Brand new CW44AC's to RUMO Logística, partnership with ALL.
New GE Tier-2 "Evolution" locomotive, (12-cyl, 4400-HP, AC traction), is heading back west. Seen here enroute at the UP's Proviso Yard.
Melt slag is being unloaded at Center dross depot.
A pair of Alcos A9106,A9103 rossing Isthmos canal
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 pair of EMD 710 prime movers sit on the shop floor. One came from locomotive No. 2269, the other from SD70M 4988.
Drift busting! 2 SD40-2's clear the way after the recent western MN snowfall.
Twice a day at the museum a demonstration is given of turning a steam locomotive on a turntable. This has fallen to 790 'Hardwicke' for some time and it is seen here as it rotates around in the ce... (more)
A glorious winter day is upon the Tehachapi Loop as a quintet of modern and classic power leads a stack train up the mountain toward Tehachapi, Mojave, Barstow, and points beyond.
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)
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)
Finally! I caught a second train in good light at this location. And this was the second chance, the first spoiled by the open door of a very late Cascades 516, featuring another P32, AMTK 509. ... (more)
The rear end helper on 671 shoves up, while further up the line the head end pulls like mad to get the loaded potash train up the hill. It's not often everything lines up like this!
A meter gauge ic on the way to Patras crossing the port of Egio. Heavy sea ram this dmu unit on the side.
Starlight, starbright, first train I saw that night... A trek several hundred feet from the photoline allowed this image to come to fruition. PM #1225 sits under a starry Michigan night. A 10 se... (more)
Eclectic Mix- WC,BCOL,CN,GTW & IC power sit out the summer of 2011 with an uncertain fate. Woodcrest Shops, South Lot.
A short manifest on the CSX Pittsburgh Sub (Streak nearest river on the right) hauls North parallel to carson street (Streak nearest right side of screen), across from the city of bridges, Pittsbu... (more)
Oil burning leased ATSF 5034 is in the process of being fired up for Sandusky coal service, an overhead view from St. Clair Ave. comes courtesy of friendly PRR employees. They had tipped John and... (more)
Just before 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015, the trucks on a 2-Bay GraniteRock Open Hopper failed and completely fell off causing the last car of this train, the LRM36R out of Milpitas, to t... (more)
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)
Passengers and pigs disembark from a Shibanxi bound train.
One of two tunnels on the "Kanawha & West" railroad. This line was originally owned by the Kanawha & West railroad before being taken over by the New York Central in later years. Infact, a small N... (more)
A solid set of three Bessemer units (909, 906, 903) pull empty ore cars off Dock 6 while the vessels Joe Block and Walter J. McCarthy Jr pass. The grass covered trestle on the right served the shu... (more)
This was somewhere around Alamosa, CO. I was vacationing in the Midwest and happen to spot this from a local road, maybe half a mile away. It was on a very rarely used segment of track, possibly a... (more)
The light at the end of the tunnel is, in fact, an approaching train: In less than a second, a westbound will emerge from the darkness of Cascade Tunnel into the gloom of a twilit evening. The h... (more)
No, this is not North Little Rock, this is Union Pacific DD40X #6944 looking good as new at Norfolk Southern's Juniata Shop in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The big Centennial has undergone a cosmetic r... (more)
A sad reminder to Look! Listen! Live! The BNSF 9142 gets some emergency repairs after it struck a SUV a few hours earlier. The accident killed all the vehicle's occupants instant... (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.
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
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 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)
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)
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.
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)
Night Photo for the OC Railfan Weekend.
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.
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.
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)
Gotta respect the iron... for a closeup of #1225 at speed, Click HERE.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Amtrak train 513 get's a unexpected bath! Due to extremely high winds and high tide, the storm surge was higher than I have ever seen it before on the Puget Sound! Waves were literally coming up a... (more)
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.
One of the ten Baldwin Hudsons built in 1937 for the New Haven RR prepares to work the 155 miles to Boston in c1939. Photographer unknown scanned from a post card size negative.
temp was about -5 degrees Farenheit
Big Boy being moved to new location of Kenefick Park.
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)
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)
Wild rocky mountain daises wave in the breeze as 102-13 blows by on a beautiful clear day
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.
The Lake State Railway quietly unveiled its new corporate scheme on December 5, when a former CITX SD40-2 that the company purchased recently was rolled out in the modernized lightning stripe imag... (more)
On a starry night in rural Willowtown, an eastbound silhouettes the classic N&W CPL's.
Pennys dancing just prior to getting crushed.
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..
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)
Colorado & Southern 2-8-0 no. 608 surrounded by freight cars in the yard behind Denver Union Station in 1958. Photograph by more)
185 211-0 in the near of Rüdesheim under the Castle Ehrenfels.
“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)
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.
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)
Federal, state and local officials today celebrated the opening of the $142 million Englewood flyover, a major railroad bridge that has eliminated a significant source of train delays on the south... (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)
A Thornton Yard (Canada) to Everett, WA manifest cruises along Puget Sound on a sunny but cold day.
CP 9756 + CP 9159 pull 87 cars with ease breaking a fresh trail on the rail.
Two EMD F40PHs lead Amtrak No. 8, the Empire Builder, across the celebrated Two Medicine Bridge at East Glacier, Montana, surrounded by a clear, cool winter wonderland in Glacier National Park.
A view of the rear of the Railmate train shows how the one axle bogie interlocks into the frame of the dump trailers.
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.
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)
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)
9011 overturned when K-959 hit K-960 head-on on 9/22/05.
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)
On a stormy day UP 7631 passes under a double rainbow as it heads east into Palm Springs.
VIA 6457 leads the very last eastbound Canadian scheduled on the CP prior to the cuts of January 1990 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
Delivered earlier in that year, LV 560 gets a hand wash at the Oak Island engine terminal. I was chased out of there after these shots on account of high anxiety at the start of the Korean War. ... (more)
Southern's aluminum articulated coal hopper, no. 100--a one of a kind experiment.
A West Colton to Roseville manifest holds the siding at Ansel to let a southbound monster manifest by with the moon shinning down.
The iceman...is here. Note stencil that car is for ice service only.
I was a teenager railfan on the loose at Altoona... PRR Class FF16.
GEVO 8711 heading up a hotshot 100 series intermodal train, glides downhill through Morant's Curve.
N&W #46, "The Tennessean," slides over Jefferson Street crossing. To the right is the Norfolk & Western General Office Bldg, a 1951 Dodge and a circa 1941 Mack bus in the Safety Motor Transit sch... (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)
Cab view from the conductors side of CN 2538 northbound on the Superior Sub.
The engineer looks back for the highball to take the train to New York City after the engine change at South Amboy. The NJ Transit GG1 is in "heritage" livery.