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)
Fresh from the paint shops at Horicon, the Hustle Muscle looks excellent...
553 shuffles tankers from the Clarkson PetroCanada refinery in the yard while a commuter, oblivious to the work going on behind her, heads to stake out her place on the GO Station platform to wait... (more)
She came with me for all day to a photo tour... because she wanted to be in the nature. A mixed freight pass the Canyon among Alsógalla stop and Szárliget on a sunny afternoon.
Easter Sunday brings business as usual on BNSF's thronged Barstow to Needles mainline. A pair of BNSF "land barges" meet a few miles east of Siberia. Amboy Crater can be seen in the background.
NS 16T was stopped on the mainline that runs along side RT. 747, "Old Route 11" near the town of Dublin when NS 27V came out of Radford and collided with 16T. Derailing the lead engine on 27V and... (more)
Amtrak splits one of the endangered pairs of blades on a chilly evening.
A storm front approaches from the South... Fort Wayne, Indiana, to be exact. A special thanks to Lerro Productions and the crew from Fort Wayne and SRI for this amazing time trek.
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)
The switch was not on the straight line position but possibly forgotten to the turn. So it happens....The night ic express from Athens to Alexandroupolis derailed and four coaches went to the fiel... (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)
E's, Geep's, Sw's, SD's, Slugs, MP's and even a couple GE's, something for just about everyone and behind me there are several more E's, Geeps a few CF7's a couple F40's two F45's and much much mo... (more)
A five pack gone bad. This doublestack car split the switch and went every which way. The maintenance crew has their work cut out for them and the steady rain doesn't make the job any more pleasan... (more)
Canadian National Dash 8-40CW 2152 has had previous owner BNSF Railways' markings painted out and the new owner's markings applied, but it has yet to depart BNSF's Barstow Yard to set wheels on it... (more)
END OF THE LINE for CR 6407!
January 31, 1979- CR 6407 was the leader and CR 6377 was the trailing unit of a Syracuse-Enola freight that rear-ended a stopped Buffalo-Enola freight. Both trains w... (more)
Here's morning action at Terminal Tower as seen through the marine layer blanketing the L.A. basin after arrival of The Lark
A Kansas City hobo catches a ride to Neff Yard
All that remains of #8 - involved in the 2007 Pere Marquette accident in Chicago.
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)
Quite an impressive engine on a meter gauge track! What annoys me in the "overall balance" (as would RPN screeners say, i.e. its look, or design) of the engine is the cap above the cab. ... (more)
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
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)
An A-B-A set of CLC C-Liners are turning on the wye at Tadanac, BC next to the Cominco plant which produces lead and zinc. They will assemble their train for the return trip to Nelson, BC later i... (more)
UP 7774 leads a northbound manifest as it drops down through the north end of Bealville siding and into Tunnel #2. A southbound BNSF intermodal train, that was holding in the siding for this UP m... (more)
Engine 8154 leads a westbound freight over the Crystal Creek trestle near West Glacier, Montana.
The aftermath of the Q380 derailment about 3 days after the initial derailment. It burned for more than 24 hours and eventually service was fully restored 4 days after the fact.
On it's way to the MINExpo International 2012, the EMDX 1201 sits under wraps in Battle Creek Yard waiting to go out on train 393. The tarp and Police escort protecting the new top secret paint jo... (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.
On February 7, 2006, a freight powered by Union Pacific 2-8-0 No. 618 approaches Snake Creek at Charleston, Utah, on a photo freight operated by Heber Valley Railroad.
Union Pacific's nightly Oakland-Stockton IOAST crosses over Altamont Pass Road as it makes it's way from the Bay Area to the Central Valley.
The searchlights at Benson are probably not long for this world, but they saw another sunrise on this morning. The West Local was having problems with them, however, as supposedly the signal in t... (more)
All four of the unstoppable AC44's are coupled together just before being split up the day before filming began in bellaire Ohio.
Strasburg #90 (Ex-Great Western) February 11th, 2016 5:04 PM. #90 is crossing the wind swept, snow covered corn fields just West of Esbenshade Road. #90 is returning from delivering three empty c... (more)
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.
Corridor Contrasts: Classic Pennsylvania RR Station and today's sleek ACELA. Note northbound Crescent in the distance.
LIMITED VISABILITY; More than an inch an hour fell as BNSF proved to have the only pass open in the state.
