Traveling at well over a hundred mph, this is one Amtrak Corridor train that does not stop at the Cornwells Heights Station just outside of Philadelphia. Please stay behind the yellow line... (more)
I take this box car, to have and to hold, to cherish and protect, for better and for worse, for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, 'till rust do we part. A Pan shotmore)
Built for speed! Chicago, Burlington & Qunicy's E-5 "Silver Pilot". A pan at 1/6th by yours truly. One of my all time favorite diesel engines.
"Old #18" is alive and well running a series of trips through the countryside and farmlands that have remained virtually unchanged since the line was originally laid in the 1880's. A 1/6th more)
Coors Light - eat your heart out! A Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: ASEA AEM-7DCLocation: Hamilton, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: AMTK 937Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 22, 2011
Things have progressed nicely for #425 since December, 2007 when she had her first break-in run. Now in full paint and well traveled, I was compelled to come full circle and catch her again, this... (more)
A nice crisp 1/25th Railroad: Pere MarquetteLocomotive: Steam 2-8-4Location: Owosso, Michigan, USALocomotive #: PM 1225Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 15, 2008
Norfolk & Western No. 611 barrels east in a Railroad: Norfolk & WesternLocomotive: Steam 4-8-4Location: Elliston, Virginia, USALocomotive #: NW 611Train ID: NS 958Photo Date: July 03, 2015
It's early dawn and the morning parade of heavy freight manifests begin rolling through America's heartland. NKP #765 along with PM #1225 team up in a double-headed pan... (more)
To Wilmington, post haste! A Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: ASEA AEM-7Location: Perryville, Maryland, USALocomotive #: AMTK 916Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: November 11, 2011
Pere Marquette #1225 leads a hot shot early morning westbound freight just before sunrise under a dramatic Michigan sky. Taken nearly four years back, this is one engine and a fine crew that I mi... (more)
130+ MPH on the Corridor! A Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express TrainsetLocation: New Brunswick, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: AMTK 2004Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May, 2010
Fast freight on the N&W! A
Linking 13 Great States with the Nation, a hot shot local traverses the South Branch of the Potomac River with freight bound for Petersburg. Special thanks to the South Branch Valley Railroad and... (more)
Canadian National #3254 at speed in a Railroad: Steamtown National Historic SiteLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: CN 3254Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 04, 2008
R&N #425 captured in a more)
L&N #152 making excellent time on her way to Boston, KY. A pan shot at 1/13th. For more panned photos Railroad: Louisville & NashvilleLocomotive: Steam 4-6-2Location: New Haven, Kentucky, USALocomotive #: LN 152Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: August, 2008
The New Hope and Ivyland Railroad offers direct express service from New Hope to Lashaska, non-stop, 7 days a week in the Summer. An engineeer's side pan at 1/6th.
N&W #611 highballs through Bedford, VA in a
Railroad: Norfolk & WesternLocomotive: Steam 4-8-4Location: Bedford, Virginia, USALocomotive #: NW 611Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: July 04, 2015
New life for former Jitong Railway QJ #6988 seen here at speed in this pan photo taken not in China but amazingly, Eastbound enroute to Bureau, IL. Railroad: Iowa Interstate RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-10-2Location: Atkinson, Illinois, USALocomotive #: IAIS 6988Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: September 16, 2006
CN #3254 raced into history December 2nd making what could be her last trip for some time - possibly several years, if not decades. I consider myself very fortunate in having had several opportun... (more)
The inaugural run of #425 panned out very well and the crew had the engine moving a quite a clip! The tender sports new paint while the boiler and newly refurbished cab await fresh paint. A ... (more)
"Nickel Plate High Speed Service" Apparently, the tag line applies to it's passenger service as well. A Railroad: Nickel Plate RoadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-4Location: Bannister, Michigan, USALocomotive #: NKP 765Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: July 25, 2009
Highball to Mt Union! A pan at 1/5th.
IAIS QJ #6988 double heads an Amtrak heritage locomotive across the bridge over the Moscow River. This was one of the few spots along the route that chasers were able to catch up to the train. A... (more)
Places to go, people to meet - Amtrak's Acela Express races the sun southbound past Perryville en route to Washington, D.C. A zoom Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express TrainsetLocation: Perryville, Maryland, USALocomotive #: AMTK 2036Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 23, 2011
A glint Panmore)
An at speed ZOOM PANmore)
Speed lettering and fireballs - a Western Maryland hallmark. A fireman's side Railroad: Western Maryland Scenic RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Corriganville, Maryland, USALocomotive #: WMSR 734Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 19, 2009
Engineer Gary Baksi is at full throttle and eager to let this high drivered 4-4-0 loose on the newly restored right of way on the vernerable Wilmington and Western Railroad. Back to my roots with... (more)
Streamlined for speed! Railroad: Pennsylvania RailroadLocomotive: EMD E8(A)Location: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: PRR 5809Train ID: AMTK 975Photo Date: July 08, 2007
Highballing! Pan shot 1/25th @ f14.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to race day at Strasburg. SRC #31 is dressed up as CN #7312 and is a regular here at Strasburg. The shops have put a lot of work into her and though the lack of gui... (more)
Moving at a good clip! A 1/13th zoom pan.
