Shuttling regional trainsets at Ivy City
Crank up the heat. The Strasburg Railroad's night hostler "dials up the thermostat" with a shovelful of the coal to keep the engine house bearable on a chilly February evening. Although th... (more)
Nearing the longest day of the year BNSF4309 blasts across Skyline trestle with a westbound grin train. It is a little after 8 pm as sun finally begins to behind the divide......It will remain lig... (more)
Clear!!! The Fireman on the running board shouts his warning before lifting the blow-down valve on Great Western #90, enveloping the engine in a cloud of mist. Unlike most preserved steame... (more)
It is wickedly cold in Idaho Falls. It was well below zero standing by the falls on this crystal clear morning. Battling the cold was rewarded by this eastbound manifest...
The UP markings still remain on former UP boxcar No. 181483 at Kimball, NE on Sept. 9, 2000. The car had been removed from it's trucks and placed on the ground, to serve as a storage shed for a f... (more)
The unmistakeable smells of steam and grease pervade the atmosphere of the engine house as hostlers bring Great Western's massive decapod #90 into her stall for the night. Scene courtesy o... (more)
Two C&O SD40s and a SBD SD40-2 await their next helper assignment at Hyndman, PA on Oct. 16, 1987.
Conductor Mary signals engine 915 to a couple to the consist at Greenbank station.
The first non-Alco for the Claremont Concord Railroad is enroute to the company's West Lebanon, New Hampshire operation to replace the Alco S-4 104 there. CCRR 1907 was originally constructed as ... (more)
A unit with a dual identity crisis - in name and model designation... New England Central SD40-2 3317 arrived at Palmer, Massachusetts in the wee hours of Saturday, March 23, and was to be moved ... (more)
Engine 915 and her crew execute a rare freight move in Marshallton Yard.
Times they are a changin'. In recent years, the demographics of the railroad crews at tourist railroads and museums have begun to shift a bit. It isn't just the boys who are playing with t... (more)
UP5929 slugs it out on the 2% compensated grade approaching Tunnel 1. A classic Moffat location....
Roundhouse Ritual: The Alemite Grease Gun. In the hours before dawn, a volunteer member of the Nevada Northern shop crew uses a pneumatic grease gun to pack the rod bearings on Locomotive 9... (more)