Dust and exhaust from a loaded BNSF coal train mix with an already hazy atmosphere as the sun sets over western North Dakota.
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)
Operating on the original Rio Grande mainline through a trackage rights agreement with Union Pacific, a pair of clean BNSF GE's bring up the rear of a Denver-bound manifest, as it descends Price R... (more)
As tree branches snap and rails creak IAIS 512 & 718 slowly make their way out of the south end of the EJ&E Yard with EJ&E 100 ton covered coil cars and 50' gons along the spur that will take them... (more)
Southern Pacific DD35 9902 is one of three rostered by the SP. Originally 8402, it was later renumbered 9502 (in 1965) and then 9902 (in 1969). The DD35 was designed as a booster for GP35s, and ... (more)
The wrecks of SS4-0043. This locomotive encountered an in-tunnel derailment in Gansu Province when the Wenchuan Earthquake happened on May 12, 2008. The rear locomotive section (SS4-0043A) and the... (more)
Gone but not forgotten, this long string of Conrail boxcars rots away on the abandoned tracks at Rose yard.
Before the real work commenced for the day, a quick jaunt to Lanesboro, Pennsylvania was in order for a rare daylight passage of the New York Susquehanna & Western's Port Jervis, NJ to Syracuse, N... (more)
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)
The coal fired, steam powered, car ferry Chief Wawatam is being loaded by Soo Line GP-30 708 at the St. Ignace dock in June of 1979.
Far from home rails and testimonial of a long gone railroad, a memory to the Ferrocarril Nacionales de Mexico, near the famous Tehachapi Loop.
This is not a locomotive. It is movie prop for the new Christopher Nolan film, INCEPTION. If you look closely at the fake Blomberg trucks, you can see the tires of the three-axle Peterbilt that is... (more)
With literally hundreds of people scattered about Nicholson the CPR Holiday Train makes a five minute stop atop the viaduct.
In a view that the great O. Winston Link saw on a regular basis on the Abingdon Branch, N&W 382 passes through a snow bank as big as the engine as the engineer leans out the window checking the cl... (more)
UP 3985 makes good time up the Spine Line seen here in a zoom-out-pan just north of Castle Rock on her way to South St. Paul.
D&H PA's 18 & 19 northbound Adirondack on a cold, snowy day.
Southern's aluminum articulated coal hopper, no. 100--a one of a kind experiment.
On August 31, with an invite to ride along and explore a 6-mile stretch of trackage not reachable by roadways (as they were completely washed away), a hi-rail trip revealed some serious damage. N... (more)
The sun is rising on another day on the Mendota Sub near the small township of Meriden. These classic CB&Q signals litter this subdivision from Galesburg, IL, to Aurora, IL, on the 120 miles of th... (more)
GP9 8808 wades in Slocan Lake as it adjusts the barge slip by poling it. The train,Loco 1 car and caboose will eventually load onto the barge and travel 30 miles up Slocan Lake to Rosebery to serv... (more)
Preparing the Spreader
The war is over and the troops are gradually coming home. Here a couple are re-united on platform 10 at London's smoky Liverpool Street station. Other soldiers wait, siting beside or on their kitb... (more)
Rescued Train; 16 inches of snow fell in 8 hours and this eastbound stack train got into trouble on the icy rails shortly after starting down the 2.2% grade. At 5 MPH over the post speed f... (more)
The Northbound Denali Star crosses Riley Creek on a nice steel trestle and arrives on time at the Denali Park station. This is one of the last runs of the daily train as staring next week this tra... (more)
A BNSF stack train heads east along the Mississippi River. Shot from atop Brady's Bluff in Perrot State Park, roughly 500 feet above track level. Note that my wife and sister are in the foregrou... (more)
Sometimes when you are trackside you see something that can't be... like this NJDOT E8 on the old CNJ Main. Conrail did not use E8s on this line, and even though they were maintained at Elizabeth... (more)
We're deep into the PRR steam era from the Dziobko camera. Assuming the date on the slide is the date the photo was actually taken, it would seem to contradict the late Don Ball, Jr., in his book... (more)
The first train to head down the Amboy Secondary since the snow started falling the previous night, SA31 pauses on the Amboy Secondary in Helmetta for a few minutes.
to the Decay II. Vehicles are held for the purpose of renewal, the storage conditions are terrible and unworthy. Railroad: Hungarian State Railways (MÁV)Locomotive: MÁV 326Location: Budapest, HungaryLocomotive #: 326,160Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 25, 2010
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.
