Fresh from the paint shops at Horicon, the Hustle Muscle looks excellent...
490 was built for the streamlined "Chessie."
Locomotora Americana a las afueras de Coquimbo, trasladada hacia el Norte de Chile desde valparaiso para Ferronor
SP rebuilt SD40R has emerged from Tunnel #17 West of Newcastle on the #2 track. Three SD40T2's and an SD45 make up the rest of the lash-up.
Union Pacific's nightly Oakland-Stockton IOAST crosses over Altamont Pass Road as it makes it's way from the Bay Area to the Central Valley.
United Aircraft and DOT joined the Penn Central in operating the Turbotrain between Boston and New York.
It was a success with the passengers, but did fit with conventional trains in operations. ... (more)
Pan shot of MRL 652 accelerating away from Dixon.
WOW am I ever lucky to live in the Northwest! From Cascade Green, to Santa Fe War Bonnets, to H1 B-Units; there is always something dramatic to see on the Scenic Sub. I hope you like.
Canadian National train No. 104 crosses Prairie Creek Bridge at Hinton, Alberta, on the morning of July 19, 2013.
Built in 1971 by Alsthom and others, the TGV 001 was the very first prototype of all European high speed trains. It was before the first energy crisis and turbotrains had the preference of decisio... (more)
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)
My (the engineers view) sitting behind another train on the continent's longest (4.5 mile) Huey P Long railroad bridge just a few days before Hurricane Katrina. The bridge opened in Dec 1935. The ... (more)
A westbound BNSF coal train rolls along the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon, as the Northern Lights dance overhead. This is on Montana Rail Link's 2nd Subdivision between Toston and Lombard, Mont... (more)
Rise and shine! It's the start of a new day at the Strasburg Rail Road. No charter, no photo lines, just another day in August as the crew prepares #475, former N&W, to pick up an... (more)
With the sun peeking out, light snow falls as the flanger heads back to Roseville.
A loaded coal train derailed eightteen cars, seven of them hit the Crain Ave bridge.
Photo was taken about 1953 to 1955 with an Argus 35mm.
Bald eagle's view of the upper Mississippi River includes the Village of Bellevue Iowa and ICE 201 running right down Main St. Moments before an eagle actually did fly into the scene from a tree ... (more)
END OF THE LINE for CR 6407!
January 31, 1979- CR 6407 was the leader and CR 6377 was the trailing unit of a Syracuse-Enola freight that rear-ended a stopped Buffalo-Enola freight. Both trains w... (more)
Stressfull? Hardly... After a cold winter, cutting rail the steel will expand (pull); now with the mild temperatures we destress the track (contract). With no hydraulic pullers available, we make ... (more)
Due to a work window on Donner Pass, Amtrak's California Zephyr detoured over the old WP through Nevada and into California. Passing Keddie, #5 is heading out onto Spanish Creek Trestle.
The season of mid-week main line steam trains is now in full swing in the UK, and the "Scarborough Spa Express" was one of four running in various parts of the country on 29th July - a day of most... (more)
A storm front approaches from the South... Fort Wayne, Indiana, to be exact. A special thanks to Lerro Productions and the crew from Fort Wayne and SRI for this amazing time trek.
STOP-Obstruction Ahead That's what the sign the NS supervisors are carrying away said. To test the crew of the southbound TVA coal train to see if they followed the speed restriction, the s... (more)
It is almost 6:30a.m. and the sun has just crested over the mountains as the morning mist begins to dissipate.
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)
Eastbound KJRY train of empty coal hoppers leaves Iowa for Illinois.
BNSF 4723....Why does that number sound so familiar?
These passengers seem to have been caught off-guard by climate change as several Amtrak on-board personnel go all out to assist them in loading their ski equipment onto the eastbound California Z... (more)
Newly painted Southern Railway RS-3 at TVRM.
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!
East Millinocket Switcher hit a log truck going to Millinocket and derailed with 3 loads
The lack of sand on Milwaukee Road units during the winter months is fairly evident as the Engineer on a Chicago/Glendale train has a hard time keeping his rear unit holding the rail as he attempt... (more)
A 60 cm gauge NG service from Sabalgarh to Gwalior negotiates a short stretch of street running in Gwalior's suburbs. Manned gates impede the flow of road traffic during the train's passage, but p... (more)
The Proctor Roadswitch departs Rices Point light engine after having delivered interchange. The BNSF units on the right are making up the evening's Duluth Transfer for a return to Superior and wi... (more)
This is a view of the derailment site facing west, you can see the end of the train and the majority of damage from this view.
What appears to be an abandoned locomotive on some obscure branch line is, in reality, the back lot of the National Railroad Museum. 38A is just a shell, and is currently for sale.
Anyone know what this is? Looks to be some kind of booster. This is car 12 on a 16 car manifest up the 3% track on Cajon, sure did catch my eye.
Easter Sunday brings business as usual on BNSF's thronged Barstow to Needles mainline. A pair of BNSF "land barges" meet a few miles east of Siberia. Amboy Crater can be seen in the background.
The Southwest Chief rolls into Princeton to make a station stop on its way west.
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring Our Veterans" unit, SD60E #6920, leads train Z85411 (P54) away from Washington DC after being on display for National Train Day on May 11, 2013. The Nation's Capital ... (more)
NKP 765 poses as C&O 2765 for the New River Excursion.
A Roger Puta Photograph
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
A close up look of the ARMS barge, Anchorage Provider, being unloaded at Whittier. This barge not only hauls freight cars but also containers that are stacked on racks above the rail cars. If one ... (more)
The very bad contition of the line derailed the passenger train to the south. It was full of people nad grafities...
