Retirement Party. Quite the crowd turned out to see CPR 2317 on her last day in service. As she stepped lightly onto the turntable, there was just enough of a gap in the crowd to l... (more)
Hiding. Three years after my last visit to the EBT, I found time to sneak away from Homecoming in State College to visit Orbisonia again, and found M4 stashed away inside the shop w... (more)
Not Quite The Broadway Limited. Amtrak's westbound Pennsylvanian hustles west down track two, leaving Tyrone in its wake and heading for the station stop at Altoona, nine mil... (more)
Hauling The Mail. 21E rolls uphill with UPS and U.S. Mail packages trailing his two GE units. On the far ridge line, another wind turbine takes shape.
Blue And White. On the Friday morning of Homecoming weekend at my nearby alma mater, Penn State, it seemed appropriate to shoot a train led by blue and white locomotives. Here at B... (more)
Lifeless. 2317's boiler time has expired, leaving her cold and lifeless in the roundhouse on her first day as a display piece. CN 3254 will now do the honors until whenever Steamto... (more)
Priorities. Even though E729 arrived at Mexico before the Q137, the crew of the empty coal drag still must sit and wait for the higher-priority train to get through before they can ... (more)
The Stepchild? Although Strasburg is known as a bastion of steam, there are a few diesels on the roster to handle a little freight on the side. One of the first locomotives acquire... (more)
Opening Up. Leaving the attractive town center in its wake, #40's engineer opens his throttle and cylinder cocks with a trainload of tourists for a 45-minute ride through the rollin... (more)
Rush Hour. With traffic-clogged Interstate 93 dominating the background, MBTA 1004 leads a trainload of commuters out of North Station for a much more relaxed trip home than they'd h... (more)
Leaving For Work. On a bright Labor Day Monday, there's steam at Steamtown. With exhaust steam billowing across the roundhouse floor, CN 3254 backs out of her stall to go to work.
The Way Of The Future? After spending the weekend on display in Scranton, NS 999 appears somewhat forlorn as she's dragged onto the turntable by a bucket loader. After being aligne... (more)
Not Quite The Phoebe Snow. Although the Lackawanna's flagship came off in 1966, for at least one weekend, through sleeper service returned to Scranton. This train would operate to Al... (more)
Off The Beaten Track. Running around the train at the end of a warm Indian Summer day deep in central Maine, B&ML 53 passes between two of the buildings that make Brooks look like a... (more)
Off The Beaten Track. The Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts' summer excursions almost always feature rare mileage and this trip over the entire length of the B&ML was no except... (more)