All four of the unstoppable AC44's are coupled together just before being split up the day before filming began in bellaire Ohio.
Mount Washington 10 Kroflite begins its abbreviated winter journey up the mountain as it digs into the first incline, right outside Marshfield station. Note the open firebox door and the silhouett... (more)
Rio Grande opted not to join Amtrak (but reluctantly did about 13 years later) and ran its own Rio Grande Zephyr between Denver and Salt Lake City, over one day, back the next, except on Wednesda... (more)
On a cool, crisp morning on Donner Pass an UP eastbound stack train leaves the town of Truckee behind. Two days before there was possibly the last snow storm of the winter leaving a dusting of sn... (more)
The 1792 rests at NC DOT Capital yard Raleigh, NC. Slowly she is being parted out, after being involved in a crossing accident at 79mph with a low boy hauling an excavator in Mebane, NC.
NECR 3848 leads 324 through the quintessential Vermont village of South Royalton amid fresh snow at 04:13.
Early morning silouette. Taken Sunday heading North on the "dark side" of Smith Road low to the ground and underexposed by a stop or two.
The first major winter storm of the season has decended upon the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon and the "Oregon Short Line" - UP's main line between the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest.
This has been said to be the busiest rail junction in the world by some. Others claim that it isn't. During daytime hours I believe there is a train occupying these rails a greater amount of time ... (more)
The moon rises over the remains of the Bethlehem Steel plant as an incoming train illuminates the yard full of inter-model cars. Not long ago, this facility was one of the largest producers of ste... (more)
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
Picked Switch (Derailment) at MP 96 - The first of a set of five (5) former Chicago Northwestern (CNW) commuter cars that were acquired by Chicago Metra (METX) and later sold as surplus lie... (more)
177-22 heads west along the calm autumn waters of the Bow River. There's snow on Sulphur Mountain by this time in September, and there was snow earlier on the ground that day. Railroad: Canadian Pacific RailwayLocomotive: GE ES44ACLocation: Banff, Alberta, CanadaLocomotive #: CP 8863Train ID: CP 177Photo Date: September 22, 2010
The historic DMU VT 18.16 (later class 175) of the Deutsche Reichsbahn is seen here leaving the Leipzig Hauptbahnhof in October 1990. This train was also known as the "East German TEE". The highly... (more)
Three NS GE locomotives help hold back a 200 car loaded coal train as it descends the grade between Princeton, WV and the junction with the former N&W at Oakvale. The 100 foot tall trestle here ca... (more)
"Double South" 758 starts around the connection between the Virginian and the N&W Winston-Salem line while the Warehouse Crew (with NS 3236 and usual caboose on rear) holds up north of JK. The War... (more)
UP 3597 heads up the Brigham City, Utah based, Malad Idaho, local. Scrap filled gondolas for Nucor Steel and hoppers for grain and pumice for Malad City's industries.
Glacier - Bridge 14-A. After a servicing stop at Glacier Siding, the WP&YR Rotary Fleet resumes its climb toward the White Pass and a date with the deep snow pack which has been accumulatin... (more)
2141 reflects beautifully in Monty Lake, the cold air emphasizing her smoke and steam.
And you thought it was another Larry's shot....storage units left n' right, up n' down Roanoke.
Vietnam: Japanese C12-type 2-6-2T steam loco 131-428 at Dalat Railway Station. The highland city of Dalat is a popular destination for weddings and the old steam loco is popular with wedding phot... (more)
8 big ones on the ground. A few thousand cubic feet of wheat spilled. Track ruined (the CWR is sheared in two different places, and they weren't welds!). No one hurt. A bad flange on a BNSF hopper... (more)
A sharp looking Builder with three units up front begins some fast running across the Hi Line. A pair of SD40-2 helpers wait on the rear of a grain load in the distance.
Sunset on T1 2100.
An exceptional move
Everything is exceptional in this picture :
- This line is the “Petite Ceinture”, i.e. the little belt line of Paris. It is a formerly circular line loca... (more)
Northbound CSX manifest dominating the middle of Center St. certainly makes for a striking image at 01:01 on this unique trackage on the ex-RF&P.
