Steamy Sheepscot, Maine. For the first time in 82 years, a new day dawns with two steam locomotives being prepared for operation on the Wiscasset Waterville & Framington Railway. In the fo... (more)
A nice find while riding my motorcycle through Wisconsin.
The sun is setting in the west as the CSX 572 idles in the Kingsport Yard. Off in the distance, another CSX motor is working on switching and moving freight around.
The night before the 17th Annual US Marine Corps. Toys for Tots train in New York, Norfolk Southern's SD60E - Honoring Our Veterans - awaits the positioning of the Amtrak equipment for the consist... (more)
After doing switching duties at Montpelier, Ohio, the Indiana Northeastern with an EMD GP7, GP9, and a GP7u leading, heads west with a load of 75 grain cars passing the grain elevators at Edon, Oh... (more)
Lunch can take place at odd hours on the railroad. Another shot from my 2015 CRRPA submissions. Staged photo shot through a replicated brake gauge made of laser etched acrylic with laser cut needl... (more)
Prior to being placed into its leader duties for the 2015 Toys for Tots train between Binghamton and Schenectady on Saturday, December 5, Norfolk Southern SD60E #6960 was spiffied up for the occas... (more)
Hammering away! Pile Driver OB's small steam engine alternately raises and drops its very heavy iron hammer on a small pile in the Antonito Yard, adjacent to the balloon loop track. The pi... (more)
On it's first trip to the southeast, SLRG 515 pulls up to the Batesville platform to start loading for Iowa Pacific's new Grenada Polar Express. Batesville was once home to the Illinois Cen... (more)
A Roger Puta photograph
D&RGW MOW Equipment: Cook Car 053. When a work train is out on the line, there's no telling how long the crew is going to be away from their base. Whether cleaning up a derailment, or figh... (more)
D&RGW MOW Equipment: Pile Driver OB. A crew from the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec holds a short safety briefing in front of Pile Driver OB, prior to setting the machine up and conducting... (more)
A Roger Puta photograph.
D&RGW MOW Equipment: Derrick OP. This fine example of narrow gauge Maintenance of Way (MOW) equipment is Derrick OP. Built in 1911 by the old Denver & Rio Grande Railroad's Alamosa Shops... (more)
Golden hour switching moves. Having spent the day assisting 2 Cumbres Turns out of Chama, D&RGW Locomotive #489 now begins the task of assembling a 35-car freight that will make the trip t... (more)