This is what the light at the other end of the tunnel looks like once it clears - stop, look and listen! A 1/6th zoom pan.
For more zoom pans, select your preference: Railroad: Western Maryland Scenic RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Frostburg, Maryland, USALocomotive #: WMSR 734Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 19, 2009
A blast from the past! NH #3025 bursts through the foliage in a rainy day
Railroad: New HavenLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Essex, Connecticut, USALocomotive #: VALE 3025 Train ID: Lerro CharterPhoto Date: May 22, 2012
Polson Logging Company 2-8-2 No. 2 captured in a Railroad: Polson Logging Co.Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Idaville, Oregon, USALocomotive #: 2Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 17, 2018
Milwaukee Road #261 in a pan shot, caught between 2 QJ's and a near solid consist of Milwaukee Road passenger cars. BW Photo.
Wheels in motion! Pan shot. bw
All aboard! Many many thanks to the crew responsible for pulling off a successful inaugural run of the R&N #425! Railroad: Reading & NorthernLocomotive: Steam 4-6-2Location: Port Clinton, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: RBMN 425Train ID: RBMN 425Photo Date: December 29, 2007
GTW #6325, rods down and drivers blurred. A Railroad: Ohio CentralLocomotive: Steam 4-8-4Location: Port Washington, Ohio, USALocomotive #: GTW 6325Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: June, 2002
And now for something... completely diesel. A 1/10th Railroad: Twin Cities & Western RailroadLocomotive: EMD GP30CLocation: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USALocomotive #: TCWR 4300Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 10, 2008
Look, up by the lake! Faster then a speeding photographer, more powerful then a GP9... Steamtown 's 3254 Mikado at speed. A pan at 1/30th.
The culture of the Western Maryland survives today at CSX as evidenced by this "Fast Freight" captured in Yardley, PA. A zoom pan at 1/8th.
A good 'ol fashion runby! It's 1958 and the Nickel Plate Railroad is about to retire #765 but not without one last hurrah. Fans gather by Carland's Elevator with their Rolleiflex, ... (more)
I'm an equal opportunity panner - this is for those who prefer the engineer's side. A bit of blow-by made for an exciting photo op! A 1/6th pan at Helmstetter's Curve.
The Baldwin #60000 in a zoom Railroad: Baldwin Locomotive WorksLocomotive: Steam 4-10-2Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: BLW 60000Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 23, 2010
Rush hour at Hoboken Terminal! A zoom pan captured at 1/6th.
A classy looking train at speed on the New Hope and Ivyland Railroad. A pan at 1/6th.
I always seem to have better luck with trains then weather these days. From the very start, I knew exactly how a recent visit to Princeton junction would Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: ASEA AEM-7Location: West Windsor, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: AMTK 947Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: April, 2013
R&N #425 roars through Molino, PA during one of two Autumn Leaf excursions. This was the first image of the day and was a pretty good indication of how the rest of the day would progress, albeit,... (more)
The mandatory pan shot - Southern No. 630 at Burgin, KY - my last shot of the day. Do you recognize the fireman? A pan at 1/30th.
A "Goodview" of the Virginian on the Virginian - captured in a Railroad: Norfolk SouthernLocomotive: EMD SD70ACeLocation: Goodview, Virginia, USALocomotive #: NS 1069Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: July 03, 2015
With the city skyline as backdrop, an Amtrak Regional Express makes a late night sprint through Philadelphia, PA, bound for Wilmington, DE in this Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: Siemens ACS-64Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: AMTK 607Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: January 10, 2016
South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) AEM-7 #2303 races North towards Trenton, NJ from Philadelphia in this commuter train pan shot. Perhaps my ... (more)
An evening pan. One of my favorite photos in BW.
Time flies when you are having a good time! An engineer in training smiles wide for the camera in a pan taken at 1/6th of a second.
SP #4449 often coined "the Most Beautiful Engine in the World" seen here in a Railroad: Southern Pacific RailroadLocomotive: Steam 4-8-4Location: Bannister, Michigan, USALocomotive #: SP 4449Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: July 24, 2009
A NJT ACES train speeds down the Corridor en route to Atlantic City. A zoom Railroad: NJ TransitLocomotive: GE P40DCLocation: West Windsor, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: NJT 4802Train ID: NJT ACESPhoto Date: January 23, 2010
Ever see a bullet fired backwards? A Bombardier "MultiLevel" cab car leads a NJT train down the Corridor towards Elizabeth, NJ. A Railroad: NJ TransitLocomotive: Bombardier MultiLevel CoachLocation: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: NJT 7004Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: April 02, 2010
Highball in 3D!
