BOO! Just in time for Halloween-a Ghoulish Graveyard GG-1! Ironically this self-same locomotive on January 15, 1953 was in a runaway! Coming into Washington Union Station with the PRR"s "The Feder... (more)
Summer's long rays are almost over as an evening MARC train heads for DC. In the background, Baltimore raises over the trees.
Before work, I visited Carrol interlocking, home to one of the few remaining full CPLs. Most CPL's do not have all 6 lunars around them, but this signal controls access to the Baltimore Industrial... (more)
This short train runs from Curtis Bay to Locas Point in Baltimore at random times.
Western Maryland had three RS-3's that were built with the unusual high short hood. The Pennsylvania had one making a total of 4 units in this configuration. WM were scrapped. The PRR was trade... (more)
"That'll do when you get'em stopped young man!" A future railfan discovers the joys of railroading among the brass fixtures of former Clinchfield "One-Spot" at the B&O Museum in Baltimore.
Chessie System GP-40 3779 leads the Southbound Orange Blossom Special through Baltimore, Md. on September 13,1986.
An older gentlemen relaxes while a southbound train heads towards DC. St. Denis has an active community of rail fans, due to the areas historic nature as the meeting point of the Old Main line and... (more)
In the early 1970's several railroads had begun to concentrate their unique fleets built by the smaller builders. The B&O had many FM's assigned to the Baltimore area including these roadswitcher... (more)
C&O #490: One of my all time favorite engines - built by ALCO in 1926 as a Pacific, the C&O rebuilt this engine as a streamlined Hudson in 1946 for "Chessie" service, the C&O’s hope for t... (more)
The B&O Memnon: Built by the New Castle Manufacturing Company on a sub-contract from the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1848, B&O #57 entered service in July, 1848 and ran until 1892. This v... (more)
The B&O Atlantic: Now sold on steam, the B&O purchased this actual locomotive from a clock maker, Phineas Davis in 1832. The railroad was so happy with the performance of the engine, it b... (more)
The B&O Tom Thumb: Designed in 1830, this engine successfully won the B&O Railroad over to steam. Prior to that, the railroad's horsepower was just that... horse powered. The original is ... (more)