The chief mechanical engineer stands at the front of the locomotive while it's thundering through the tunnel "Presidente Balta". The sound of the engine in the long tunnels is incredible. Everythi... (more)
The Esquel branch steamers are prodigious producers of thick smoke even though they are oil burners. Probably they burn bunker C oil. Same as in Cuba, many of the locos there belched massive am... (more)
Empire Service trains under Penn Central were rather modest affairs. Albany-New York train 80 consisted of an E8 and just two cars as it emerged from the short single track tunnel at Garrison, NY,... (more)
An early season snow followed by a clear blue sky makes for a nice setting as a recently washed power set leads the 3 AM train with 96 empty ore cars back to the mine. F9A 4211 is preserved and op... (more)
Nevada Northern No. 93 emerging from the eastern portal of the lower tunnel in Robinson Canyon.
An empty ore train exists Cramer Tunnel on its way back to the mine. F9 4213 would be destroyed in a run-away at Taconite Harbor two years later.
This is a power combination you don't see often. Erie Mining 4211 leads three leased (TTLX) former BN GEs out of Cramer Tunnel en route to the ore dock at Taconite Harbor with 125 cars. The final ... (more)
Returning from Glory Days at White River Junction, the Maine Central heritage unit leads a short freight down the Conn River Line.
Approaching the short tunnel at Dayton, the pride of the NY&LE heads north to Gowanda with a chartered train. This tunnel was constructed in 1865 by the Buffalo & Southwestern Railroad to cross un... (more)
On this very cold day with a strong wind blowing, cames this short unit freight train with flat cars, after passing through the Syren tunnel on the single track line - mostly freight - between Mou... (more)
A trio of Execumac lead this empty Roberts Bank (BC) coal train east towards Helena.
3 Oakway SD60's lead the "Pasco - Tacoma" manifest westbound through the gorge. This is the second time this summer the PASTAC has been assigned a trio of Oakways.
No train today on the revived LTVSMC mainline in northeastern Minesota, but an interesting view was had of the east end of the 1,800-foot Cramer tunnel, the longest in Minnesota, bored through sol... (more)
I was scanning my collection of WP slides and happened on my very favorite rain shot so here it is. This is a westbound freight and the weather outside is frightful.
Headed into the siding at Range, on the Glenwood Springs Sub.