While the yellow boat just picked up the last visitors from the rock in the middle of the fall, a train of Thurbo with two articulated lowfloor trainsets from StadlerRail, is crossing the bridge a... (more)
In the month of February, CN shipped many of these smaller gauge SD70Ms to Halifax to be transported by boat over to South America. Engine 736 was one of two on train M308 on this day.
Gotta respect the iron... for a closeup of #1225 at speed, Click HERE.
A Fife based UP local ends up T-Boning a Wood chip trailer with their caboose, after the driver's ill advised right turn. Train 1, Truck 0. New job in future for the truck driver. more)
Interior view of the Great Northern's original Cascade tunnel. This tunnel was abandoned in 1929 when the 7.8 mile tunnel was completed. View is looking to the east from approx. 250 feet inside.
The IC afternoon intercity fleet afternoon departures included the JWRiley 4P, Panama Limited 4:30P (all sleeping cars & seen here), Seminole 4:45P, Land O' Corn 5P, & The Hawkeye 7P. Here's a vi... (more)
Erie 1068, Norfolk Southern's thirteenth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp.commore)
Transitioning on a beautiful spring day over Norfolk Southern's massive Inman Yard. Also in the frame, above and to the right, is CSX's Tilford Yard. Special thanks to Chris Starnes.
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit more)
Santa Fe's hot eastbound "Super C" piggyback train pauses in Barstow, CA to set out a troublesome 5698. The consist: SD45-2s 5700 (Bicentennial), 5699, 5698 and 5702 (Bicentennial) and 15 cars.
Alliance's snow plow was wye'd and moved to the 600 tracks for special service work this week putting it in the sunlight. Normally its in the north shadow of the Diesel Shop stored for snow plow o... (more)
Mount Washington Cog Railway loco 'Tip Top' blasts away from the base station as it commences the climb to the summit with its single coach, 13/10/01. ©www.railphotoprints.co.uk - John Chalcraft
Night Photo for the OC Railfan Weekend.
As a CB&Q switcher putters in Burlington's coach yard, GM&O Train 1, "The Limited," with E7 103A and E8 100A, leaves Chicago on Aug. 1, 1968, taken from railfan's favorite overlook -- Roosevelt Av... (more)
Oops! BN GP9 1853 stubbed its toe at the Tacoma turntable, and several unhappy BN employees get the privilege of getting her back on track. I don't envy the guy underneath the coupler! 1853 began ... (more)
THE WESTERN MARYLAND LIVES thanks to Mr. Gerald Altizer and His Georges Creek Railway ! Mr Altizer is a huge WM Fan and went to the effort to find genuine WM locos for His new line in Maryland .Bo... (more)
185 211-0 in the near of Rüdesheim under the Castle Ehrenfels.
Passengers and pigs disembark from a Shibanxi bound train.
Panama Canal Railway Company 1856 1857 and 1859 (ex-AMTK 259 313 and 354) being loaded by Intermarine vessel Industrial Challenger for shipment to Panama.
N&W 1218 Nouthbound Over The Cumberland River Trestle - Burnside, KY.
Wild rocky mountain daises wave in the breeze as 102-13 blows by on a beautiful clear day
From the Dziobko collection, photographer unknown. This is a PRR display set up in Harrisburg, featuring T1 5548. These greyhounds were built for fast passenger service, used primarily in lines ... (more)
Downhill freight patiently waits 'in the hole' at Gala as a westbound charges past uphill. Both trains are headed by the standard configuration of a brace of QJs.
Hoping for a better version of the people's choice shot I set out with a ladder to get a better angle over that bush, but the weather forecast lead me amiss..
The Engine Facility is packed today! BNSF 5001, BNSF 6783 with a rare SD40-2B 7502 in BN paint, Santa Fe Warbonnet 708, BNSF Warbonnet 4709 with a B23-7 Bluebonnet and the last SF30B Bluebonnet on... (more)
On December 16, 1963, Santa Fe Train No. 2, the eastbound SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF struck a cattle truck just west of Clovis, New Mexico, derailing five F-units and 10 cars. Two days later, on a cloudy... (more)
Here JPBX 504 poses on Townsend Street in San Francisco, CA alongside the historic "Baker-Hamilton" building. This track is the Coach Lead, and is used to access storage & maintenance tracks.
