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.
The "super moon" rises over the Pennsy signal at MP 50 on the Marion District. Can't think of a better way to end the day.
This signal bridge just says, "Santa Fe" all the way. Exposure time: just shy of 4 minutes.
Landfall! - A loaded covered hopper is gingerly pulled of the AML barge Fairbanks Provider. This is the first time it's hit land in nearly a week after a 1000 mile journey by sea from the ... (more)
A full moon sets over a classic crossbuck at Rose Hill on the Marion District.
Sunset on CSX's Indianapolis line.
The Former Santa Fe Train Station at Fullerton California – Built in 1930 by the Santa Fe Railroad, the station building in Fullerton California has been placed on the National Registry... (more)
A trip south on Hwy 421 in Indiana found this gem, a US&S DW wig-wag signal. Restored with a tear drop bell, cast iron crossbucks and an oil burning lamp above the banner. The pannels on the top... (more)
Bring Us Your Guns – In November of 2010, President Obama signed an executive order allowing Amtrak to carry firearms as checked baggage on all their trains. While the airlines have bee... (more)
The Name Says It All! - The aptly named Aqua Train is owned and operated by CN to provide interchange service with the Alaska Railroad. CN owns the barge and loads it at Prince Rupert, BC... (more)
The Floating Train Has Arrived! A UP Seattle based yard crew has just begun the delicate process of stripping the weekly Alaska Railroad barge that has arrived from the 49th State. Three ... (more)