On September 15, 2013, three BNSF coal loads wait their turn to head east at East Alliance as an empty coal train led by an EMD SD70ACe arrives. In the distance, the headlights of another westboun... (more)
Classic Southern Pacific! SP F7A 6325 and F7B 8219 (both November 1950 graduates of the EMD La Grange, IL, factory) sit with a caboose at the station in Chatsworth, California, on the SP's Coast ... (more)
The last run of the day provides the best lighting. Nikon D70.
ARR 4003 round new alignment 15 miles north of Anchorage. For many more new Alaska Rail photos see www.loco-photos.net
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)
NS train 38T rolls eastbound along the Canisteo River behind brand new ES44AC #8852.
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
Oh, THERE they are.....:-(
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)
NKP 765 poses as C&O 2765 for the New River Excursion.
Erie 1068, Norfolk Southern's thirteenth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp.commore)
The hogger of a switch move powered by an old #4420 I1s waits for a hand signal from the man riding the rear end, probably breaking apart an arriving westbound. No radios being used here. John n... (more)
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)
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)
Mamiya 645 color negative
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A westbound Amtrak headed across the Rock Island diamond en route to St. Louis in July 1972. Shot taken from Joliet UR Tower.
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)
"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)
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in t... (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)
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)
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 late Roger Puta's slide was scanned and posted by Marty Bernard.
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)
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)
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit more)
Here's morning action at Terminal Tower as seen through the marine layer blanketing the L.A. basin after arrival of The Lark
Rear, front, and lower middle portions of ex CN and Indiana Boxcar unit sits in a field on the side of the highway.
After a pig train passes him at Sando, 231 streaks out of the siding and contniues his westward trip toward Richmond.
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)
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)
Taking advantage of a photography gig from a helicopter, I got this shot from about 500 feet over BNSF's Tennessee Yard.
Ever wonder what the new GEVos look like inside? The ENTIRE cab?
While out for a snowy evening stroll, a local family comes across Reading & Northern #425 simmering at the Jim Thorpe station. The young boy is captivated by the immense size of the locomotive, as... (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)
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)
Sunset on T1 2100.
Jersey Central Lines 1071, Norfolk Southern's seventeenth heritage unit, poses outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit ... (more)
VGN westbound near McCoy, Feb 1957. Bob Drake photo, photo collection of Tom Sink.
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
D&RGW Heritage paint scheme.
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)
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 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)
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.
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)
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.
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)
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 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.
Conway turntable on Thanksgiving 2008.
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)
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.
With the afternoon's monsoons passed, and pelting a different portion of the plains, the endangered former AT&SF semaphores in the ghost town of Levy, just south of Colmor, New Mexico, faithfully ... (more)
With Mt. Shasta as a backdrop, "World's Fair Daylight," powered by Southern Pacific Daylight 4449, heads back to Portland, Oregon.
The recovery crew walks Amtrak 102 down US 12 in Northfield VT.
What does springtime frequently look like in Colorado’s high country? A Union Pacific coal train drops down the two-percent grade just east of Tolland, Colorado, on May 1, 1999. Yes, May Day 1999 ... (more)
Amtrak's second heritage unit to be released, AMTK 156 in Phase I paint, leads units AMTK 169 and AMTK 140 on the Lakeshore Limited. The train arrived into Cleveland 18 minutes early and allowed p... (more)
First GG 1 lays over between runs at Meadows Yard
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)
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)
Taking over from an electric locomotive from Grand Central station, a NYC Niagara starts her run to Chicago.
As the CFMG Matane turn is heading toward Matane with the 5 QNSL units it hits snow at a crossing going up a steep grade.
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 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)
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)
VIa Rail train after a big snowstorm
Every morning, five days a week, the ARC crew unlocks this rusty old pad lock, which serves as the sole ARC yard security in Taylorsville, fires up an old switcher such as Alco #6, and rolls off t... (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)
CN 303 roars though Morris after recovering from an Emergency a few miles earlier. Note the CP Westbound train (CP 9124) in the siding at Thompson to the right of the frame.
The wrecks of SS4-0043. This locomotive encountered an in-tunnel derailment in Gansu Province when the Wenchuan Earthquake happened on May 12, 2008. The rear locomotive section (SS4-0043A) and the... (more)
With days left before shutting down, the Rock warns of other perils to its employees.
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)
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.
UP 7605 the new GE Evolution series locomotive passes the remains of a water tower used first for steam locomotives and last for the west bound pig train on it's way to Long Beach
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)
crossing the Huson Bridge shows the immense size of this load hauled with the 36 axle Schnabel car
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)
Time for a little snow to cool off!!!
As the sun sets over the Marin County hills across San Pablo Bay, a late California Zephyr begins its final sprint west to Emeryville behind UP power borrowed at Truckee.
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)
A pair of electric motor coaches, with another banking at the rear, climb towards Ozpizio Bernina beside the snow covered frozen Lago Bianco with the 10.55 St.Moritiz to Tirano train on a brillian... (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)