For many decades semaphore signals such as these guided some of the nation’s most historic passenger trains across the country. Fast forward to 2013 and this group of semaphore signals in the high... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief arrives in Raton, NM for an on-time stop on its two day trek from Chicago to Los Angeles. The trackage in the foreground is a reminder of how busy this ro... (more)
The San Luis & Rio Grande Monte Vista job works a local customer in downtown Monte Vista on a crystal clear day in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado.
Southbound CSX loaded coal train N360 is on the move again at Phillips after stopping to let the helper cut off from the rear of the train. While distributed power helper engines are used on the ... (more)
San Luis & Rio Grande's Alamosa to Monte Vista turn is running light engine through this winter scene just before arriving at Monte Vista to begin several hours of local switching. After serving a... (more)
North Shore SW1500 #1940 shoves one car up the Carbon Run Branch and along South 5th Street in downtown Shamokin, PA enroute to the sole customer at the end of the branch just outside of town.
NS' New York Central heritage SD70ACe is the sole DPU on a southbound loaded coal train as it leans into the curve and through one half of the 'twin' tunnels at this location on the former Clinchf... (more)
Veteran CSX/Clinchfield engineer Alf Peoples guides southbound CSX coal loads bound for Fernandina Beach, Florida through the community of Slant, VA on the north end of the former Clinchfield Rail... (more)
San Luis & Rio Grande FP10 #1100 leads a three car local food services special as it begins the climb up La Veta Pass at Sierra, CO. The special was a day-long round trip between Alamosa and La Ve... (more)
A UP freight behind eight GEs works westbound near Parshall just after passing through Byers Canyon on UP's Moffat Tunnel Subdivision.
Amtrak's eastbound Southwest Chief zips by a clear signal on the mainline at the east end of Chapelle siding under a crystal clear New Mexico sky. After this train's passage these classic s... (more)
With a heavy coat of ice fog on the shrubs in the foreground and the thermometer reading -6 degrees (f) the day dawns in Alamosa and finds a pair of San Luis & Rio Grande painted SD9043MACs idling... (more)
Amtrak's westbound Southwest Chief train #3 splits the classic semaphore blades at the east end of the siding at Wagon Mound, New Mexico enroute from Chicago to Los Angeles. This segment of... (more)
A pair of clean R&N SD40-2s lead a Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe fall foliage excursion across the "Hometown High Bridge" with better than 700 sightseers on board.
The silence of a dark and chilly night at Penland, NC is broken by a southbound CSX time freight passing the historic Penland Post Office enroute to Spartanburg and points south.