See you in two years, 3751. It was a bittersweet moment at Union Station as fans enjoyed the final moments of 3751 under steam before it put on a show shoving the display equipment used in ... (more)
One last time... Santa Fe 3751 catches the morning light as it backs toward the Redondo turntable following a quick inspection of the locomotive's underside. Once in North Yard, the engine'... (more)
A building going up behind it. CN 6200 is a 4-8-4 Northern which is preserved on the grounds in front of the Canada Science and Technology Museum, which reopened to the public just a few we... (more)
The last shots from a weekend of chasing trains on the Rathole were here at South Fork Trestle just north of Kings Mountain, KY. N&W 1218 ran south on Saturday and 611 ran north from Chattanooga o... (more)
Early in the morning on a beautiful spring day in Fresno, CA, SP 4449 prepares to depart for its today's run over Tehachapi Pass with the Worlds Fair Daylight. The train is headed for New Orleans,... (more)
Once one of the leaders of the Southern Pacific Daylight, the 4449 seems out of place pulling Empire Builder cars. Such is a part of the locomotive's post-service life in the City of Portland. For... (more)
Milwaukee Road 261 steams past Northstar 502, which is making a rare appearance at St. Paul Union Depot pulling a shoppers special for the holiday season. Over 3,000 people used the depot platform... (more)
Three years after being severely damaged in a Kentucky roundhouse fire, former Reading 4-8-4 2101 is stuffed and mounted at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.
The Holiday Express has some nice winter sunlight on this cold December morning.
The first movement of the Chessie Steam Special, a ferry move to Philadelphia and Baltimore, has come to a halt in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. If I recall correctly, the 2101 had an overheated ... (more)
The Chessie Steam Special makes its preinaugural ferry move south along the former Reading North Penn Branch. Here 4-8-4 2101 emerges from the south portal of the Perkasie tunnel.
The Genesis of the Chessie Steam Special
Although it won’t commence paid excursions for another two weeks, the locomotive and six cars of the Chessie Steam Special ar... (more)
Ready to Go
Former Reading T-1 4-8-4 2101 has completed its metamorphosis from American Freedom Train 1 to Chessie System 2101. Here it leaves the former Reading Company Saucon rou... (more)
SP 4449 rolls past the Max mainline and Tillicum Bridge on the way to Oaks Park for the Holiday Train.
The Southern Pacific 4449 is about to go under the old Pacific Highway overpass at Oakland, Oregon on the Siskiyou Line. The train was "The Spirit that Won the West" special for shippers... (more)