Two Maine Central Units and a Delaware & Hudson RS3m bring a train off of Belden Hill and into Binghamton, New York.
Maine Central Units make their first appearance on Delaware & Hudson train NE84 at Palmerton, Pennsylvania. The Lehigh Valley area grapevine was alive with the news that the U25B/GP38 combo had go... (more)
Excursions on the former Reading Perkiomen Branch between Emmaus and Pennsburg, Pennsylvania have been operated by three different railroads since the line was spun off by Conrail in the 1980’s. T... (more)
Someplace in the vicinity of Santa Clarita, California, the Southern Pacific added two Daylight-painted diesel helpers to the World’s Fair Daylight for its entry into Los Angeles. These wer... (more)
Displaying 52, the one-time number of the San Joaquin Daylight, SP 4449 leads World’s Fair Daylight’s on its way to Los Angeles at Santa Clarita, California.
The most notable portion of the 1984 World’s Fair Daylight’s leg that brought it to Los Angeles was its assault over Tehachapi. Less remarked is that it did not take the Palmdale Cutoff ove... (more)
Southern Pacific 4449 moves almost effortlessly as it pulls a thirteen car World’s Fair Daylight through Vincent, California, on its way to Soledad Canyon and Los Angeles.
A road-weary GP30 stands in the Soo Line’s servicing area in Gladstone, Michigan. The EMD went to Wisconsin Central before being retired in 1994.
The Soo Line’s roundhouse in Gladstone, Michigan is only two stalls in this 1986 view. Although I’m sure that the structure had quite a few more stalls in its heyday, today none of them are left. ... (more)
Soo SD40-2’s Coming and Going
A pair of Soo Line SD40-2’s idle in the servicing area at Gladstone, Michigan in August, 1986, with a fairly worn GP30 in the background. The 764 was ... (more)
A visit to the SOO yard in Gladstone, Michigan turned up an SD40-2 idling near the roundhouse. Also present were a plow and a freshly-painted wheel car.
Amtrak Service to Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Before taking delivery of seven AEM7’s, SEPTA wanted to test one of the electrics on the Reading side of its service, to see if that electr... (more)
SEPTA Mid-Train Helper 2
After making its two station stops at Strafford, Pennsylvania , two SEPTA R5 Limi... (more)
SEPTA Mid-Train Helper
While riding the first of three AEM7-pulled Limited trains that departed Philadelphia for western suburbs along the R5 line, the AEM7 on my train suffered a ... (more)
For a few years in the 1990’s I worked in downtown Philadelphia, and commuted from the western suburbs on the former PRR main line. There were three trains that left downtown at the end of the wor... (more)