The old ways are the best ways. With opening a little more than a month away, Sound Transit shuts down the new line for a day of track repairs and leveling. The vehicles traveling down this... (more)
The remains of the old Chief Wawatam slip still stand in 2010. Nowadays, the Coast Guard cutter "Mackinac" rests where the mighty Chief once did. Unfortunately, the remains of the Chief were recen... (more)
The urban right-of-way
An elegant solution for a difficult problem: From the powerhouse building on Washington & Mason Street, cables run out at a steady 9.5mph through much of downtown San Francisco powering one of the... (more)
Tracks of the former State Belt Railway slope upward toward the San Francisco bay, reflecting the afternoon sun. The State Belt Railway served the waterfront of San Francisco up until the 1980s.
Wanna go for a spin? Members of the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway
Museum crew watch as Trainman Stewart Rhine demonstrates the turntable capability of the museum's new Model ... (more)
A nice view from my hotel window in downtown Salt Lake City.
An old ALCO used to work the grain elevator in town takes the day off.
Late afternoon in what was once a busy ticketing area.
These little machines are Field Pushers and Pig Pushers. Operated by longshoremen, they move on a narrow gauge track adjacent to the rail yard tracks. These machines are used to move loaded coal c... (more)
The cantilever CPL signals stand tall as a north bound races below it in a little over two minutes.
Rare view inside the BNSF Hump Tower at Galesburg. The Hump Yard Master views trains through tinted windows and carefully monitors traffic on a bank of computers.
Two cabs... One unit. The remains of a f-unit sits in Romney as the freshly painted PEX unit sits in the back ground
A thunderstorm passes to the south of Collier Yard on CSX's North End Sub (former ACL).
Three mighty road engines wait for service while a switcher, in the right background, gets it's time in the shop.