The matching bridge. Railfan/Railroad Magazine Editor Steve Barry was standing next to me in St. Paul, and showed me a photo he taken in this exact spot in 1982 of a Clinchfield SD45 at the same l... (more)
The crowds came out all over for the run of the 75th Anniversary of The Santa Train! In St. Paul, Virginia on the afternoon of November 18, 2017, people flocked from all over to see Ricky Skaggs a... (more)
CNW 4105 brings a transfer run thru St. Paul, MN in August of 1983.
This is an Extra North (as CRR would call 'em) at St. Paul, VA in November 1980. There's one each of the railroad's paint schemes---Family Lines, black, and gray and yellow. I can't recall, but I ... (more)
Although CSX Corporation is now in place, out on the property, not much has changed---yet. At St. Paul, VA, a northbound on the Clinchfield--cab lite--rolls around the curve and toward the crossin... (more)
View from the Hamline Avenue bridge has Amtrak's eastbound Empire Builder running over 3 hours late.
A pair of Minnesota Commercial Alco's doing some switching in the Twin Cities area
It's a nice day in southwestern Virginia as a Clinchfield "Extra South" swings around the curve just across the tracks from the depot (to the left and behind the photographer). The other main here... (more)
As candy flies through the air, the crowds stream onto the tracks behind the 1993 Santa Claus Special.
A steam engine always draws a crowd! An excursion to Appalachia, Virginia lead by Southern 4501 has just exited ex-Clinchfield trackage and rolled onto ex-N&W rails at St. Paul, Virginia.
The 66th annual Santa Claus Special arrives at St. Paul. The expectant crowd is held at bay these days by a CSX safety crew that precedes the train to each stop (behind the photographer's back). T... (more)
The CSX Santa Special prepares to depart St. Paul and heads South towards Dungannon.
Dropping downgrade from Craigen Tunnel into St. Paul with an eastbound coal train. The road is US 58A to Norton.
Note legacy lettering still on the overpass. This is a southbound loaded coal train.
After weeks of photo sessions, the sun is in the right position for the daily Empire Builder.