The fall colors are barely hanging on, but in the evening sun, they still look fairly bright. This is an eastbound CSX unit coal train dropping down the 1.7 percent grade from Oreton to Jasper, VA... (more)
On a beautiful spring day---April 27, 2000---a northbound CSX empty hopper train is framed by a nice patch of Red Bud. The trees on the north side of Clinch Mountain are sprouting their new green ... (more)
July 6, 2000: We're at Wallsend, KY, just adjacent to Pineville (and separated by the Cumberland River). This was once a small L&N yard and terminal, fielding mine runs, locals, and the serving as... (more)
I wonder how many trains and how many locomotives and cars the L.G.Osborne & Son store just north of Dungannon, VA, on the former Clinchfield Railroad, has witnessed. This is milepost 56.1 (from E... (more)
July 9, 1999: I could remember shooting a horizontal version of a train at this spot, but I only discovered that particular box of slides this morning. This is a southbound unit coal train between... (more)
North of West Reno, WY, a southbound CNW coal train is working upgrade. At the time, much of the Powder River Basin Joint Line was still single track. Today, there are stretches that are four trac... (more)
A southbound BN unit coal train works upgrade en route from Denver to Pueblo. Santa Fe crews handled the former Colorado & Southern runs on this, the Joint Line. The other owner is the Rio Grande.
On October 20, 1992 I snapped this wide angle shot of a former SCL unit beside the old steam-era coaling dock at the former Chesapeake & Ohio yard at Shelby, KY. It was demolished not long after t... (more)
The Interstate Railroad's First Hill Crew is putting some of their train away at Andover after a long day of work in the Norton, VA area.
I dug into a box of slides taken in the year 2000 and discovered this series of shots---all of which I had forgotten I had taken* (the Forest Gump "life is like a box of chocolates" phen... (more)
I dug into a box of slides taken in the year 2000 and discovered this series of shots---all of which I had forgotten I had taken* (the Forest Gump "life is like a box of chocolates" ph... (more)
The conductor on Union Pacific's hot NPSEZ is looking under the hood of his lead SD40-2 "snoot" as the train roars around the curve leading to Hermosa ... (more)