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 Proctor Roadswitch departs Rices Point light engine after having delivered interchange. The BNSF units on the right are making up the evening's Duluth Transfer for a return to Superior and wi... (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)
These passengers seem to have been caught off-guard by climate change as several Amtrak on-board personnel go all out to assist them in loading their ski equipment onto the eastbound California Z... (more)
Photo was taken about 1953 to 1955 with an Argus 35mm.
48' UP Areo Wedge - Designed by UP employees to reduce drag on the forward end of a double stack train, the areo wedge was "[y]ears in development, [and] the Arrowedge® is the latest innova... (more)
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.
This is a view of the derailment site facing west, you can see the end of the train and the majority of damage from this view.
It is almost 6:30a.m. and the sun has just crested over the mountains as the morning mist begins to dissipate.
The very bad contition of the line derailed the passenger train to the south. It was full of people nad grafities...
The Southwest Chief rolls into Princeton to make a station stop on its way west.
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)
The former Providence & Worcester B40-8W 582 has emerged from its exterior/cab rehabilitation and painting to become PWRZ 4007 in fresh Genesee & Wyoming corporate colors. The unit is seen posed ... (more)
September 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of operations at Lamberts Point Pier 6 in Norfolk, VA. To mark the occasion, NS applied a special paint scheme to coal hopper number 146313. The car was... (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)
Perfect Storm. This was shot in the middle of a thunder and lighning storm, the rain was absolutely torrential with no protection, this was literally lift camera shoot and hope, I am delighted wit... (more)
NKP 765 poses as C&O 2765 for the New River Excursion.
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.
That would be the perfect vehicle for railfanning that line...
Yermo, north of Barstow, is where the UPRR stored most of the DD40Xs after they retired them. This one was still in service in 1972.
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)
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)
A Kansas City hobo catches a ride to Neff Yard
United Aircraft and DOT joined the Penn Central in operating the Turbotrain between Boston and New York.
It was a success with the passengers, but did fit with conventional trains in operations. ... (more)
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)
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)
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)
With a rosy glow in the western sky, Union Pacific's Salt Lake to Los Angeles intermodal curves west through a superelevated curve just east of Erda, Utah. In the distance is Stansbury Island, the... (more)
The Westbound WMSR train blast around Helmstetters curve, high above Cumberland
A close up look of the ARMS barge, Anchorage Provider, being unloaded at Whittier. This barge not only hauls freight cars but also containers that are stacked on racks above the rail cars. If one ... (more)
Brand new Montana Rail Link SD70ACe, sporting it's fresh coat of paint.
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
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.
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.
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)
A 60 cm gauge NG service from Sabalgarh to Gwalior negotiates a short stretch of street running in Gwalior's suburbs. Manned gates impede the flow of road traffic during the train's passage, but p... (more)
The cyclist is working hard uphill as MM&A 3613 West battles grades of Quebec's Eastern Townships
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
Canadian National train No. 104 crosses Prairie Creek Bridge at Hinton, Alberta, on the morning of July 19, 2013.
DUH! An impatient driver runs around the gates at the Market St grade Xing right in front of an Operation Lifesaver Special geared at this specific offense! Yes that is an Amtrak PO in the nose do... (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)
Army-Navy football specials are lined up in the yard next to (then) Philadelphia Municipal Stadium on the south side.
Built in 1971 by Alsthom and others, the TGV 001 was the very first prototype of all European high speed trains. It was before the first energy crisis and turbotrains had the preference of decisio... (more)
Amtrak splits one of the endangered pairs of blades on a chilly evening.
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.
Corridor Contrasts: Classic Pennsylvania RR Station and today's sleek ACELA. Note northbound Crescent in the distance.
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)
What appears to be an abandoned locomotive on some obscure branch line is, in reality, the back lot of the National Railroad Museum. 38A is just a shell, and is currently for sale.
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)
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)
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)
UP e/b manifest train derailment at Aikins, Kansas, on the Kansas Division between Topeka and Marysville. Units involved: U25Bs 632, 627, and Alco DL-640 (RS-27) 677. The up-side-down 677 can be s... (more)
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)
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)
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train just arrives for the Delanson show as the last of sunlight fades away for the night.
A westbound BNSF coal train rolls along the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon, as the Northern Lights dance overhead. This is on Montana Rail Link's 2nd Subdivision between Toston and Lombard, Mont... (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.
Derailed coal wagons at Alcácer. Due to this damage (the track is still being reconstructed), the Alcácer Bypass was put to service, and trains are avoiding this location.
Newly painted Southern Railway RS-3 at TVRM.
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)
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit more)
The rear end helper on 671 shoves up, while further up the line the head end pulls like mad to get the loaded potash train up the hill. It's not often everything lines up like this!
Less than a year after NS 18N derailed, NS 10N has derailed within CP Altoona and CP Cove Jct, at approximately 8pm. Several empty RBMN hoppers have piled up. All tracks are fouled except Main 2.
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)
Bird's-eye view of MAC's "collection".
A distant green over red indicates we are ready for a "Blue Hour" departure to Silver Bay with 156 cars of Taconite ore. A view in the cab of leased CREX 1201 operating on Northshore Mining.
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)
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
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 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)
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)
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.
(Dear So... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Carrizo Gorge Railways (CZRY) F7(A) #100 on Goat Canyon trestle
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)
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in t... (more)
Coors Light - eat your heart out! A Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: ASEA AEM-7DCLocation: Hamilton, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: AMTK 937Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 22, 2011
The lack of sand on Milwaukee Road units during the winter months is fairly evident as the Engineer on a Chicago/Glendale train has a hard time keeping his rear unit holding the rail as he attempt... (more)
Norfolk Southern's "Honoring Our Veterans" unit, SD60E number 6920, leads Piedmont Division local train P2N across the White Oak River in Stella, North Carolina. The train is moving mil... (more)
Heading for a tunnel of trees, an eastbound Golden Arrow Lines passenger train is east of Black Earth, Wisconsin, in October 1983. The train is operating from Spring Green to Middleton on Central ... (more)
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
Mamiya 645 color negative
The 22nd Annual Glory Days Festival was held from September 12-14 at White River Junction, Vermont. The event was attended by railroad rolling stock from Pan Am Railways, Vermont Rail System, New... (more)
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)
Taking advantage of a photography gig from a helicopter, I got this shot from about 500 feet over BNSF's Tennessee Yard.
In May 1961 a westbound Southern Pacific (T&NO) train derailed on the Colorado River bridge between Winchester and West Point, Texas, on T&NO's DALSA main line between Hearne and Flatonia, Texas.... (more)