Jersey Central Lines 1071, Norfolk Southern's seventeenth heritage unit, poses outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit ... (more)
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
607 with the "Powhatan Arrow" lies on her side after a derailment resulting in the death of the fireman. Cause, failure to obey automatic block-signal & entering turnout at excessive speed (77 mph... (more)
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's been a while since this track was used. Simpson lost a bridge in 2008 and it was finally rebuilt in early 2010. #1201 is dragging a string of empty flat cars to the mill at Dayton. Off in the... (more)
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.
Stressfull? Hardly... After a cold winter, cutting rail the steel will expand (pull); now with the mild temperatures we destress the track (contract). With no hydraulic pullers available, we make ... (more)
Santa Fe F3 units in A-B-B-B-A formation are ready to depart with the GRAND CANYON. Erie Lackawanna's train 6 had stood in the exact spot just a short time before.
There are nothing left of these old gray Amtrak units except the cabs. Glad I at least saw them once in my lifetime.
It is almost 6:30a.m. and the sun has just crested over the mountains as the morning mist begins to dissipate.
UP1996 on only it's 2nd run, runs around the curve near castelia with the majestic castle crags bringing up the backdrop, a place where Real Southern Pacific locomotives ran past for years, a spec... (more)
This locomotive was modified to burn a mix of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and/or standard diesel fuel oil so as to perform better at high altitude in the absence of enough oxygen. The picture show... (more)
#58 fell victim to arson on March 16, 2008. Personnel have moved all 4 of the involved pieces from the engine house in which the vandal(s) broke into and did their destruction. The engine house ... (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
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)
An F59PH has been painted for the proposed new Detroit area commuter service to Ann Arbor, Michigan. As of late 2010, start up is uncertain.
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.
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in t... (more)
NKP 765 poses as C&O 2765 for the New River Excursion.
Direct train to the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico derails between the limits of the city of Gomez Palacio and Torreon
VGN westbound near McCoy, Feb 1957. Bob Drake photo, photo collection of Tom Sink.
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)
Ex CP plow being pushed by B23-7 2004 by the East outlet of Moosehead Lake and approximately 77 miles from its destination Lac Megantic Quebec.
The photo that wasn't ... after busting through several snowbanks at track speed, the engineer of CN's 2008 Santa Train was forced to put the train in emergency to avoid an idiot stuck on the trac... (more)
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)
It's early morning as SAR 24 class 2-8-4 takes a Knysna to George mixed train across the Lagoon trestle.
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)
Railfanning is all about luck, and today... luck was definitely on my side. After getting pelted by heavy rain and hail for a few minutes, the sound of the RBBB Circus Train could be heard and the... (more)
Freightrain from Belarus to Polish border station Siemianowka crossing the bridge onto the lake causeway.
Double traction steamtrain with the two former Deutsche Bahn "Pacific" coal fired two cylinder 01 202 (Association Pacific 01 202 in Lyss, Switzerland) and haevy fuel oil fired, three cylinder 01 ... (more)
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.
The railfan's gold mine of odd and rare engines sit at LTEX as they await their fate of being restored or used as parts.
BMEC shops where new locomotives are born! Metro North 401 is almost ready to ship and is to be used for work trains on the Metro North. This unit is equipped with dual control stands
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)
Electric cogwheel railcar Bhe 1/2 # 28 on a grade of about 48 % in the "Eselwand" (donkey wall) on the way up to Pilatus Kulm. The Pilatus Railway is the world's steepest cogwheel railway with the... (more)
Now in its fourth consecutive year of operation, CN's employee Santa train has become an annual holiday fixture on the GTW. Running under sunny skies and frigid temperatures, IC 101 hustles the tr... (more)
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
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 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)
During the sunset of yet another workday, the F train huffs and puffs into Brooklyn's Smith and 9th Station, which at 87', is the tallest on the whole New York City transit system.
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring Our Veterans" unit, SD60E #6920, leads train Z85411 (P54) away from Washington DC after being on display for National Train Day on May 11, 2013. The Nation's Capital ... (more)
2141 reflects beautifully in Monty Lake, the cold air emphasizing her smoke and steam.
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit more)
Grand Canyon Limited departing with freshly repainted #239. This will be the ex-Amtrak unit's first trip to the Grand Canyon pulling the :imited.
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 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)
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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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)
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)
"Welcome Home:" Montana Rail Link SD45-2 311 returns to home rails for the first time since 2008 when it was sent to CEECo in Tacoma, Washington to be repainted into Montana Rail Links newest sche... (more)