STOP-Obstruction Ahead That's what the sign the NS supervisors are carrying away said. To test the crew of the southbound TVA coal train to see if they followed the speed restriction, the s... (more)
It was a more innocent time… when a summertime swim in the Coal River might mean jumping off the railroad bridge at Sproul, and that’s what the photographer found when he visited there on June 24t... (more)
The last run of the day provides the best lighting. Nikon D70.
NKP 765 poses as C&O 2765 for the New River Excursion.
The eastbound KVR hotshot passes under a slide fence in a very hard to get scene along Kootenay Lake. It was just west of this location that 2 railwaymen lost their lives in 1995 when their train ... (more)
Erie 1068, Norfolk Southern's thirteenth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp.commore)
Deep into the East Altoona pit, J1a 6432 waits for work. It was officially retired in April 1958 (source: Keystone Crossings). John had an escort from the PRR Police to roam the property for the... (more)
ARR 4003 round new alignment 15 miles north of Anchorage. For many more new Alaska Rail photos see www.loco-photos.net
Storm clouds are gathering high above the mountains as more coal slowly heads downgrade toward Denver.
Derailment at Oconomowoc,WI eastbound train burned off a journal both mains gone. Crowd control seemed to be a problem back then. Note the hopper car across both mains in the distance. Because of ... (more)
Mamiya 645 color negative
The recovery crew walks Amtrak 102 down US 12 in Northfield VT.
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)
Here's morning action at Terminal Tower as seen through the marine layer blanketing the L.A. basin after arrival of The Lark
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in t... (more)
Renting a limousine is a common way to celebrate a wedding day, but renting a locomotive is a great way for the bride and groom to ride from wedding ceremony location to reception yard.
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Jersey Central Lines 1071, Norfolk Southern's seventeenth heritage unit, poses outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit ... (more)
Oh, THERE they are.....:-(
NS train 38T rolls eastbound along the Canisteo River behind brand new ES44AC #8852.
Bearing the coal dust of a hard days work and strapped in, a worker cautiously releases the brake allowing a Top Gon to roll downhill under the coal loadout. In this modern day it's hard to believ... (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)
A BNSF manifest freight rolls east on the Montana Rail Link near Trout Creek, Montana. Even though the fish were biting, I will always have time to photograph a train.
The Bloomer Shippers Line Railroad used two Geeps to plow out the entire railroad Friday. Former Northern Pacific 7591, the Bloomer's first loco, gets some attention as trackworkers use scoop shov... (more)
UP 7236 leads a loaded coal train eastward through Bailey Yard, surrounded by standard cab EMDs, including snoot-nosed SD40-2R 3310, SD40-2R 3691, ex-CNW UPY SD38-2 808, CEFX SD40-2 2811, and UP S... (more)
A westbound Amtrak headed across the Rock Island diamond en route to St. Louis in July 1972. Shot taken from Joliet UR Tower.
classic case of straight lining as engineer started pulling too soon with too much power before brakes fully released on rear of train putting eighteen cars on theirs sides on this sharp curve
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
BNSF had another near head on collision on July 15, 2007 as a loaded grain train could not get stopped at the ESS Garretson and ran into the side of an empty ethanol train pulling into the siding ... (more)
Yep, it's still there. Approximately a year after being abandoned here, MMA 8583 and a short train are still in Ste-Sabine, Quebec. The reason for this is the poor condition of the t... (more)
A Burlington Northern freight heads west through the scenic Badlands of North Dakota at Sully Springs on the afternoon of June 29, 1994. Leading the train is a former Southern Railway GP30 rebuilt... (more)
"On The Ground": BNSF Railway employees arrive at the scene of a derailment of an empty coal train in Olney, Montana on March 1, 2014. According to railroad officials, 45 cars derailed and ... (more)
A supercell rotates upon itself in a fury of lightning for hours on end as it makes it's way eastward throughout the night. It is amazing the such a power storm can be so tightly packaged that the... (more)
U-man delivers supplies to a set of helper power, 1953 style, as a steam powered train enters the scene from the right. Pennsy designated helper diesels with a yellow band on the cab door. For a... (more)
Anyone know what this is? Looks to be some kind of booster. This is car 12 on a 16 car manifest up the 3% track on Cajon, sure did catch my eye.