Canadian National train No. 310 departs Swan Landing, Alberta, along Brule Lake on the afternoon of July 7, 2014. CN EMD SD75I No. 5756 leads a pair of GE C44-9Ws (2577 and 2599) and EMD SD70M-2 N... (more)
On a starry night in rural Willowtown, an eastbound silhouettes the classic N&W CPL's.
temp was about -5 degrees Farenheit
Random sighting in a UP manifest on the Cajon Summit. I do not like graffiti on railway vehicles, for me, this is vandalism. But here I can see an artist at work.
Pennys dancing just prior to getting crushed.
Unsure of how long they will see another setting sun as it appears these last 2 remaining units still proudly wearing their fallen flag name sit off in a siding by an abandoned grain elevator in A... (more)
Big Boy being moved to new location of Kenefick Park.
Union Pacific was kind enough to send some heritage over for my birthday with UP 1982. The Missouri Pacific painted locomotive was tasked we pulling this Auto-rack Repo down the coastline from Mil... (more)
A Thornton Yard (Canada) to Everett, WA manifest cruises along Puget Sound on a sunny but cold day.
The reason why Britain has such a vibrant preservation scene. Five years after the end of steam on British Railways, withdrawn locos still stretch into the far distance at Dai Woodham's scrapyard ... (more)
What cost $8.5 Million, is brand new, and can do inspections at 70 MPH? Apparently this thing. This is UP's newest (1 of only 2) inspection car, and it is the most advanced on the rails today. Thi... (more)
Foreshadowing of things to come? Is it so bad the vultures are circling UP? Probably not, but this bird might make some worry like the Snows of Kilimanjaro. Kinda cool when you can combine two ... (more)
9011 overturned when K-959 hit K-960 head-on on 9/22/05.
Cab view from the conductors side of CN 2538 northbound on the Superior Sub.
The second car of BNSF train M-BRCGAL1-29A was this wrecked CP ES44AC number 8814, mounted on a QTTX 8-axle flat. This train came from the BRC railroad in Chicago and is pictured here just east of... (more)
Parisian high fashion (haute couture) on a race train. This is the new livery of the "V150" trainset prepared for the world rail speed record. V150 stands for 150 meters per second.
Slip-way Buczyniec is a only place in all over the world where is usable track to move ships and yachts in order to overcome the vertical distance between one canal and another.
All morning I had been wondering why there was no traffic in the Tehachapis. This was what I found in Bakersfield. I don't know any details, but I figured since there were freight car trucks in f... (more)
When I saw a whisp of smoke coming from the U28B's, I thought one was being fired up for service. Unfortunately it was the scrapper's torch ending the life of another U-Boat.
Coal loads from Ohio Valley Coal's Powhatan #6 mine are seen here headed to a transloading facility on the Ohio River as they pass through one of the cuts on the scenic Captina Secondary.
The Ice Kingdom. With ice covering everything, a beautiful sight was 4 NSM SD40's chugging towards Silver Bay with a cold shortened train. Truly was sight to behold.
This local has stopped to take on fuel at Barnum. This crew has been fighting snow drifts for over 100 miles today on the Cherokee Sub. This shot was taken after the crew had cleaned off the lead ... (more)
A very close call. A southbound UP freight running over BNSF's Hinckley Subdivision from Superior to Minneapolis escaped major damage when this wheelset on a loaded tanker six cars back from the p... (more)
A view of the rear of the Railmate train shows how the one axle bogie interlocks into the frame of the dump trailers.
CP 9756 + CP 9159 pull 87 cars with ease breaking a fresh trail on the rail.
After a weekend of rain & clouds we are treated to a full week of beautiful weather and taking the main stage would have to be Mt. Rainier. Showing us while Trains are very big, some things are ju... (more)
Going to sea by rail: An eastbound Union Pacific freight begins the long trek across Great Salt Lake at Lakeside, Utah, as the end of the train in the foreground is about to leave terra firma for ... (more)
A room with a view.. Enroute to Institute from Nitro to switch local industries, the evening shifter passes Diehl's Restaurant, a well established country style diner frequented by many locals. Op... (more)
Imagine the impact!! 2nd in consist UP GP40-2 on Lufkin local that NS Dash 9 hit head on. The GP40-2 on point with fatality scrapped on spot
Climax locomotive 1694 crosses the Monbulk Creek Trestle only a few minutes into it's official relaunch run to Menzies Creek and Emerald.
