It is an August evening in 1946. DSS&A Train No. 2 has arrived in St. Ignace. It is about to board the rail ferry CHIEF WAWATAM and be taken across the Straits of Mackinac to Mackinaw City where ... (more)
Friday the 13th brought an interesting pair of eastern high-hoods to Albina Yard. Does anyone know the story on this?
On a October morning the fall foliage colors start to come in. The Viaduct, once known as the longest and tallest railroad structure at 2,053 feet long and 301 feet high, was partially destroyed b... (more)
Rebuilt at Burnham in 1969 as a Tool Car, this old 40 foot DRGW Boxcar began life in the 1940's.... This car still has a place on the Union Pacific in 2017, complete with roofwalk and high brake.... (more)
A pair of Pan Am Railways MEC C40-8s, 7605 and 7541, bracket a soon to be replaced SD40-2M 601, as the weekly slurry train, symbol BFPO, departs Vermont Rail System's GMRC Bellows Falls Subdivisio... (more)
A Rails Northeast article by Jay Potter, titled “The Monsters of Mingo Junction”, made the small industrial town of Mingo Junction, Ohio, a bucket list destina... (more)
Penn Central train 62 between Chicago and New York was the nameless successor to the New York Central's Twentieth Century Limited and the ancestor of Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited. On a hazy summer ... (more)
Under early morning foggy skies, Pan Am Railways Office Car Special train OCS-23 is seen westbound at Charlemont, Massachusetts. The train is led by the company's pair of FP9A units with the ex-W... (more)
Some intrepid individuals have modified the paint scheme on this ex-CSX SD70ACe, now owned by PRLX and on lease to NS. Rather than black paint and the PRLX reporting marks, it now sports the C&O l... (more)
Amtrak's southbound Vermonter train #55 is seen crossing the 3rd Branch White River in the quaint New England town of Bethel, Vermont. The Vermonter has Amtrak commemorative P42, #184 leading thr... (more)
"The door is closed!" Steve Barry's cry rang across the Ocotillo Wells desert, the four words none of us thought we'd hear on a 100°+ day. Nevertheless, the second departure from the US Gy... (more)
Picnic at Camp Creek. A young couple enjoying a quiet picnic in the meadow below Camp Creek Trestle has their discussions interrupted by the passage of a Southern Freight, headed to a nearb... (more)
This shows the TIMBERLINER, a summer weekend train which would leave Detroit late on Friday afternoon, arriving at Mackinaw City around midnight. It would return to Detroit late Sunday afternoon.... (more)
A pair of 2-8-2s, including C&TS No. 488 and Rio Grande Southern-painted No. 455 tackle Cumbers Pass with a fall excursion train for Antonito, Colo.
GG1 4934 rests at Cooperstown Jct NY