Opening Weekend. The first MBTA Cape Flyer to Hyannis slowly retreats across the iconic lift bridge over the Cape Cod Canal, returning to Boston on the first day or service.
Late Trains Get Later. They say late trains only get later, which worked in my favor when Amtrak's Veterans tribute unit made its first New England appearance. The train got into s... (more)
Away From The Crowd. Its Monday of Labor Day weekend, and Steamtown's Lackawanna Railfest is coming to a conclusion. While most of the crowd were watching CP 2317 on her last day o... (more)
Retro, Sort Of. Wearing a throwback to the colors the F40 fleet wore for most of its service life, AMTK 406 brings up the markers of #699, splitting the Ward Hill signals in Haverhi... (more)
Requiem for Waltham Tower. Waltham Tower was in operation from 1928 until June 8, 2013, when it closed at 3pm. During its final years its operators controlled the 20 or miles betwe... (more)
Climbing. 10G approaches MG Tower, digging into the grade about halfway up the East Slope.
The Big Event. The High Iron Company and Pan Am Systems teamed up to operate an excursion over the former Boston & Maine. Here we see the consist rolling west past the former site ... (more)
The Celebrity. Even though this old CN veteran is no longer dragging tourists over Crawford Notch in front of railfans' cameras, she's still a celebrity in her new life as Pan Am's ... (more)
April Fool! Amtrak 822 showed up on the point of the Lake Shore Limited just before darkness fell, negating the planning for a night shot I had done that afternoon at work wh... (more)
Last Train Home. Amtrak 406 brings up the markers of train 689, the last Downeaster back to Portland. The train is seen here pulling out of the Woburn station stop. It will... (more)
Head To Toe. NS power from loaded (left) and empty (right) coal drags congregate in Bow. The loaded train is represented only by two of its three locomotives; the third unit and th... (more)
Through The Fields. GMRC 264 rolls east through the open countryside east of Chester, passing between the fields of a dairy farm.
Company Pride. Painting newly-acquired locomotives doesn't help them move the tonnage any better, but it does present the public with an image of company whose employees take pride ... (more)
Daylight In The Dark. SP 4449 sits under a darkening sky in Owosso, with her lead truck derailed and on the ground. A number of steam men are going about the business of getting her... (more)
Noisy Neighbor. One of the P&W's annual Polar Express excursions tiptoes between a couple of houses in Uxbridge, on the way back to Woonsocket. Hopefully the residents on Hartford ... (more)