GEVO 8711 heading up a hotshot 100 series intermodal train, glides downhill through Morant's Curve.
Up and over! The FEC dispatcher has given a green light for the southbound intermodal hotshot train 107 as a Delta IV rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral at 8:59 pm. The dots at the top ... (more)
The iceman...is here. Note stencil that car is for ice service only.
A magnificant winter scene...as breathtaking as it is, if you look closely youll see the uP 585 working Eastbound on the #1 track. The low clouds, snow covered scenery and light snowfall make for ... (more)
CP 2816 and Milwaukee Road 4-8-4 No. 261 are heading east from Minneapolis to La Crosse, Wis., along the CPR's ex-Milwaukee Road main line along the Mississippi River.
Special vehicle from the TransNamib Railway Museum at the railway station Windhoek. Who knows this thing?
Barrow Hill Shed was the last operational round house in the UK, now home to Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society the site sees various active steam and diesel locomotives visiting. Here we see three m... (more)
In 1953 the comapny CP(Companhia Paulista de Estradas de Ferro) purchased 3 units of this locomotive(contrary to what many think, that locomotives came new to Brazil and never runned in the USA) t... (more)
This is the result of a serious sideswipe incident between a loaded aluminum hopper and something else. Not only did much of the coal spill from the gapping hole created by the collision, the loss... (more)
VIA 6457 leads the very last eastbound Canadian scheduled on the CP prior to the cuts of January 1990 through Morant's Curve.
Many Parisian symbols around the world rail speed record trainset: the Seine River, a "Bateau Mouche" (touristic boat), the Eiffel Tower, the original Statue of Liberty (it served as a model for t... (more)
A westbound BNSF grain train crosses Fish Creek Trestle at Rivulet, Montana, on May 15, 2013. This 576-foot trestle is officially known as MRL Bridge 165, and was used in a few key scenes in the S... (more)
A Union Pacific coal train arcs through Big 10 Curve on the afternoon of June 9, 2013. In the foreground are two AC4400CWs being used as rear DPUs going through Eisele, Colorado. Directly below is... (more)
This kind of looks like my first train set!
On a fine autumn day in 1987, D&RGW train 665 crosses the Payson trestle with a trainload of Keigley dolomite for Geneva Steel of Utah. The wood pile bridge crosses both a local creek and Union Pa... (more)
On a stormy day UP 7631 passes under a double rainbow as it heads east into Palm Springs.
CP 8578 leads grain loads west, with 9805 on the rear (not visible)
“Alleghany West Virginia Railroad 777”, one of the “Unstoppable” movie locomotives, spends some time in Louisville before heading south over the PAL to VMV in Paducah. The unit appears to have par... (more)
C&O NW2 No. 5068 was going about the business of loading C&O car ferry "City of Midland 41" at Ludington, MI June 16, 1981. I remember being amazed at just how much the ship would lean to one sid... (more)
Wish I'd had a wide-angle to capture the cranes of destruction too while Union Pacific DD35 #75B spent it's last hours on the planet at "Scraporano." Build at LaGrange in May of 1964, this unit wa... (more)
After a long difficult climb - for the photographers - we are rewarded with this view of the eastbound California Zephyr.
The scenery out here in the Utah desert is stark, and striking.
Eastbound with four engines; going to go south to Master's Golf Tourament in Augusta,Ga. Consist was NS F9A 4270, NS F7B 4276, NS F7B 4275, NS GP38-2 5648 .
Train is passing under ex PRR signal B... (more)
UP's dirtiest engine makes it's way onto the Mojave Sub before backing into the West Colton Yard. A year ago this engine was barely dirty,http://www.railpictures.net/viewphoto.php?id=109951
A West Colton to Roseville manifest holds the siding at Ansel to let a southbound monster manifest by with the moon shinning down.
I spent a good many hours here that day and watched plenty of repair truck heading down the line towards Invermere. Fed up I headed north only to be met by this train heading south after about 30 ... (more)
I was a teenager railfan on the loose at Altoona... PRR Class FF16.
A 498 passes A 477......
Allegheny & West Virginia 777 and 767 (one of two sets of these) sit idle on the wye at Rayland, Ohio. These units are currently being used in the film "Unstoppable" staring Denzel Washington and ... (more)
Every noon this athlete was running on the lines a big distance.
Amtrak's Pere Marquette speeds through the morning fog in rural west Michigan on its way to Chicago.