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)
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)
N&W 1218 Nouthbound Over The Cumberland River Trestle - Burnside, KY.
SNIM (Mauritania) SD70ACs #CC-122 is the first of its kind produced early this year at Progress Rail in Muncie, IN. The SNIM unit now operates in the country of Mauritania in North Africa. You w... (more)
Pennys dancing just prior to getting crushed.
On a starry night in rural Willowtown, an eastbound silhouettes the classic N&W CPL's.
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.
Among my oldest slides, this Anscochrome was faded but brought back to some semblance of life by Photoshop. A Santa Fe tug and barge pick up the Santa Fe's share of the NWP's interchange traffic ... (more)
A view of the rear of the Railmate train shows how the one axle bogie interlocks into the frame of the dump trailers.
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.
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit more)
Big Boy being moved to new location of Kenefick Park.
temp was about -5 degrees Farenheit
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)
This kind of looks like my first train set!
GEVO 8711 heading up a hotshot 100 series intermodal train, glides downhill through Morant's Curve.
A 498 passes A 477......
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
Photographer- my Father- Guy Lisowski.
Amtrak's Boston to Washington DC "Patriot" derailed at 2:40 PM while traveling 70 mph 10 minutes after leaving 30th Street station in the southwest Philad... (more)
CP 9756 + CP 9159 pull 87 cars with ease breaking a fresh trail on the rail.
VIA 6457 leads the very last eastbound Canadian scheduled on the CP prior to the cuts of January 1990 through Morant's Curve.
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)
Erie 1068, Norfolk Southern's thirteenth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp.commore)
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
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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
The iceman...is here. Note stencil that car is for ice service only.
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)
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)
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.
CP 8578 leads grain loads west, with 9805 on the rear (not visible)
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)
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 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)
Blue hour descends on BNSF's former Northern Pacific Rices Point yard in Duluth after a nice dusting of snow earlier in the day. A pair of switchers work cars as the wind picks up and the temperat... (more)
Every noon this athlete was running on the lines a big distance.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Amtrak's Pere Marquette speeds through the morning fog in rural west Michigan on its way to Chicago.
Passanger train hit a dump truck creating a 300 yard fire ball truck driver fatal 16 passengers transported to local hospital
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
After a long days work clearing the rails over the summit, the spreader powered by two GP38-2's idles in the heavy snowfall
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)
“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)
I was a teenager railfan on the loose at Altoona... PRR Class FF16.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Western grain train drops down the Elkhorn grade through the dense fog on a fall morning in late October.
Friday night at the Fullerton, Calif. depot. A local punk band was playing a at the café and railfans were watching the track crew replace a section of rail next to the platform. So here's BNSF 54... (more)
What you won't see in Trains Magazine in March of the Cumberland Maryland Locomotive Shops
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)
Westbound #17 Rio Grande Zephyr slowly winds its way through Byers Canyon behind 5771 5762 253 5763
NSHR 44 makes its way through the snow by the Rupert Covered Bridge.
A West Colton to Roseville manifest holds the siding at Ansel to let a southbound monster manifest by with the moon shinning down.
A BNSF train lost its air brakes and turned into a runaway train that ended up in CP's Pig's Eye Yard.
Head-on collision on single track mainline.
Trains no longer run along Tennessee Pass, but hikers enjoy the area along this section of the line near Red Cliff.
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)
Larry's Truck and Electric Service is full of historical railroad equipment. It is amazing to walk around through the scrapyard and just the sheer amount of old locomotives overwhelms you and leav... (more)
Vale mining locomotives are Brazil exports. The extra NS helper units added up front at CP Traff. Included in the lot are Vale initials (CVRD) 1265, 1266, 1267, 1268, 1269, 1270, 1271, 1272, 12... (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)
3-cylinder Pacific 'Duke of Gloucester' drifts over Berwick's famous viaduct into the Berwick water stop, bound for Edinburgh on day 1 of the 5 day 'North Briton' steam land cruise. This structure... (more)
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)
One of the new kids on the block idles on Jasper's shop track. CN C40-8 2123 was set off by Q112 and would later head back west towards Vancouver on power troubled M309.
Snow falls as a heavy eastbound manifest pulls up to the siding at Scenic Washington to find 9 rail fans waiting. In a rare event the conductor hops off his train and for the next 2 hours the rai... (more)