This EBT 70,000 lb. capacity hopper is in a fight for it's life. First the protective paint came off, and the rusting began. Then a little sprig of a plant took root near the front journal. Larger... (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)
Eclectic Mix- WC,BCOL,CN,GTW & IC power sit out the summer of 2011 with an uncertain fate. Woodcrest Shops, South Lot.
The last series of preliminary test runs for the World Rail Speed Record resumed on March 28. Max speed of that day was reached approx. when this picture was shot, at 506.1kph. This run was the oc... (more)
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 meter gauge ic on the way to Patras crossing the port of Egio. Heavy sea ram this dmu unit on the side.
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
The Q2 Duplexes are reported to have been retired by '51 (wiki), but John was told that they died 6 months prior to his arrival in Crestline. Let the debate begin. Here are the largest non-artic... (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.
Up and over! The FEC dispatcher has given a green light for the southbound intermodal hotshot train 107 as a Delta IV rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral at 8:59 pm. The dots at the top ... (more)
Gotta respect the iron... for a closeup of #1225 at speed, Click HERE.
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.
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)
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
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.
Climax locomotive 1694 crosses the Monbulk Creek Trestle only a few minutes into it's official relaunch run to Menzies Creek and Emerald.
Passengers and pigs disembark from a Shibanxi bound train.
Night Photo for the OC Railfan Weekend.
A westbound BNSF grain train crosses Fish Creek Trestle at Rivulet, Montana, on May 15, 2013. This 576-foot trestle is officially known as MRL Bridge 165, and was used in a few key scenes in the S... (more)
In 1953 the comapny CP(Companhia Paulista de Estradas de Ferro) purchased 3 units of this locomotive(contrary to what many think, that locomotives came new to Brazil and never runned in the USA) t... (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)
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.
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
JLCX now HZRX 8542, 8534 and 8555 have been parted out and handed over to the scraper and will soon meet their demise. A fourth 90 was cut cut a few weeks later.
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)
Wild rocky mountain daises wave in the breeze as 102-13 blows by on a beautiful clear day
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)
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.
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)
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 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)
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.
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..
185 211-0 in the near of Rüdesheim under the Castle Ehrenfels.
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)
On a starry night in rural Willowtown, an eastbound silhouettes the classic N&W CPL's.
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)
Big Boy being moved to new location of Kenefick Park.
Pennys dancing just prior to getting crushed.
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.
A solid set of three Bessemer units (909, 906, 903) pull empty ore cars off Dock 6 while the vessels Joe Block and Walter J. McCarthy Jr pass. The grass covered trestle on the right served the shu... (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)
Oil burning leased ATSF 5034 is in the process of being fired up for Sandusky coal service, an overhead view from St. Clair Ave. comes courtesy of friendly PRR employees. They had tipped John and... (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)
Just before 10:00 AM on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015, the trucks on a 2-Bay GraniteRock Open Hopper failed and completely fell off causing the last car of this train, the LRM36R out of Milpitas, to t... (more)
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)
A Thornton Yard (Canada) to Everett, WA manifest cruises along Puget Sound on a sunny but cold 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.
Foreshadowing of things to come? Is it so bad the vultures are circling UP? Probably not, but this bird might make some worry like the Snows of Kilimanjaro. Kinda cool when you can combine two ... (more)
CFS 1828 out of Joffre Yard and is beginning the climb up the grade
CP 9756 + CP 9159 pull 87 cars with ease breaking a fresh trail on the rail.
9011 overturned when K-959 hit K-960 head-on on 9/22/05.
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)
A view of the rear of the Railmate train shows how the one axle bogie interlocks into the frame of the dump trailers.
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.
Cab view from the conductors side of CN 2538 northbound on the Superior Sub.
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)
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.
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
Christmas City Express pauses by the nicely lit trees adjacent to Bentleyville.
On a stormy day UP 7631 passes under a double rainbow as it heads east into Palm Springs.
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)
“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)
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)
This local has stopped to take on fuel at Barnum. This crew has been fighting snow drifts for over 100 miles today on the Cherokee Sub. This shot was taken after the crew had cleaned off the lead ... (more)
This was somewhere around Alamosa, CO. I was vacationing in the Midwest and happen to spot this from a local road, maybe half a mile away. It was on a very rarely used segment of track, possibly a... (more)
The iceman...is here. Note stencil that car is for ice service only.
GEVO 8711 heading up a hotshot 100 series intermodal train, glides downhill through Morant's Curve.
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.
VIA 6457 leads the very last eastbound Canadian scheduled on the CP prior to the cuts of January 1990 through Morant's Curve.
A magnificant winter scene...as breathtaking as it is, if you look closely youll see the uP 585 working Eastbound on the #1 track. The low clouds, snow covered scenery and light snowfall make for ... (more)
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)
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)
I was a teenager railfan on the loose at Altoona... PRR Class FF16.
On Sunday 5 October 2014 at 1:04 pm, a north bound Union Pacific train struck a semi at about 45 mph that had been high centered on the crossing for approximately 2 minutes. The truck was carrying... (more)
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)
N&W #46, "The Tennessean," slides over Jefferson Street crossing. To the right is the Norfolk & Western General Office Bldg, a 1951 Dodge and a circa 1941 Mack bus in the Safety Motor Transit sch... (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)
This kind of looks like my first train set!
A West Colton to Roseville manifest holds the siding at Ansel to let a southbound monster manifest by with the moon shinning down.
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)
CP 8578 leads grain loads west, with 9805 on the rear (not visible)