I've always said that rail fanning is 20 percent skill, 30 percent knowledge, and 50 percent luck. Well, today was nearly all luck. After having dinner in Peach Springs, my folks and I walked out ... (more)
Iowa Division train on the ramp to St. Charles Air Line.
Happy Birthday, Amtrak! 5 years ago to the day I took this photo on the 9th street overpass on a day with similarly damp weather like today. We were putting finishing touches on the Exhibit Trai... (more)
Owned by the Empire State Railway Museum since 1984, engine 23 has been sitting in storage in Kingston, NY ever since. Some restoration efforts have taken place but finally after 32 years, the eng... (more)
Clinchfield management eventually determined their motive power pulled the same tonnage, clean or filthy, so they didn't spend much time washing their fleet. The extremes of the latter are shown h... (more)
Arrival at Fullerton
It was a great honor to be a part of the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society's first closed night photo shoot. A huge thank you to the SBRHS, and to Steve Crise, for... (more)
Viewed from the fireman's side of CSX 116 (ex-Clinchfield 800) on a rainy October day, this is the Nolichucky Gorge between Unaka Springs and Poplar, NC. With the former Clinchfield basically cut ... (more)
A "Hippo" on the loose!
An Amtrak long distance train, led by a then in service HHP-8, departs Philadelphia, southbound for Washington DC and points south. These locomotive's original ty... (more)
The short-lived Atlanta-Detroit CSX Roadrailer is northbound through the "Narrows" near Holton, TN on a nice April day. The four ex-Clinchfield F-units handled this run for a time (two f... (more)
The Men and Their Machine
It was a great honor to be a part of the San Bernardino Railroad Historical Society's first closed night photo shoot. A huge thank you to the SBRHS, and to Steve Crise... (more)
The Chief rolls through the big city of Rowe.
Tennessee Alabama and Georgia #80 sits outside the TVRM Soule Shops on a warm April night. This locomotive has gone through a long awaited restoration with mechanical help from Norfolk Southern an... (more)
The C&NW dead line at Oelwein as taken from the roof of a GP30. This unit may have had a second life on the FRVR.
A three pack of Southern Pacific AC4400CWs pull an IPP coal train over 7440 ft. Soldier Summit on Nov. 27, 1998.
"Hosed"--- That's what some of my buddies in Cleveland, OH call it if a huge cloud appears over the train that's the subject of your photo. In the case this day, the light ranged from f... (more)