After sleeping on the ground atop a bluff overlooking the tracks, I was warned by a distant whistle. I knew that I'd have to run down in order to have a chance at a photograph. I barely made it ... (more)
Canada's "Rosie" After spending an afternoon making her CN Mogul look pristine, this Canadian "Rosie" takes a minute to enjoy the warm evening light that's bathing the T... (more)
1945 or 2015?...the difference is lipstick and bandanas! This simple scene of female railroad yard workers was intended to re-enact a time during World War II when women filled many blue-c... (more)
Looking suitably filthy after several hours of cleaning the beast behind them, a pair of young ladies employed as wipers take a minute to catch up on some personal stuff when the boss isn't... (more)
As the sun sets the crew puts the engine away for the night in the enginehouse. Sunset glint catches various shiny surfaces as it makes its way inside.
The Heatherslaw Light Railway is a 15 in gauge passenger carrying railway in Northumberland, England, near the border with Scotland. It was founded by Neville Smith in 1989. It operates over a rou... (more)
Former Cia Agricola de Guatamala 2-6-0 now restored as a Denver, South Park & Pacific Mogul at South Park City, Fairplay, Colorado.
For decades this former Cia Agricola de Guatamala 2-6-0 (built by Porter in Pittsburgh, Penn.) hauled Chiquita bananas for the United Fruit Company in Guatamala. In the 1960s it was brought back ... (more)
After backing her out of the enginehouse, the fireman throws a couple scoops of coal into 89's hungry firebox before taking her to the water column.
Working up one of the steepest parts of the Strasburg Rail Road, 89 approaches Carpenters Cemetery.
While being readied for the day, CN 89's fireman performs the daily ritual of the blow-down, thus clearing any deposits from the boiler.
According to the Nevada State Railroad museum, "No. 25 hauled both passenger and freight trains between Reno, Carson and Virginia City. From 1911 to 1947, the busy 4-6-0 ran 80% of the time, ... (more)
IC 3039 sits alongside a rotary as the morning sun lingers over the Illinois Railway Museum, on a warm, mild Independence Day
Strasburg #89 passes through the Pennsylvania countryside as it leads a train back to the station.