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..
A Thornton Yard (Canada) to Everett, WA manifest cruises along Puget Sound on a sunny but cold day.
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit 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
Cab view from the conductors side of CN 2538 northbound on the Superior Sub.
9011 overturned when K-959 hit K-960 head-on on 9/22/05.
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)
Western grain train drops down the Elkhorn grade through the dense fog on a fall morning in late October.
Passengers and pigs disembark from a Shibanxi bound train.
Erie 1068, Norfolk Southern's thirteenth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp.commore)
N&W 1218 Nouthbound Over The Cumberland River Trestle - Burnside, KY.
On a starry night in rural Willowtown, an eastbound silhouettes the classic N&W CPL's.
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.
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)
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)
When train 1636 from Tirano to St.Moritz, pulled by ABe 4/4 # 56 and 55, was entering Alp Grüm station through the panorama curve of more then 180 degrees, the snow blower X rot mt # 95404 with lo... (more)
Pennys dancing just prior to getting crushed.
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)
Big Boy being moved to new location of Kenefick Park.
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)
temp was about -5 degrees Farenheit
As Union Pacific "Big Boy" 4014 slowly makes its way toward the Metrolink mainline at the northern end of the Fairplex (location of the Los Angeles County Fair), a process that will take many days... (more)
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.
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.
Three tank cars, one of which was breached and burned, in the James River, the day after the fiery oil train derailment in downtown Lynchburg.
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)
A view of the rear of the Railmate train shows how the one axle bogie interlocks into the frame of the dump trailers.
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.
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)
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)
GEVO 8711 heading up a hotshot 100 series intermodal train, glides downhill through Morant's Curve.
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
CP 9756 + CP 9159 pull 87 cars with ease breaking a fresh trail on the rail.
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)
Alone, unloved and unwanted. Gen. Douglas MacArthur once said that "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." That pretty well describes what's happening with this old gal. You are lo... (more)
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.
Amtrak's Empire Builder makes an unscheduled stop in Wauwatosa,WI.. Warned by the local PD#8 stops short of the errant vehicle on the tracks. The local Police Officer does not seem to be at all im... (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)
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)
VIA 6457 leads the very last eastbound Canadian scheduled on the CP prior to the cuts of January 1990 through Morant's Curve.
The iceman...is here. Note stencil that car is for ice service only.
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.
This kind of looks like my first train set!
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)
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)
A 498 passes A 477......
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
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)
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)
CP 8578 leads grain loads west, with 9805 on the rear (not visible)
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.
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.
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)
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 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)
Every noon this athlete was running on the lines a big distance.
On a stormy day UP 7631 passes under a double rainbow as it heads east into Palm Springs.
Oil burning 15F heads South with the setting sun behind it.
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)
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)
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)
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)
Amtrak's Pere Marquette speeds through the morning fog in rural west Michigan on its way to Chicago.
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)
I was a teenager railfan on the loose at Altoona... PRR Class FF16.
Standing on the rear platform of the caboose, the brakeman is going to be enjoying a beautiful sunrise in a few minutes. PM 1225 is hustling a northbound freight past Smith Rd.
A Veranda turbine helps Big Boy 4020 with a reefer train over Sherman Hill. Photo taken by Jack Pfeifer.
“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)
A former Seaboard caboose (complete with horn) creeps over the Route 2 crossing enroute to the chemical plant just out of the frame while a security guard from the plant gets out of his suburban t... (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)
A West Colton to Roseville manifest holds the siding at Ansel to let a southbound monster manifest by with the moon shinning down.
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)
Under a full moon I shot this 5 minute 52 second exposure of a long BNSF pig train between Tunnel 10 and Marcel. The long string of trailers created a nice ghosting effect under the moonlight.
Severe Thunderstorms at 10:35a blew 5 railcars and 11 40' containers over the side of the Huey P. Long Bridge. Railcars and containers fell about 60-70 feet to the ground.
There is one railcar th... (more)
Something you don't see everyday. Work continues on the progress to close ALTO tower within the next 6-12 months. The current switches at ALTO will be torn out except for the switch to Hollidaysbu... (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)
With the severe flooding in North Dakota, the water in one of the lakes just outside of Sanborn, ND is almost up to the top of the BNSF causeway.
Inspired by a photo from David Honan and the "star wars" effect shows the classic C&O pole signal at Indian displaying a rather odd and rare "double approach" indication as a heavy snow falls from... (more)
Climax locomotive 1694 crosses the Monbulk Creek Trestle only a few minutes into it's official relaunch run to Menzies Creek and Emerald.
Trains Unlimited photo freight backed under rainbow created from opening 473's cylinder cocks. The 1950's era "Bumblebee" scheme looked sharp on the former Denver & Rio Grande Western RR K-28 Alco... (more)
What you won't see in Trains Magazine in March of the Cumberland Maryland Locomotive Shops
APA 81 and 5 other Alcos leads a manifest, along with an embedded cut of blue coal hoppers from the Blue Looper coal train, over the top of the hill at Milepost 30. From here it is downhill to Sno... (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)
Westbound #17 Rio Grande Zephyr slowly winds its way through Byers Canyon behind 5771 5762 253 5763
Passanger train hit a dump truck creating a 300 yard fire ball truck driver fatal 16 passengers transported to local hospital
After a long days work clearing the rails over the summit, the spreader powered by two GP38-2's idles in the heavy snowfall