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
After a long days work clearing the rails over the summit, the spreader powered by two GP38-2's idles in the heavy snowfall
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.
VIA 6457 leads the very last eastbound Canadian scheduled on the CP prior to the cuts of January 1990 through Morant's Curve.
Tough winter day on the Kyle—22: “Whoa,… whoa,… WHOA!,” rings out over the scanner as we pass the Kyle plow extra going through Kanorado, Kansas, on January 2, 2007. I look back to see plow MWK 06... (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.
Every noon this athlete was running on the lines a big distance.
Passanger train hit a dump truck creating a 300 yard fire ball truck driver fatal 16 passengers transported to local hospital
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.
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)
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.
temp was about -5 degrees Farenheit
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)
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.
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)
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
Snippets of the glory days..... Although the Nevada Northern Railway is a working museum, and the equipment and facilities are in constant use, there are a few dusty corners in various bui... (more)
Amtrak's Pere Marquette speeds through the morning fog in rural west Michigan on its way to Chicago.
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.
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)
NSHR 44 makes its way through the snow by the Rupert Covered Bridge.
Erie 1068, Norfolk Southern's thirteenth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp.commore)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Head-on collision on single track mainline.
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)
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)
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)
If you've ever wondered what happens to a loaded coal hopper when it is hit too hard during coupling...this is it.
A BNSF train lost its air brakes and turned into a runaway train that ended up in CP's Pig's Eye Yard.
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.
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.
I was a teenager railfan on the loose at Altoona... PRR Class FF16.
“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)
1223 and 7002 double-head WDC Chapter NRHS trip, Mamiya 645 color negative
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?
What you won't see in Trains Magazine in March of the Cumberland Maryland Locomotive Shops
A West Colton to Roseville manifest holds the siding at Ansel to let a southbound monster manifest by with the moon shinning down.
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)
The skytop lounge brings up the rear of the CP 2816 steam special as it backs out of Chicago Union Station.
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)
Control stand area of the D&RGW Heritage locomotive.
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)
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)
ACELA, the fastest train in America flies over a lowly New York City subway N train at Ditmars Station in Astoria Queens. Lowly it is until you remember the N train and it's kin carry 5 million pe... (more)
Wash out on the Sunbury Main
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.
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!
New GM70, EMD's SD70ACe Tier-2 emissions unit, was at the EMD Plant at LaGrange Illinois for more testing.
One of Hallett Dock's switchers spots cars of taconite pellet chips/fines at the firm's unloading shed. This ore is from Keewatin Taconite and will be shipped from Hallett Dock by lake vessel to b... (more)
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)
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)
VIA's stainless steel Chaleur consist crossing high above the beach at St. Therese amid Mother Nature's inventive Gaspe' weather at 11:29.
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)
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)
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
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)
With talks of NS supposedly acquiring the remaining CSX SD80MAC's this was a shocker to see this one painted in a fresh coat of paint with the new "How Tomorrow Moves" logo. First one of... (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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A local mutt at rural Hagans, Virginia howls in protest as a CSX empty unit coal train blows for the crossing at the top of the switchback.
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)
Hello, NP, this is the CNR. We are returning one of your box cars with a slight dent in one end.
Refer to my photo of the burned off axle as this is what caused the derailment and damage to th... (more)