After doing a little bit of college touring at Rochester Institute of Technology, I had made time to visit the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. One will notice the EMD control stand in ... (more)
Electrician Ben Hampson rewires the control stand of former Wisconsin Central No. 3025. The GP40 was acquired by MRL when CEECO (Coast Engine and Equipment Co.) closed in 2009. It sat indoors in L... (more)
When looking inside the cab of a Big Boy, one can see how challenging it must be to keep this beast of a steam engine running. The men who ran these monster steam locomotives were certainly a ski... (more)
Inside the cab of DM&IR 2-10-2 No. 506, a "Santa Fe" type originally built for the Duluth, Missabe & Northern. This was the first E-1 class 2-10-2 built for the railroad in 1919, one of... (more)
Inside the cab of the highest-horsepower two-cylinder steam locomotive ever built, Santa Fe 2-10-4 No. 5017, one of 26 built for the road in 1944.
We're westbound on the XL Special dropping down grade into Okauchee,WI.. The hind end of the train is passing the Nashota Depot. The sun is setting as we roll west at 60-70mph.. Baring any unfores... (more)
Santa Fe’s Train 2 San Francisco Chief now has a green signal to proceed at Woodford, Calif. after a 2-unit set of SP helpers got in the clear, headed back to Bakersfield. Soon the Chief will be... (more)
Santa Fe’s Train 2, the San Francisco Chief, is climbing Southern Pacific’s Tehachapi grade at Woodford, Calif. on July 6, 1967 as it passes an eastbound ATSF freight with a GP35 helper behind a m... (more)
CSX K041 sits at CP10 waiting to head north.
Sometimes, just getting out of the yard is the most difficult part of railroading. Here, we finally get permission down the A&S main (all 6.13 YL territory), as we're leaving, we see a light power... (more)
Cab of a "Jumbo" 44 series engine: this powerful steamer had no stocker although requiring 3 metric tons (tonnes) per hour.
Taken with permission.
Its a beautiful day for a train ride on Fort Eustis Military base. Their GE 80-ton locomotive USAX #1663 is seen traveling East shortly after departing the Gray Rail shops.
A view of the Engineers controls on NRE 3GS21B-DE United States Army Locomotive #6516. This engine features Dynamic braking, this is the only NRE 3GS21B-DE to feature Dynamic Braking.