It had been nearly a year since my ecstatic daylight ride through the Wind River Canyon of Wyoming. I flewRead more
Abdul Rahimov has a Ph.D. in Russian history from Stanford. He studied earlier at Harvard and grew up in Illinois in a railroad-dominated town.Rahimov prefers to use a pen name to avoid attracting unnecessary attention from railroads. He lives on the East Coast when he’s not living in a train.
There are few experiences sadder than returning to a Western railroad yard 12 years later. In 1993, starting out ofRead more
My plan was to hit two separate lines, the Royal Gorge route and the Santa Fe’s Raton Pass route. TheRead more
It was time for a modest day trip to escape my burdens: I had two commitments in the East BayRead more
There are better places than Richmond to hang out in after midnight. I was reluctantly eyeballing the BNSF yard inRead more
On Friday night, August 2, 1991, I rode Tri-Met bus #17 to the Southern Pacific yard adjoining the Eastmoreland golfRead more
I’d been sitting beside the loading dock of some factory and geared upward to a sprint. Determined to catch outRead more