Oil burning leased ATSF 5034 is in the process of being fired up for Sandusky coal service, an overhead view from St. Clair Ave. comes courtesy of friendly PRR employees. They had tipped John and... (more)
To Pennsy they were just another diesel model in the ranks, online in 1955, a year in service grime showing to prove it at the time of this photo. They're at Columbus, blending in with the produc... (more)
One for the modelers: PRR kept this fire equipment handy, just in case. Was there a concealed water cannon behind the walls of the tender frame at the head end? It was stored at the St. Clair Av... (more)
Old-school DT&I power works the weed-strewn PRR yard tracks by St. Clair Ave. This land would later become I-670.
Class FM H10-44 #9080 works through the switches in the PRR A Yard at St. Clair Ave. This would be day one of a week-long adventure trying to capture leased Santa Fe steam working on the Sandusky... (more)
One of (Roundhouse Foreman) Mr. Cherry's engines wait under steam at CTE. Mr. Cherry was always welcoming to the photographer and his friend Bill Rosenberg, his kindness left an impression on the... (more)
PRR's terminal switcher at Harrisburg in this era was homebuilt (Altoona Works) electric B1 #5691, which waits between assignments in the early morning of September 10, 1951 after switching cars f... (more)
A quartet of SDP40F's lead Amtrak's Southwest Limited through the semaphores guarding the west siding switch at Chapelle, NM. Amazingly, the semaphores still protect this siding for the Southwest... (more)
A locomotive consist on the Rock Island could muster takes a westbound freight across Terminal Junction at the west end of Rock Island's Rock Island yard. The RI mainline crossed the BN and DRI m... (more)
Former DRGW 5111 was bought by the Rock Island and "patched" by the Rock Island and entered service as their 4207. Here we see the 4207 getting serviced at the Silvis Shops.
The conductor on an eastbound Rock Island freight grabs orders from the operator at Culver Tower in Muscatine where the MILW mainline from Kansas City joined the RI mainline to Davenport.
An eastbound Rock Island freight grabs orders from the operator at Culver Tower in Muscatine where the MILW mainline from Kansas City joined the RI mainline to Davenport.
MILW "Little Joe" E-73 pilots a quartet of westbound MILW EMD GP40s up the 2% grade of Pipestone Pass with the Tobacco Root Mountains in the background.
Rock Island E8A handles 9 "capone" commuter coaches with ease on an evening rush-hour train departing downtown Chicago.
Named for "The American Railfan," Rock Island 4310 basks in the evening sunlight at Silvis.