Every noon this athlete was running on the lines a big distance.
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)
Big Boy being moved to new location of Kenefick Park.
VIA 6457 leads the very last eastbound Canadian scheduled on the CP prior to the cuts of January 1990 through Morant's Curve.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy's Nebraska Zephyr, having just departed Galesburg, IL, heads towards a late evening arrival in Aurora followed by a trek on the Racetrack before arriving back at Uni... (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.
CC20154 leads a full load of tank wagons, leaving the Bumiayu Station to Tegal Station.
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.
Passanger train hit a dump truck creating a 300 yard fire ball truck driver fatal 16 passengers transported to local hospital
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)
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.
B&O E7A, E6B, E7A units arrive at the Jersey Central Elizabeth station with train no. 2, NATIONAL LIMITED, from St. Louis.
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)
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 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)
temp was about -5 degrees Farenheit
Southbound 123 train crosses the North Fork New River in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
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)
UP Challenger X3941 rolls off the table at Cheyenne. For more color views from that day, click here>
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)
On a stormy day UP 7631 passes under a double rainbow as it heads east into Palm Springs.
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)
Amtrak's Pere Marquette speeds through the morning fog in rural west Michigan on its way to Chicago.
NSHR 44 makes its way through the snow by the Rupert Covered Bridge.
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.
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit 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)
NYC sharks wait at Harmon in 3rd-rail territory. This shot and others came during a family cruise up the Hudson valley on a Sunday in the '50 Olds Rocket 88. John, a teenager at the time, reca... (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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
Coal train inbound to Ameren UE's Rush Island power plant wades through some flood waters of the Mississippi River on May 21, 2010. I am the supervisor of the unloading crew at this plant for Amer... (more)
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)
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)
With late season thunderstorms rumbling over the Bookcliffs in the background, Union Pacific’s LJP45 “dirt train” local approaches Mounds, Utah, late on the afternoon of November 21, 2003. Rio Gra... (more)
VIA Rail’s train No. 2, the Canadian, rolls eastbound with 21 cars through Robertson’s Curve at Swan Landing, Alberta, on the afternoon of July 7, 2014. The spectacular Brule Range is softly refle... (more)
If you've ever wondered what happens to a loaded coal hopper when it is hit too hard during coupling...this is it.
Head-on collision on single track mainline.
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)
Montana Rail Link’s Paradise Local crosses the Clark Fork at Paradise, Montana, on September 13, 2011. Powering the train today are two EMD GP9s, Nos. 113 and 127, heading eastbound to switch Tric... (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)
Brand new engine set out in La Crosse. The headlight is on the nose and the number boards are missing. Anybody know the plan for this engine?
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)
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)
A BNSF stack train is briefly illuminated by a fleeting ray of sun as it dashes west through summer thunderstorms at Walapai, AZ east of Kingman on the Seligman Subdivision on July 15, 2006.
A BNSF train lost its air brakes and turned into a runaway train that ended up in CP's Pig's Eye Yard.
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.
In 1954, the Clinchfield railroad had finally made the transition from the steam era, to the diesel era. However, that left several steam locomotives, including these 4 E-2 class Challenger type l... (more)
I was a teenager railfan on the loose at Altoona... PRR Class FF16.
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)
1223 and 7002 double-head WDC Chapter NRHS trip, Mamiya 645 color negative
Erie 1068, Norfolk Southern's thirteenth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp.commore)
The skytop lounge brings up the rear of the CP 2816 steam special as it backs out of Chicago Union Station.
What you won't see in Trains Magazine in March of the Cumberland Maryland Locomotive Shops
Wash out on the Sunbury Main
A trio of F-units beside a lineup of Baldwin motive power in the Escanaba & Lake Superior yard in Wells.