Reading & Northern's blue Pacific charges north in a downpour through the Lehigh Gorge in a pan taken at 1/20th of a second
A Lerro Productions / Lerro Photog... (more)
Strasburg Rail Road's 2-10-0 Decapod, No. 90, highballs through Cherry Crest Farm with the last excursion of the day on a return trip to the depot. Captured in a
Railroad: Strasburg Rail RoadLocomotive: Steam 2-10-0Location: Ronks, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: SRC 90Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 26, 2018
With a clear track ahead, Polson Logging Company's 2-8-2 Mikado, No. 2, charges north through Garibaldi, OR captured at speed, rods down, a Railroad: Polson Logging Co.Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Garibaldi, Oregon, USALocomotive #: 2Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 18, 2018
Pan shot of the NHIRR Baldwin #40 2-8-0 seen here dressed up and slightly altered to resemble her Lancaster and Chester heritage. Photo taken Saturday, January 28th 2006.
Steam at speed - a Western Maryland pan shot from 1999. I nearly gave myself whiplash panning at such close range!
Former Great Western #90 leads the 4 PM passenger excursion Westbound in a pan shot. Built in Philadelphia and transplanted from Colorado, #90 is Strasburg's youngest steam e... (more)
Catch me if you can! A zoom pan taken at 1/10th of a second.
Left Superman behind hours ago... a pan at 1/6th.
Virginia &Truckee #29 (former Longview, Portland & Northern Railway #680) leads McCloud River #18 in a double-header over a pass at Gold Hill, NV, in a race to Virginia Cit... (more)
NKP #765 highballs through Allentown, PA captured at dusk in a zoom pan at 1/8th!>
Pan Shot Early American attempts to break the rail speed record were made at Mt Washington but speeds in excess of 20 mph were not achieved. It was believed the downhill runs... (more)
Meep, meep! A
Railroad: New Hope & IvylandLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Lahaska, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: NHRR 40Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 21, 2012
Lest anyone question why the Western Maryland opted for the Fireball livery... A pan at 1/8th.
A blast from the past!
NH&I #40 captured in a zoom pan at 1/5th f/7.1.
Bullet Train! Amtrak Acela Express #2038 captured at speed at 1/25th of a second in a Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: Bombardier/Alstom Acela Express TrainsetLocation: Andalusia, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: AMTK 2038Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: November 09, 2014
A Swedish meatball in a pan.
Nickel Plate #765 rods down, captured many years back in a pan at 1/10th.
CNJ #113 thunders through the town of Schuylkill Haven with a six car consist - the sound was incredible as the locomotive's diminutive 51" drivers spun like mad in an ef... (more)
Northern Central Railway No. 17 "York" captured in a pan at 1/15th bound for New Freedom, PA. These high-drivered 4-4-0 locomotives were actually capable of great speeds. Speeds today... (more)
Pan shot of 2-8-0, Western Maryland #734 (former Lake Superior and Ishpeming) at speed Westbound through the Narrows.
Pan Shot Great Western 2-10-0 makes her way back to her current home at the Strasburg Railroad.
The illusion of speed was no illusion... Welcome back #1225! Having captured both NKP #765 and more)
Western Maryland #1813 brings the rear of the train around Helmstetter's Curve. Nothing like a red caboose! A Railroad: Western Maryland RailwayLocomotive: CabooseLocation: Corriganville, Maryland, USALocomotive #: WM 1813Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 19, 2009
N&W #382 gets the highball! A more)
An AirTrain monorail performs a low-level flyby at Newark International Airport. A
Railroad: AirTrain NewarkLocomotive: MonorailLocation: Newark, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: UnknownTrain ID: UnknownPhoto Date: March, 2011
Carpe diem! GCRY #4960 is at her game at 5:30 AM as she storms by a photo line of felicitous photographers during a Lerro Productions charter at the Grand Canyon Railway. A pan at... (more)
Great Western #90 in a pan at 1/15th.
Great Western #60 gets the highball - a pan at 1/6th. Taken during a Lerro Productions charter featuring Black River and Western's former GW #60 dressed in the livery she wore when purchased ion ... (more)
Black River & Western 2-8-0 #60 captured in a pan at 1/6th.
It is possible that amusement park rides such as "The Whip" of 1914 and the "Wild Mouse" of the 1960's were inspired by the V&T - a line proclaimed to be the "crookedest shortline in America". Th... (more)