As dark envelopes the Yard in black pouring rain, the Engineer reluctantly returns to his charge, New Haven No. 3025. He will climb aboard, release the brake, tug the throttle and to put the big b... (more)
Valley Railroad ALCo 2-8-2 is pulling forward to dump ash and the fireboy is going for the next switch. While this work was common years ago, it has vanished for the most part throughout the world... (more)
It is night and still. Then a far off chuffing is heard. You listen, pray for and get only sound you want. It comes, distant as it may be, but still it makes you feel ice water down your back. It ... (more)
New Jersey Transit operated Metro North WOH (West of Hudson) service Port Jervis - Hoboken train trundles over the Moodna Viaduct. Opened in 1909 by the Erie Railroad as part of a low grade freigh... (more)
For the first time since well before World War II, you can stand at 42nd St and Madison Ave in New York City and see the full west side and south side of Grand Central Terminal at the same time. I... (more)
No. 26 being readied for it's debut after a very long rebuild April 27, 2016, Scranton PA.
Tools and Trains.
On a summer evening, an outbound R-32 car leaves Marcy Street station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. In the background is the former Williamsburg Savings Bank dome, now an event hall. Furthe... (more)
Tom Wyatt engineer, watches his fireman Jack Emerick III dump CN 3254's ash while trainman Jeffery David Knoop looks on.
Atop New York City’s magnificent 42nd Street Grand Central Terminal, no less than a magnificent sculptural group will do. This is “Glory of Commerce” created by Jules-Felix Coutan and carved by th... (more)
Yes, the Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway ceased operation way back in 1933. Everybody knows that.
But what not everyone knows, a little bit of it survived. As a child and as an adult... (more)
ACELA in it's Sunnyside Queens New York lair...
WW&F's No. 9's steam dynamo in action.
It is the end of a lovely spring day and a New York City subway train has just started it's long run taking fun-goers a ride home from enjoying Coney Island amusements and Nathan's famous hot dogs... (more)
I have waited 55 years to see a Maine 2 foot gauge railroad alive and in steam. It was worth the wait.
Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington 0-4-4 No.9 brings it home in Alna, Maine.