Milwaukee Road 261 very slowly and under the the watchful eye of the crew backs up after it spread the rails on a very tight piece of curved track. The mainline belonged to the Wisconsin Central a... (more)
A West Colton to Roseville manifest holds the siding at Ansel to let a southbound monster manifest by with the moon shinning down.
The Baiha Honda Key bridge was constructed by the Florida East Coast Railroad as part of the construction of the Overseas Railroad, linking Miami with Key West. The long truss bridge linked Baiha ... (more)
New GM70, EMD's SD70ACe Tier-2 emissions unit, was at the EMD Plant at LaGrange Illinois for more testing.
Control stand area of the D&RGW Heritage locomotive.
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)
The Mississippi River seems to overtake this yard almost every spring, forcing its evacuation. Note the hopper cars full of ballast holding down the tracks to keep them from rising up and "floatin... (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)
VIA's stainless steel Chaleur consist crossing high above the beach at St. Therese amid Mother Nature's inventive Gaspe' weather at 11:29.
If you're going to crash, might as well make it spectacular. Southern Railway's new aluminum "silver side" coal hoppers detailed atop a trestle near Frisco, Tenn. and the Big Hook was uprighting ... (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)
Wrecked back in July in Sewickley, Pa, UP 5594 is finally being transported from Conway Yard to Curry Supply Company in Hollidaysburg, PA. It is still unknown what will become of this unit.
As I took this image of ths massive oil tranker next to a UP train, I thought to my self, boy a train has never looked so small as it does right now!
It's raining cats and dogs, it's pitch black outside; time to watch a movie with the girlfriend/wife... NOT! With the aid of Ziploc bags over the flashes, here is MMA #1 flying by at 30 mph toward... (more)
BR Britannia Pacific No 70013 Oliver Cromwell with a return Cathedrals Express to Lonodon Waterloo passing through a series of bridges and tunnels alongside Sidney Gardens, Bath
Eastbound Conrail train WHSN-04 slowly ambles up the rickety track through the remains of the old Glen Burn Colliery at Shamokin, PA on April 29, 1987 with three MP15s. The scrappers were dismant... (more)
A failure to communicate! 841, three more AC 44's and eighty empty hoppers are shocked to find the county digging under the ballast to place a water line! The CSX engineer called the track foreman... (more)
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)
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)
Well it is official, the Iowa Northern now has their railroad back in one piece. Here is the 1st revenue train across the rebuilt bridge. This line has been out of service since the floods in June... (more)
The grade has lightened up a bit as these two pusher locomotives coast in a light throttle as the southbound it is assisting rolls through the dip at Toms Bottom. The train has just completed a 7 ... (more)
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)
On a good day for the block operator - in this case Jim Largent - everything comes together and the conductor or engineer grab their Form D movement authority on the fly. Just past the moment of ... (more)
Just as the moon sets behind the mountains at Los Pinos, the Milky Way emerges in the dark night sky to create a scene I could never capture on the east coast. I have been wanting to capture this ... (more)
UP 6900 (retired) is spotted on temporary track East of the Amtrak Station. Within a couple hours, crews were already on location be begin lifting the locomotive for street movement in a few week... (more)
Amtrak 58 and 197 heading towards Union Station with the Washington Monument in the background
A VERY rare find. ORIGINAL blue paint Chessie/CO caboose (With For Progress logo) is seen at the end of this local switch/yard operations train. Needless to say, I was excited and found myself ... (more)
Centennials 6936 and 6900 are paired together one last time for the Kansas City, MO to Council Bluffs, IA portion of the Chairman's Inspection Special. 6900 is destined for display in Kenefick Pa... (more)
As a teenager not yet old enough to drive, I needed to bum rides to railfan. One Sunday in early 1970, my dad (and dog) and I headed out. Here a Santa Fe San Diegan blasts through La Mira... (more)
HRRC 3600 rolls north LHF for Pittsfield passing a frozen over portion of the Housatonic River. Heavy snow still clings to many of the trees in the Berkshires from a storm the previous day.