Moving fast and silently, the Acela leaves a wake of flying snow behind it.
Looking through the portal gate of the barge entrance to the Morris Canal, the Portland Turn is seen crossing the former L&HR Bridge into New Jersey. Barges would enter this portal from the Delawa... (more)
The Portland Turn crosses the Delaware River between Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ. Nearest to us is the former Lehigh Valley RR bridge which is no longer in service. The next bridge up the rive... (more)
These former Santa Fe GP60M’s used to tear down the high iron pulling crack inter-modals, but are now down graded for local service. Here a pair is backing about two miles down the remnants of San... (more)
In a remote part of the New Mexico desert is a double track railroad that radiates in three directions to no-where. This railroad carries the dishes of the Very Large Array radio telescope network... (more)
Departing Lamy, the “mixed” trundles along some weed grown and uneven track towards Santa Fe. It’s hard to image that this was once the busy connection to Santa Fe’s namesake city. At the station ... (more)
During a break in the snow squals, a northbound ethanol train with run through power passes under the Bear Mountain Bridge and is about to enter the Fort Montgomery tunnel.
Returning light from Washington NJ, the local is about to enter the main line and continue it’s run to Allentown. This crew spent the day working the large BASF plant in Washington and is looking ... (more)
It’s just a few hours into the big dumping that swamped New Jersey, but the snow is coming down heavy and starting to cause operational problems. Passing Tower PU, the local turn is returning from... (more)
Approaching Dalies Junction from the west, a manifest train is cresting the grade and will soon be in dynamics for the run downhill to Belen.
As the sun rises over the Manzano Mountains, whose peaks are 3500 feet above the valley floor, a hot intermodel is nearing the crest of the long grade from Belen.
Minutes out of the compact and busy tourist town of New Hope, the excursion train finds peace and beauty in the still changing leaves of autumn.
The brakeman of the Clarkia Logger bends the rail with the ex-Milwaukee Road switch stand to allow the road units to reverse and couple up to the loaded log cars. The crew will pull the loads past... (more)
The crew of this southbound inter-model enjoys one of the most scenic rides in the east as they skim the Hudson River. Fall colors are icing on the cake.
Approaching the rock cut near Mine Dock Road, this southbound manifest has a backdrop of autumn’s finest colors. The signal guards the controlled siding just around the bend.