CN 2548 and CN 5534 (too bad it wasn't leading instead!) lead C770's train east into some beautiful morning light. The train consists of a brand new NOKL coal set... and a few old CN cars.
Moonlight was the only light, so I setup the tripod and fought the high winds to get this shot!
Exhausts stand tall as three GP38s push, at full throttle, behind the hack of an eastbound coal train.
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)
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)
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)
A pre-dawn view out the cab of a CDOT Shore Line East commuter train approaching New Haven, CT. Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC
Heading east via the MRL.
A "dummy" wheelset is being installed to replace a bad set that had a burned out bearing.
ex C&NW GE C44-9W was involved in a fatal accident in Clinto Iowa. Two veteran railroaders lost their lives as a result of their locomotive running into the rear of another train.
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)
Frost covered rail spikes at the abandoned Nashville grain siding on CP's MacTier Sub.
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)
Eastbound Q296 passes two that are waiting for new crews. 581 and 5214 were shut down so hooking them up to air allows much quicker departure time.
Note the solar pannels on the Herzog ballast c... (more)
38th Street Yard tower at right. Train on North Lead had BNSF 2811 (off track tipping towards McDonalds) and SD40-2 RCL 6393 tangled with covered hoppers which fell onto South Lead and main. Coa... (more)
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)
Cascades 516 crosses Bridge 14 at Chambers Creek, while the Christine Anderson arrives at the Steilacoom ferry dock. The passengers of the vessel and the train get to sit back and enjoy an incre... (more)
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)
Melt slag is being unloaded at Center dross depot.
A BNSF grain train heads east near Perma, Montana along the Flathead River as cold morning temps caused heavy frost in parts of the valley.
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 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)
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.
CP 8748 and CP 8742 during the early hours of a beautiful August day wait for their new crew at the east end of track 2 in Field yard.
An eastbound Norfolk Southern train waits for the signal on the former Reading Railroad Bridge.
A meter gauge ic on the way to Patras crossing the port of Egio. Heavy sea ram this dmu unit on the side.
At the press conference to show off the BNSF Railway's Hydrogen Hybrid, HH20B 1205, the assembled dignitaries show off the engine to California's Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (second from left).... (more)
Amtrak 19 glides across the Lake Ponchartrain causeway at 60mph.
Brand new CW44AC's to RUMO Logística, partnership with ALL.
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)
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)
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.
NS 309 was passing through Lakewood when it struck a pedestrian at Brockley Street. Why did the pedestrian get struck? He was making a gesture towards the train which involved his middle finger. H... (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.
Eclectic Mix- WC,BCOL,CN,GTW & IC power sit out the summer of 2011 with an uncertain fate. Woodcrest Shops, South Lot.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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
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.
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!
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 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)
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)
A pair of Alcos A9106,A9103 rossing Isthmos canal
Baldwin EM-1 Yellowstone 2-8-8-4 in Painesville, OH. My dad took this picture on the B&0 Fairport Harbor to Warren branch near the NKP crossing.
This line has was abandoned in the early 1980s ... (more)
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.
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)
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 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)
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.
The brand new One World Trade Center has taken it's place in the ever-changing New York City skyline. At 1,776' it has grabbed the title of tallest building in New York City from the 1,250' Empire... (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)
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)
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)
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.
With three GEs on the point and two more bringing up the rear, all working hard to keep it's battle with gravity in check, a Roseville bound manifest negotiates the most famous portion of rail on ... (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.
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)
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.
End of the line, but thanks to Amtrak making some parts available on eBay these locomotives can live on forever in the collections of fans. more)
A strong afternoon thunderstorm moves towards Eastern Montana . There is little doubt the fishermen along the Missouri River are getting wet...
Meanwhile the sun has re-appeared over Mullan Pas... (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.
“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)
Gotta respect the iron... for a closeup of #1225 at speed, Click HERE.
temp was about -5 degrees Farenheit
Southern's aluminum articulated coal hopper, no. 100--a one of a kind experiment.
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)
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.
Big Boy being moved to new location of Kenefick Park.
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.
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)
On a starry night in rural Willowtown, an eastbound silhouettes the classic N&W CPL's.
Pennys dancing just prior to getting crushed.
A switching mishap where two trains tried to occupy a diamond at the same time is being cleaned up at Chicago and North Western’s Butler Yard at Butler, Wisconsin, in September 1983. C&NW EMD SD38... (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)
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)
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..
Wild rocky mountain daises wave in the breeze as 102-13 blows by on a beautiful clear day
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.
A power line-up. It's just after dawn on a cold morning in February, and the locomotives of the Nevada Northern Railway are getting ready for work. Pictured here are the four work horses t... (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)
Trout through the ice: An eastbound BNSF intermodal train cruises by Frog Pond west of Trout Creek, Montana, on January 25, 2013. Not long before the arrival of this train, the young daughter of o... (more)