Desert railraoding Chilean style
The FCAB is a privately own meter-gauge railroad. It carries mainly copper and sulfuric acid for the making of copper. This train comes from Mejillones... (more)
"EL2" industrial electric DC locomotive with snowblower fighting with snow at "Bakal mines railroad" tracks in the "blue hour". "EL2" series manufactured in East Germany from 1957 to 1967 for the ... (more)
Taking advantage of a photography gig from a helicopter, I got this shot from about 500 feet over BNSF's Tennessee Yard.
The northbound Nakusp wayfreight aboard barge and tug Iris G docks at Rosebery on Slocan Lake where it will unload and continue on the isolated Kaslo branch to Nakusp.
After a pig train passes him at Sando, 231 streaks out of the siding and contniues his westward trip toward Richmond.
Along the river under the clouds... EP2K electric DC locomotive with passenger train goes along the river "Sylva" at early morning. The action took place at western Ural m... (more)
VGN westbound near McCoy, Feb 1957. Bob Drake photo, photo collection of Tom Sink.
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)
2 UP SD70ACe's sandwhich NS research car #32, on the point of a 995 test train. The train is pulling across the ex-Virginian diamond into South Yard. Another SD70ACe and 2 brand new GE c45ACCTE'... (more)
A Pan Am train pops out of the tunnel under downtown Bellows Falls, Vt., as it heads south.
Ever wonder what the new GEVos look like inside? The ENTIRE cab?
Santa Fe's hot eastbound "Super C" piggyback train pauses in Barstow, CA to set out a troublesome 5698. The consist: SD45-2s 5700 (Bicentennial), 5699, 5698 and 5702 (Bicentennial) and 15 cars.
A UP manifest and a BNSF Doublestack train are headed down hill through Cajon Pass. The BNSF train is at Sullivan's Curve on the ex-Santa Fe main and the UP is at Canyon on the former SP main.
D&RGW Heritage paint scheme.
Rear, front, and lower middle portions of ex CN and Indiana Boxcar unit sits in a field on the side of the highway.
After two days with about one meter of fresh snow, a wonderful day breaks. Shortly after seven in the morning the first train from Poschiavo just has reached Alp Grüm on 2091 m above sea level. Th... (more)
CN Train 376 derailed near Durham Junction in Pickering, Ontario on the afternoon of 30 March 2010. No one was injured. In all, nine cars derailed along with three of the four RBRX (former GO Tra... (more)
A NB Freight derailed 13 cars at about 3am this morning. No Hazardous, No injuries. Steilacoom Ferry dock closed for several hours and only some soybeans hit the water, besides this boxcar. B... (more)
If SPUD becomes a passenger station again, and if the plants growing on the counterweight are a good indicator of structural integrity, this bridge might not be in service for too much longer. If... (more)
Miles away from civilization in the Trough of the South Branch of the Potomac River, B&O painted F7(A) No. 722 is illuminated by moonlight as it poses alongside the South Branch of the Ptomac Rive... (more)
First GG 1 lays over between runs at Meadows Yard
Shatner on the Shore Line. Much of the filming for the 1979 ABC-TV movie 'Disaster on the Coastliner', set in California, actually took place in Southeastern Connecticut. Here, a disgruntled eng... (more)
Southern Pacific DD35 9902 is one of three rostered by the SP. Originally 8402, it was later renumbered 9502 (in 1965) and then 9902 (in 1969). The DD35 was designed as a booster for GP35s, and ... (more)
A busy evening at CN's Dock 6 in Duluth as the afternoon roadswitch job doubles its empty ore train together for a trip back to Proctor. Note a BNSF coal train unloading across the bay.
The brakeman has gone to look for the owner of the white car blocking the lead to Peerless Confection; meanwhile a pastry truck blocks SOO 1548 in from the other side. Just feet from the end of t... (more)
With Mt. Shasta as a backdrop, "World's Fair Daylight," powered by Southern Pacific Daylight 4449, heads back to Portland, Oregon.
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 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)
Conway turntable on Thanksgiving 2008.
A down on view from the 35th Street Viaduct above the Milwaukee Road's Milwaukee,Wi. diesel house on what looks to be a very busy late afternoon. The metal shack in the lower right corner was the ... (more)