Being around... Some very old tie plates can be found along the Saint-Jude spur.
A thick fog has rolled in just as the sun begins to rise, while a classic Nickel Plate bracket mast beckons to an eastbound that is still a few miles away.
The Wellington control tower was shut down in 2000 after 57 years of service, its control panel was saved by Exporail and mounted on a display this year for all to see. The single console used to ... (more)
All reds on the C&O... Unfortunately the remaining C&O signals will soon be down and gone. The cantilever guarding the diamonds is already history.
The founder and owner of the Orford Express, conductor Donald Thompson, is part of the crew on every trip.
A foggy sunrise greets the C&O cantilever at the East End of Vauces center siding outside of Chillicothe. This photo is dedicated to my good friend and fellow railfan Seth Harsch, who took his own... (more)
The sentinel comes to life and draws its weapon.
Sunset over NS's Dayton District. These Safetrans signals protect the west end of Brookes Siding.
A washout occurred near MP 14 on the SERA Santa Cruz Branch, caused by heavy rains, saturated soil, and a badly clogged culvert!
The only vehicle of the former "Bergbahn Rheineck-Walzenhausen", now belonging to "Appenzeller Bahnen", cogwheel railcar BDeh 1/2 is making connection in Rheineck from the Rheintal-Express with Re... (more)
The Sainte-Rosalie advanced signal of the Sherbrooke Subdivision still stands, but it doesn't shine anymore. It has obviously been turned away from the mainline for some time.
After speaking to the conductor, he took us on a tour of the train, and then proceded to open the rear door of the last coach. This is what it looks like when you're getting pelted with sand at 12... (more)
The CN has been changing some 115-lb/yd rail for heavier 136-lb/yd along the Saint-Hyacinthe Subdivision but had to use these transition rails to fit the turnouts.
Landfall! - A cut of mixed freight cars are gingerly pulled of the AML barge Fairbanks Provider by a pair of ARR geeps (unseen around the curve to the right). This is the first time these ... (more)
An east bound train high lights the scene as the Santa Fe cantilever signal stands tall, with a little help from a guy wire.