The founder and owner of the Orford Express, conductor Donald Thompson, is part of the crew on every trip.
A foggy sunrise greets the C&O cantilever at the East End of Vauces center siding outside of Chillicothe. This photo is dedicated to my good friend and fellow railfan Seth Harsch, who took his own... (more)
The sentinel comes to life and draws its weapon.
Sunset over NS's Dayton District. These Safetrans signals protect the west end of Brookes Siding.
A washout occurred near MP 14 on the SERA Santa Cruz Branch, caused by heavy rains, saturated soil, and a badly clogged culvert!
The only vehicle of the former "Bergbahn Rheineck-Walzenhausen", now belonging to "Appenzeller Bahnen", cogwheel railcar BDeh 1/2 is making connection in Rheineck from the Rheintal-Express with Re... (more)
The Sainte-Rosalie advanced signal of the Sherbrooke Subdivision still stands, but it doesn't shine anymore. It has obviously been turned away from the mainline for some time.
After speaking to the conductor, he took us on a tour of the train, and then proceded to open the rear door of the last coach. This is what it looks like when you're getting pelted with sand at 12... (more)
The CN has been changing some 115-lb/yd rail for heavier 136-lb/yd along the Saint-Hyacinthe Subdivision but had to use these transition rails to fit the turnouts.
Landfall! - A cut of mixed freight cars are gingerly pulled of the AML barge Fairbanks Provider by a pair of ARR geeps (unseen around the curve to the right). This is the first time these ... (more)
An east bound train high lights the scene as the Santa Fe cantilever signal stands tall, with a little help from a guy wire.
The "super moon" rises over the Pennsy signal at MP 50 on the Marion District. Can't think of a better way to end the day.
This signal bridge just says, "Santa Fe" all the way. Exposure time: just shy of 4 minutes.
Landfall! - A loaded covered hopper is gingerly pulled of the AML barge Fairbanks Provider. This is the first time it's hit land in nearly a week after a 1000 mile journey by sea from the ... (more)
A full moon sets over a classic crossbuck at Rose Hill on the Marion District.