The clang of a locomotive bell alerted me that something was on the other side of this L&N Norton-Loyall Turn as it accelerated out of town on a March '65 morning. The instant the caboose passed, ... (more)
The usual gaggle of Alcos fronts L&N's daytime Norton, VA to Corbin, KY through freight number 66. This was a time of transition in the company's diesel liveries, so you see examples of the origin... (more)
Southern was fond of shuttling all types of road freight units from the Carolinas down to Pegram Shop in Atlanta for inspections or running repairs. The best way to get them there was to stack the... (more)
Snaking along cliffs edging a meandering Missouri River in Lombard Canyon is an eastbound BNSF grain train between Toston and Lombard, Montana, on the afternoon of June 15, 2014.
After a flat-out high speed burn from Flagstaff (Located at the base of Mt. Elden, the rounded lava dome on the left) of speeds at 90 MPH. Here we see Amtrak's Train #4, the Southwest Chief drops... (more)
This 2-6-0T, constructed 1920 in Belgium by Haine Saint Pierre, is pulling a "mueseum freight train" Saint Valery - Noyelles.
Running an infrequent local shuttle to Kii-Tanabe, a two car EMU powers away after a station stop at Asso.
Westbound through Joliet Illinois.
Muncie & Western #8 is posed with a couple of Stillwell coaches on the Whitewater Valley Railroad. This locomotive is currently not operational, but plans are underway to restore it to operation ... (more)
Made surplus by the opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen three weeks earlier, one of the Class 789 units formerly used for the service to Shin Aomori rests in the non-powered sidings next to Hakodat... (more)
The Rock Island continued their own passenger service past Amtrak startup unable to afford cost of joining. The Rock Island train to the Quad Cities looks pretty nice as it rolls past
NS geometry train spins it power at the Tazewell & Peoria railroad before heading back east on the Peoria Sub.
Eastbound BNSF Z, Stacks and TOFC take main 3, in the foreground, to get around a much slower eastbound mixed manifest crawling up main 2. Main 1 is open for a westbound.
NS 5137 peeps out of the Curve under the C&O main at Richmond, VA.
As the morning sunlight begins to illuminate the Colorado Plateau, two BNSF intermodal trains can be seen battling the 1.5 percent grade. The first train, a Kansas City, KS to Port of Long Beach, ... (more)