Cab view of an ore train derailment.
The Niagara was the epitome of powerful dual-purpose NYC steam, and could stand its ground on the ledger sheet with the invading internal combustion power. Nonetheless, 6014 was scrapped a year o... (more)
Wrecked CSX ES44DC in Barr Yard from the three train collision last week near Valparaiso, Indiana southeast of Chicago.
An overview of NS' gathering of its heritage locomotives at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, NC during the media preview day. Thanks to NS / NCTM for hosting this event and for... (more)
CSX Q438 a Hamlet, NC, Rocky Mount NC, Richmond VA, Baltimore MD, Selkirk NY mixed freight is crossing over 9th Street SW in Washington, DC, as seen from Room 15-111 of the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel. V... (more)
The Milwaukee Road's Lacrosse,WI. round house area as seen from the west end of the mainline engine service area at the Copeland Ave. crossing.
NS 16T was stopped on the mainline that runs along side RT. 747, "Old Route 11" near the town of Dublin when NS 27V came out of Radford and collided with 16T. Derailing the lead engine on 27V and... (more)
A billion dollars worth of power plant upgrading goes on in the foreground as a CP train makes its way up Shortline Hill, an unusual detour on account of bridgework on the regular route. Xcel Ene... (more)
On a frigid but clear morning at the coaling tower at Farm, an eastbound loaded coal drag waits patiently for a set of helpers to pass before heading to Bluefield.
Hot car: An eastbound Chicago and North Western freight going through Sussex, Wisconsin, on May 24, 1986, had a car of lumber on fire. They stopped and cut the car from both parts of the train, wh... (more)
For the RP.net rivet counters: The prototype GG1 from 1935 featured a riveted body, seen here in this Ansco-Color view as the train makes a stop at South Amboy. Lurking a few hundred feet behind ... (more)
Yes it did look like and sound like an airplane. At the time of this picture security on the Penn-Central was very lax on the right of way. The photographer in front of me is obviously in a danger... (more)
The slogan says "We Will Deliver", well they sure delivered all right. They just didn't say when, where, and how they would deliver this brand new Nissan SUV.
The southbound Denali Star cruises through Fort Richardson on fast track and is just a few minutes from arrival at Alaska Railroad's historic downtown depot. In the background are the ever present... (more)
Skirting a quick-moving morning rainstorm, an eastbound BNSF coal train passes through the late spring green-covered Badlands of North Dakota at Sully Springs on June 20, 2015.
Diesels here! Get your BNSF Diesel here! We have SD75's,SD60M's. We have what you want! We also have SD45-2's and SD40-2'S. Dont' see something you like? We probably have it here somewhere. ... (more)
This is good news for the meter gauge locos class DL537.The 1st one reconstruction of loco A9101 by NREC-U.S it's an event for the railfans. The nice is that she painted in the original scheme.New... (more)
The Bloomer Shippers Line Railroad used two Geeps to plow out the entire railroad Friday. Former Northern Pacific 7591, the Bloomer's first loco, gets some attention as trackworkers use scoop shov... (more)
The symmetry of the coal loads are visible as this coal drag is about to enter the Harpers Ferry tunnel after crossing the Potomac.
