This was definitely early Amtrak. The motive power consists of two RF&P E8s, and a Union Pacific E9B unit. The "Silver Star heads south near Releigh, NC on May 16, 1975
An excursion dubbed the "Mountain Express" heads west on NJ Transit's Bergen County Line behind "Erie" E8As 835 & 834. The duo is leading an interesting assortment of equipment including a few pr... (more)
Still wearing its Southern tuxedo GP38-2 5182 waits for its next assignment at Asheville.
Santa Fe 5347 West creeps through the ATSF-UP interchange to get to UP's Stockton Yard from Santa Fe's Mormon Yard. Because of catastrophic flood damage to SP's Tehachapi line on March 1, 1983, Sa... (more)
Santa Fe red and silver FP45 No. 98 leads a long pig train up the steep grade at Woodford, CA. The morning fog hasn't yet burned off, and the 98 looked like phantom apparition when it appeared fro... (more)
Westbound coal empty on CNW coal line near Northport NE
A freshly painted B23-7 CR 1915 leads two fellow baby boats up the tough 3.22% grade as a flock of wild turkeys scatters on a cold bright morning with 15 loads for the ADM Mill in Greenport Cent... (more)
Six blue baby boats thunder up the slow grade to Chatham at High Bridge Road as the late afternoon shadows creep in.
SP 8487 East roars out of the Caliente Creek Narrows on a hot afternoon in August 1974. The steep hills surrounding the dug-in right of way are golden brown, but the trees flanking the Caliente Cr... (more)
Early in the morning, Rio Grande 3090 East, a 144 train, climbs the grade at Chicken Hollow, UT. Note how green and strewn with wildflowers the surrounding landscape is. The rains have been good t... (more)
A grimy Amtrak E60CH leans into the reverse curve at Elizabeth, NJ, as it powers one of the long distance trains on the last lap into Penn Station.
Amtrak's westbound Bay State, the state-supported "Inland Route" train out of Boston via Springfield and Hartford, accelerates through Weston, MA, on the former Boston & Albany as a Conrail freigh... (more)
SD45 6578 and F45 6653, both former ATSF locos, head south.
A C-630M and two GP-9's power a westbound freight up Vaudreuil Hill.
A C-630M and an RS-18 power a westbound freight toward Montreal.