The crew of NS local freight TS29 rides the back of former Conrail caboose CR 21312 as they shove down the Dubois Chemical Spur in Sharonville, headed back to the NS Dayton District mainline.
Under a full moon, a Santa Fe searchlight signal waits for the next train.
The mainline rails here are rusty and silent where once Rio Grande trains thundered out of Minturn, Colorado, attacking the steep grade 3% grade over Tennessee Pass. On August 12, 2015, at the eas... (more)
In extremely cold conditions, a Montana Rail Link section crew digs out a switch serving Thompson River Lumber before MRL’s Paradise local arrives to serve the mill on February 7, 2014.
The conductor watches his cars pass by as he wait for the rear of the train to clear the switches at Cross Street. Once clear they will double over to the next track... (more)
On what looks to be a beautiful early summer day, my father snapped this photo of the magnificent Tunkhannock Viaduct 63 years ago. It's a shame he didn't wait for a train to cross but the bridge ... (more)
The Nevada Northern's shuttered and isolated Currie depot lit by moonlight in the blue hour. The pavement of Highway 93 covered the rail crossing a few years ago, leaving the rest of the line cut... (more)
"Departing in a Blur"
As quickly as Amtrak #156 arrived it was on its way to complete its journey to New York Penn Station.
A signal sits guarding the mainline just south of CP Glover, as the sun sets on a beautiful February day.
A Union Pacific welder cuts the north rail during a grade crossing replacement at 72nd Avenue on UP’s Moffat Tunnel Subdivision in Arvada, Colorado, on October 25, 2003.
In time honored tradition, the signalman deftly returns the "Down Main Inner Home" signal to the "on" (or "stop") position after a Kandy-bound train has cleared the s... (more)
The morning rush is just beginning to warm up at Hoboken as the blue hour sets in. Terminal Interlocking is quiet for now but in just a matter of minut... (more)
Semaphore Survivors. A pair of the few extant Monon semaphores maintain their static vigil at Smedley, Indiana. Thieves have removed most of the blades on the rail-banked line between Salem and ... (more)