This was the first plan to deal with an errant drawbar. It might not have worked out the way it was intended, but the strap held for about a mile or so. The goal of getting the car into the ne... (more)
Not your typical "coupler pan" shot. The trailing centerbeam flatcar dropped it's drawbar about a mile or so back. At about 3 mph they made it about half mile before the strap that was holding t... (more)
Now here's something you don't see every day - a loaded coal train passing four bruised and battered oil cans on their way to the scrapper.
Not sure whether these people riding on a freight train are hoboes. More probably, this train carries cattle and these men are shepherds. Note that the car doors are mai... (more)
A hobo? No... security guard... To assure no coals are be stolen, a guard is running with the train to control...
A large "Combilift" crane is moving the cab modul of the new "Giruno" train from Stadler Rail for the SBB in Erstfeld. The SBB ordered 29 of this highspeed trains for 250 km/h,... (more)
Re 4/4 II # 11293 with "ralpin" lowfloor car Saadkms, loaded with a cab modul with simulator for the new "EC 250" or "Giruno" (buzzard) train from Stadler Rail. This ... (more)
The newest product of Stadler Rail, the "VSHST" (Very Short High Speed Train) for lines with low passenger demand ;-) No, this is a joke: 2 cab moduls with simulator of the future "... (more)
Looking more like a modeler's workbench than a railroad, CNW chop-nose fabricated windshield/head light panels are stored outside their Oelwein diesel shop awaiting installation on one of their GP... (more)
Distributed power units on the rear of a coal empty are framed by a repurposed elevated hopper at Attebury Grain.
I had never seen before an ambulance on rails! There is even the word "ambulance painted in reverse writing on the front, to be viewed in the rearview mirror by preceding vehicles, for askin... (more)
The anti fossil fuel crowd held a protest in Albany on Saturday May 14th. The railroad fenced off the yard and secured sensitive areas and under a heavy police presence, the protesters were allowe... (more)
Close Enough The BNSF 783 shows off an interesting take of the 'BNSF' letters on the long hood of this Dash 9. At least they got a corresponding “N” to place in this location.