmondville siding in East Worcester, Brooker Hollow Road passes over the old D&H line on an ancient through truss; normally the featured...
  3. Playing peek-a-boo at Tunnel 4

    Playing peek-a-boo at Tunnel 4

    On a glorious summer afternoon in the Cascade Mountains, westbound M-PASVBT1-05A has just exited Stampede Tunnel as it approaches Tunnel 4 west of Stampede station. The date was August 5th, 2007, and I waited in the shade of some trees nearly seven and a half hours between the only two trains I...
  4. Winner - Sounder #1505 approaching Tacoma

    Winner - Sounder #1505 approaching Tacoma

    On Tuesday, March 4th, my employer sent me down to the Tacoma, Washington area to take photos for marketing purposes, which provided me with my first opportunity to photograph typical Sounder commuter rail operations. As sunset neared, the clouds which had been lingering around the area all...
  5. Winner - Milwaukee Road's Columbia River Bridge

    Winner - Milwaukee Road's Columbia River Bridge

    A few miles south of where I-90 crosses the Columbia River is a quiet town called Beverly. Tucked against the slowly-drifting river in the shadow of the Saddle Mountains, Beverly's most arresting man-made feature hasn't been used for its intended purpose in nearly three decades, now merely...
  6. Springtime along Samish Bay

    Springtime along Samish Bay

    The first signs of spring are beginning to show at Dogfish Point along Samish Bay, with grasses greening up and the trees having thawed out and begun to bud. Through this scene sweeps Amtrak Cascades train #513, ten minutes into its daily journey from Bellingham to Portland.
  7. DWHonan

    Comment by 'DWHonan' in media 'Across the Abyss'

    Very nice shot, Steve! -Dave
  8. DWHonan

    Comment by 'DWHonan' in media 'W&I bridge 56'

    That's quite a unique structure -- I've never seen a combined truss/girder beam. Oh, and nice catch of the Black Widow! -Dave
  9. Sounder #1505 approaching Tacoma - March 2008 Photo Assignment

    Sounder #1505 approaching Tacoma - March 2008 Photo Assignment

    On Tuesday, March 4th, my employer sent me down to the Tacoma, Washington area to take photos for marketing purposes, which provided me with my first opportunity to photograph typical Sounder commuter rail operations. As sunset neared, the clouds which had been lingering around the area all...
  10. DWHonan

    Comment by 'DWHonan' in media 'Milwaukee Road's Columbia River Bridge - March 2008 Photo Contest'

    Earl, Thanks! I just posted a discussion of why I chose this particular version of the photo over at RR Photo Essays: http://www.railroadphotoessays.com/forum/showthread.php?p=9606&posted=1#post9606 -Dave
  11. DWHonan

    Comment by 'DWHonan' in media 'Twilight on the Foss River Bridge'

    Very well done, Steve! -Dave
  12. DWHonan

    Comment by 'DWHonan' in media 'Milwaukee Road's Columbia River Bridge - March 2008 Photo Contest'

    Thanks, everyone! Jon B., I'll certainly post it on the essays site. -Dave
  13. Milwaukee Road's Columbia River Bridge -  March 2008 Photo Contest

    Milwaukee Road's Columbia River Bridge - March 2008 Photo Contest

    A few miles south of where I-90 crosses the Columbia River is a quiet town called Beverly. Tucked against the slowly-drifting river in the shadow of the Saddle Mountains, Beverly's most arresting man-made feature hasn't been used for its intended purpose in nearly three decades, now merely...
  14. BNSF 5724 East at Easton

    BNSF 5724 East at Easton

    BNSF 5724, one of the first pre-production ES44ACs, was on the point of empty grain train X-KALULE9-16A as it dropped off Stampede Pass at the west end of two main tracks outside of Easton, WA, on February 17th.




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