I first noticed this rather large divot on top of the CSX main track near the diamond with the Florida Northern at the old Ocala passenger station. I then noticed that both double tracks had this... (more)
While waiting to photograph a mighty Yellowstone led loaded ore train from the Mesabi Iron Range that was heading to the docks in Two Harbors, something caught my eye. Here was a recently install... (more)
Covered in ice and frost from an overnight low temperature of -12 degrees, an original Missouri Pacific lettered open hopper catches the first of the morning sun rays, stored in a spur in the smal... (more)
A journal box on A&M (ex MP) work car at Springdale, AR on Oct. 13, 1999.
Remnants or Rock Island and CNW still ride the rails
Looking at this tie and rusted over section of track, you would almost think its part of an old abandoned line, instead of a Class 1 maintained line.
Lots of old SP relics can be found in Sacramento and here is one of them, an old SP bridge carries the Fresno Sub over H St. in East Sacramento
A switch heater may be little more than a heavy duty pilot light, but these silent, hardworking blue-flamed sentinels protect the interlocking at CP-Bethlehem winter after winter, as reliably toda... (more)
Sitting alongside the mains just west of the B&O Station lay new track sections of crossovers waiting to be installed. The stamp on the side indicates this section was prefabricated by Progress Ra... (more)
Concrete ties await installation.
Sunset on a Timken Hub - A view of a Timken hub on the Southwest Chief at Fullerton, California.
Railroads employed "date nails" to mark the last time ties were replaced. I have only come across these relics on what is now the CN Iron Range Sub and in Two Harbors outside the museum. The most... (more)
The distinct wheel of an Amfleet II car has an interesting pattern of snow and ice. My theory is that the heat caused during braking melted snow into a spoke-like array of icicles.
Though looking a little rough around the edges, the Meyersdale Train Bulletin nonetheless remains somewhat informative.
The steel wheel, on the steel rail...