Sunset at Fox Lake. Just a minute or two of daylight remains as a local SOO Line Freight runs eastbound across the causeway just south of Fox Lake, Wisconsin. The power this evening is the... (more)
D&H Sharks 1205 and 1216 sit outside near the CNW engine facilities in Escanaba. Soon, they will be moved indoors to protect them, but at a price of rarely being seen.
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)
A Roger Puta Photograph
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)
Finally Pan American Railways has a locomotive to match their new boxcars.
North Louisiana & Gulf MP15DC 42 approaches the crossing with the Illinois Central Gulf in Gibsland, Louisiana, on June 7th, 1983. With three stop signs on the gate, the crossing is well protecte... (more)
No Pictures Please – I guess I am in the minority with regard to track side contacts with LEO’s regarding the photography of rolling assets belonging to the railroads and their facilities. While ... (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 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.
Arranged at very short notice due to high fire risk on the Montagu Pass, GEA 4023 crosses the Malgaarten river between George and Mossel Bay.
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)
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.
At dusk, Union Pacific No. 1204 leads the southbound Santa Cruz Local along the central California coast near La Selva Beach (also called Manresa). The March 2005 image was captured just moments b... (more)
As the morning sun peaks the emerald hills above Allard horseshoe, burning off a marine layer, a southbound Union Pacific intermodal from Brooklyn, Oregon slowly climbs the grade, in and out of th... (more)
Fresh from the paint shops at Horicon, the Hustle Muscle looks excellent...
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 CN was given a wreck this Christmas snarling traffic on their busy Chicago-Canada mainline. Credit to my wife Jen for taking the photo.
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)
Photo was taken about 1953 to 1955 with an Argus 35mm.
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)
From the cab of my SD70M-2 on the old BC Rail. Scenery like this is why I love my job.
Truly inspiring life experiences like this don't come along too often, but this day was one of those days for me. I had the distinct privilege of meeting a little boy who loved trains so much he w... (more)
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train just arrives for the Delanson show as the last of sunlight fades away for the night.
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
A young lass cleans the windshield of this F40PH at Jasper in an era before wearing PPE was common. She is certainly no aged CN machinist...
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.
SP rebuilt SD40R has emerged from Tunnel #17 West of Newcastle on the #2 track. Three SD40T2's and an SD45 make up the rest of the lash-up.
It is almost 6:30a.m. and the sun has just crested over the mountains as the morning mist begins to dissipate.
Locomotora Americana a las afueras de Coquimbo, trasladada hacia el Norte de Chile desde valparaiso para Ferronor
Looking for all the world like an RDC wearing an Alco FA mask, one of the Budd-built Roger Williams power units stands near Amtrak’s New Haven shops. Built in 1956, the six-car Roger Williams trai... (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!
Coors Light - eat your heart out! A Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: ASEA AEM-7DCLocation: Hamilton, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: AMTK 937Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 22, 2011
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)
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)
WOW am I ever lucky to live in the Northwest! From Cascade Green, to Santa Fe War Bonnets, to H1 B-Units; there is always something dramatic to see on the Scenic Sub. I hope you like.
Pan shot of MRL 652 accelerating away from Dixon.
Bald eagle's view of the upper Mississippi River includes the Village of Bellevue Iowa and ICE 201 running right down Main St. Moments before an eagle actually did fly into the scene from a tree ... (more)
Due to a work window on Donner Pass, Amtrak's California Zephyr detoured over the old WP through Nevada and into California. Passing Keddie, #5 is heading out onto Spanish Creek Trestle.
With the sun peeking out, light snow falls as the flanger heads back to Roseville.
My (the engineers view) sitting behind another train on the continent's longest (4.5 mile) Huey P Long railroad bridge just a few days before Hurricane Katrina. The bridge opened in Dec 1935. The ... (more)
A loaded coal train derailed eightteen cars, seven of them hit the Crain Ave bridge.
Sunset at Winslow, AZ finds a westbound BNSF intermodal train leaving town for its nocturnal run across the desert to Los Angeles as two eastbound trains approach Winslow for a crew change.
It was a good day at Copper Creek
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.
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.
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)
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)
BNSF 4723....Why does that number sound so familiar?
The season of mid-week main line steam trains is now in full swing in the UK, and the "Scarborough Spa Express" was one of four running in various parts of the country on 29th July - a day of most... (more)
The Southwest Chief rolls into Princeton to make a station stop on its way west.
A Soo Line train using trackage rights on the Milwaukee Road derailed during its nightly trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in April 1984. I don’t recall the details, but I seem to remember that the ca... (more)
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)
The next unit over is 351A an F3A and the next is 370A an F7A.
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)
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)
NKP 765 poses as C&O 2765 for the New River Excursion.
Eastbound KJRY train of empty coal hoppers leaves Iowa for Illinois.
Bird's-eye view of MAC's "collection".
Baltimore & Ohio no. 6708 at Camden Station in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 15, 1964. The H-16-44 class road switcher was built in 1957 by the Fairbanks-Morse Company. During 1989 construction b... (more)
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)
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.
East Millinocket Switcher hit a log truck going to Millinocket and derailed with 3 loads
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)
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 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)
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.
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)
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)
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 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)
Mamiya 645 color negative
Here we see coal empties from the UP and BNSF sandwiching a KCT Mill Street Yard to KCS Knoche Yard Transfer at The Incline.
The coal empties on BNSF Train E KCLBAM0 124A are climbing north up ... (more)
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
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
A Kansas City hobo catches a ride to Neff Yard
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)
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)
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.
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.
The cyclist is working hard uphill as MM&A 3613 West battles grades of Quebec's Eastern Townships
The very bad contition of the line derailed the passenger train to the south. It was full of people nad grafities...
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)
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.
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in 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)
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.
Carrizo Gorge Railways (CZRY) F7(A) #100 on Goat Canyon trestle