With the end of the loaded coal car supported fully, a welder begins cutting away the defective rail below as work continues into the night to get the branch line back open.
'Clean up, Aisle 6!'
Having made it no more than 3 miles onto the Sealston Branch this afternoon, loaded coal train T161 put 9 cars on the ground. Here we are just 8 hours after the derailment ... (more)
A BNSF intermodal struggles up the grade as a mixed freight coasts down the grade at sunset.
Union Pacific welders work on a track capacity addition at Allen Creek between Missouri Valley and California Junction, Iowa, on August 15, 2012. They are in the middle of doing two field welds on... (more)
There's few places, if any, outside of the Northeast Corridor where one can stand near a rail yard and be surrounded by several cuts of passenger cars from various heritages. As a fleet of more th... (more)
An almost full moon shines through the clouds, back lighting a signal head at CP Haydock just south of Concord, NC.
The GRS type-D; once a common sight along the former Southern Railway. Now on a select few remain. Three different aspects are visible in this exposure. These have since been removed.
All reds are shown on the Norfolk & Western era cantilever at Webster, indicating no trains on the Blue Ridge District on this tranquil May night.
A Roger Puta Photograph
The recently restored Virginian Railway Roanoke Station is beautifully lit up at night. The star on Mill Mountain can be seen in the background which is lit up red, white and blue for Memorial Day... (more)
Southern Caboose? This caboose rests on what once was the Charleston-Hamburg line (on which the Best Friend of Charleston ran) constructed through Branchville in 1832. The line ultimately w... (more)
"Reminders of the Past"
After 146 years of serving the United States as "The Greatest Show on Earth", the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus has clo... (more)
Historic Depot. Now a restaurant, this depot, built in 1877, is, as the round object in front states, located at the oldest railroad junction in the United States. The Charleston-Hamburg li... (more)
Less than 12 hours after this photo was taken, these ancient Southern Railway signals and lattice-style cantilever bridge would guide their final train through Norfolk Southern's Charlotte Distric... (more)
Landmarks of a bygone era display all reds on the early morning of March 26, 2017 as a tiny sliver of a crescent moon rises into the great blue yonder before being swallowed by sunlight.