Excursions on the former Reading Perkiomen Branch between Emmaus and Pennsburg, Pennsylvania have been operated by three different railroads since the line was spun off by Conrail in the 1980’s. T... (more)
Conrail SW-1 No. 8433 brings a 5-car Superliner-equipped Amtrak train out of Chicago Union Station past Harrison Street Tower in May 1982. This view is from Polk Street overpass, which is now remo... (more)
Looking through the loading bays at a 1950's era EMD SW1 switcher that rests on the grounds of the former American Italian Pasta Company plant (now TreeHouse Foods).
The 742 was prepped for sale at the Wilmington Shops after decades of service switching terminals on the east coast in Albany-Rensselaer and Washington DC.
One of the rarely photographed locomotives in the Columbia area rests in the former American Italian Pasta Company Plant. It switches various cars for the plant and has done so since roughly 2005.... (more)
Photo actually taken from Baden PA, across the river, as the elusive and unpredictable Aliquippa & Ohio River train passes through its namesake town behind an ancient SW1 still lettered for Mohoni... (more)
Making the same trip she's made since built in 1940, B&O SW-1 #8408 heads the Fireworks Express over the railroad's only Iron Truss bridge on her way to Hockessin.
On 9/6/2014 the Black River and Western ran a special charter from Ringoes to Three Bridges to commemorate the 75th anniversary (birthday) of former Lehigh Valley SW1 112. Pictured here is the tra... (more)
Sacramento Northern 402, originally built by EMC for Western Pacific in 1939. Sold to Sacramento Northern in 1965, and eventually retired in 1981. Rescued from a deadline in Stockton in 1983 and d... (more)
Fresh from the paint booth, South Dakota Wheat Growers SW1 #865 awaits movement along the Indiana Harbor Belt for a transfer west to home rails. Tom Golden photo.
PRR SW1 9206, heads back home to Ringoes, after a day of excursions between Flemington and Ringoes.
One Car for Boyertown
In the day’s last light, Anthracite Railway SW1 55 spots the one car that it has brought from the Conrail interchange at Pottstown on a siding in Boyertown, P... (more)
The setting sun is turning the sky pink as Boston & Maine SW1 1123 works the yard lead at Mystic Junction in Somerville, MA. Fresh paint belied the fact that the neat little EMD was 29 years old.
What would end up being the lone SW1 to survive on Amtrak's roster is seen getting a complete overhaul, and came out of the shop better than new. This unit had been the shop switcher for the Wilm... (more)
KXHR 4 sits quietly on a humid summer evening after a long weekend of photo charters.