Coors Light - eat your heart out! A Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: ASEA AEM-7DCLocation: Hamilton, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: AMTK 937Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 22, 2011
E's, Geep's, Sw's, SD's, Slugs, MP's and even a couple GE's, something for just about everyone and behind me there are several more E's, Geeps a few CF7's a couple F40's two F45's and much much mo... (more)
With a rosy glow in the western sky, Union Pacific's Salt Lake to Los Angeles intermodal curves west through a superelevated curve just east of Erda, Utah. In the distance is Stansbury Island, the... (more)
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)
Yermo, north of Barstow, is where the UPRR stored most of the DD40Xs after they retired them. This one was still in service in 1972.
A Kansas City hobo catches a ride to Neff Yard
Looking for all the world like an RDC wearing an Alco FA mask, one of the Budd-built Roger Williams power units stands near Amtrak’s New Haven shops. Built in 1956, the six-car Roger Williams trai... (more)
Bird's-eye view of MAC's "collection".
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train just arrives for the Delanson show as the last of sunlight fades away for the night.
The eastbound KVR hotshot passes under a slide fence in a very hard to get scene along Kootenay Lake. It was just west of this location that 2 railwaymen lost their lives in 1995 when their train ... (more)
Less than a year after NS 18N derailed, NS 10N has derailed within CP Altoona and CP Cove Jct, at approximately 8pm. Several empty RBMN hoppers have piled up. All tracks are fouled except Main 2.
A family vacation of good balance. My wife likes to fish, and I like to watch trains. Our oldest boy likes everything, so we spent a nice Saturday afternoon enjoying the Mississippi River around D... (more)
It was a good day at Copper Creek
177-22 heads west along the calm autumn waters of the Bow River. There's snow on Sulphur Mountain by this time in September, and there was snow earlier on the ground that day. Railroad: Canadian Pacific RailwayLocomotive: GE ES44ACLocation: Banff, Alberta, CanadaLocomotive #: CP 8863Train ID: CP 177Photo Date: September 22, 2010
D&H Sharks 1205 and 1216 sit outside near the CNW engine facilities in Escanaba. Soon, they will be moved indoors to protect them, but at a price of rarely being seen.
Double traction steamtrain with the two former Deutsche Bahn "Pacific" coal fired two cylinder 01 202 (Association Pacific 01 202 in Lyss, Switzerland) and haevy fuel oil fired, three cylinder 01 ... (more)
The switch was not on the straight line position but possibly forgotten to the turn. So it happens....The night ic express from Athens to Alexandroupolis derailed and four coaches went to the fiel... (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)
After two days with about one meter of fresh snow, a wonderful day breaks. Shortly after seven in the morning the first train from Poschiavo just has reached Alp Grüm on 2091 m above sea level. Th... (more)
During the sunset of yet another workday, the F train huffs and puffs into Brooklyn's Smith and 9th Station, which at 87', is the tallest on the whole New York City transit system.
Mamiya 645 color negative
A supercell rotates upon itself in a fury of lightning for hours on end as it makes it's way eastward throughout the night. It is amazing the such a power storm can be so tightly packaged that the... (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 cyclist is working hard uphill as MM&A 3613 West battles grades of Quebec's Eastern Townships
Brand new Montana Rail Link SD70ACe, sporting it's fresh coat of paint.
The 1792 rests at NC DOT Capital yard Raleigh, NC. Slowly she is being parted out, after being involved in a crossing accident at 79mph with a low boy hauling an excavator in Mebane, NC.
Sunset at Winslow, AZ finds a westbound BNSF intermodal train leaving town for its nocturnal run across the desert to Los Angeles as two eastbound trains approach Winslow for a crew change.
The 22nd Annual Glory Days Festival was held from September 12-14 at White River Junction, Vermont. The event was attended by railroad rolling stock from Pan Am Railways, Vermont Rail System, New... (more)
The Westbound WMSR train blast around Helmstetters curve, high above Cumberland
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)
Truly inspiring life experiences like this don't come along too often, but this day was one of those days for me. I had the distinct privilege of meeting a little boy who loved trains so much he w... (more)
Amtrak splits one of the endangered pairs of blades on a chilly evening.
The next unit over is 351A an F3A and the next is 370A an F7A.
DUH! An impatient driver runs around the gates at the Market St grade Xing right in front of an Operation Lifesaver Special geared at this specific offense! Yes that is an Amtrak PO in the nose do... (more)
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit more)
Now in its fourth consecutive year of operation, CN's employee Santa train has become an annual holiday fixture on the GTW. Running under sunny skies and frigid temperatures, IC 101 hustles the tr... (more)
607 with the "Powhatan Arrow" lies on her side after a derailment resulting in the death of the fireman. Cause, failure to obey automatic block-signal & entering turnout at excessive speed (77 mph... (more)
The first major winter storm of the season has decended upon the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon and the "Oregon Short Line" - UP's main line between the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest.
Carrizo Gorge Railways (CZRY) F7(A) #100 on Goat Canyon trestle
An A-B-A set of CLC C-Liners are turning on the wye at Tadanac, BC next to the Cominco plant which produces lead and zinc. They will assemble their train for the return trip to Nelson, BC later i... (more)
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
In May 1961 a westbound Southern Pacific (T&NO) train derailed on the Colorado River bridge between Winchester and West Point, Texas, on T&NO's DALSA main line between Hearne and Flatonia, Texas.... (more)
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in t... (more)
On it's way to the MINExpo International 2012, the EMDX 1201 sits under wraps in Battle Creek Yard waiting to go out on train 393. The tarp and Police escort protecting the new top secret paint jo... (more)