Russell-Cumberland daily manifest, CSX Q316 creeps north along the Christmas decorated Main Street of St. Marys, east on the former B&O Ohio River Subdivision to New Martinsville. It's 9:00 PM on ... (more)
Three NS GE locomotives help hold back a 200 car loaded coal train as it descends the grade between Princeton, WV and the junction with the former N&W at Oakvale. The 100 foot tall trestle here ca... (more)
G&W owned Genset makes it's way south from the Owens Corning plant in Brookville through the tree tunnels north of Cedar Grove, Indiana.
brand new csx unit and one of the first to be in the yn3 scheme for their new order
Rio Grande #6001 Alco PA1+PB1+PA1 are in charge of the 'California Zephyr' at Grand Junction, Colorado. Both east and westbound were fueled and watered at facilities on either end of the depot p... (more)
Centerbeam Attacks Covered Hopper
On the morning of May 21, 2010, the UP MPDPW manifest train derailed as it was arriving at Albany yard. An empty centerbeam, the 15th car from the end... (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)
The evening of September 25th, the nightly PRWO derailed the cabless B unit in the upper Valley Falls yard. Without a whimper or a groan, the cabless B unit was lifted back onto the rails - took l... (more)
The Malad Local rambles along the old pond at Watery Lane in Brigham City on May 9, 1995.
NS westbound getting ready to cross the double track CSX main at Selma, NC.
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)
Ten new GE locomotives (five 1200-series EFVM BB40-9WM and five 200-series EFC 5800 HP ES58ACi) make their way from Erie to an East Coast port, where they will continue their journey by ship to Br... (more)
A collection of characters waits by the main, as a typical WW&F Ry freight rolls past Head Tide Tank and onto points south. Actually it's the last set-up of the day during the museum's "Annual Pic... (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)
Steam rises into cold air as fog has just about burned off on the morning of October 2, 2014. Silence is broken on Montana Rail Link’s Fourth Subdivision when eastbound BNSF MSPOLAU (Spokane to La... (more)
600mm view of BB 12 clearing the line after a major snowfall. The code line charm of this former C&O line will soon be gone, as new signals take hold.
NS trail 921 displays a trio of new NS locomotives from JLS as they sit on the siding in Bethlehem, Pa awaiting their next assigned crew. They are enjoying the nice 1200am moonlight morning sky a... (more)
One of Metro North's inspection trains after Hurricane Sandy. Train crews looked for trees or any obstructions on the tracks, stopped when one was spotted and on board track workers armed with cha... (more)
Alcos A9108 and A9104 head on some tank cars on the way to the oil refinery. This train runs every 20 days about.
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
Yep, it's still there. Approximately a year after being abandoned here, MMA 8583 and a short train are still in Ste-Sabine, Quebec. The reason for this is the poor condition of the t... (more)
37410 leads Pathfinder Tours’ 1Z37 “The Snowdonian” 06.00 Cardiff Central to Pwllheli railtour across Criccieth beach.
Norfolk Southern train 11V climbs the mountain around track three at Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania. The entire train can be seen: Engines 8073 and 9311, 87 cars, and helper units 633... (more)
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)
This empty coal train is pulling out of the siding at Sully Spings. Over to Ryder will go the 8295 to meet the next coal train coming east. Track warrants issued this day were up in the 300's by 2... (more)
Here's morning action at Terminal Tower as seen through the marine layer blanketing the L.A. basin after arrival of The Lark
Restored N&W Class A 1218 is panned at Ada, WV on the return leg of a Roanoke to Bluefield r/t in the rain. This was the engine's first public excursion after rebuilding. Sadly, she's stuffed and ... (more)
TRRA units 1512, 1517, 1513, 1501, 1502, 1515, and 1507 were moved from St Louis to Waycross in a dedicated train (X98220), in hopes of avoiding a situation like the derailment of the first batch ... (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)
Storage line of SD40 , SD40-2 , and C39-8 locomotives.
CP train 220 passes Marina Park as it leaves Thunder Bay. Trailing in the consist for 220 today is a new locomotive for Go Transit.
Taking the high line! Cass Scenic Railroad #5 pushes hard towards Whittaker as Shay #4 sits before heading on down to Cass. Photo taken at the upper switch back.
A "dummy" wheelset is being installed to replace a bad set that had a burned out bearing.
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 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)
Shatner on the Shore Line. Much of the filming for the 1979 ABC-TV movie 'Disaster on the Coastliner', set in California, actually took place in Southeastern Connecticut. Here, a disgruntled eng... (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)