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)
LIMITED VISABILITY; More than an inch an hour fell as BNSF proved to have the only pass open in the state.
Denver had its largest February snowfall ever recorded between February 2nd and 4th 2012. After 48 hours of wind-whipped snow, the clouds finally broke around lunchtime on the 4th to reveal a glor... (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 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)
Sunset on T1 2100.
Direct train to the city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico derails between the limits of the city of Gomez Palacio and Torreon
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
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)
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)
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.
All four of the unstoppable AC44's are coupled together just before being split up the day before filming began in bellaire Ohio.
#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)
Here, we see W&W 58 fighting the grade into Wooddale, Delaware. This cut is basically a tunnel without a roof and is a very tight fit. Hopefully they don't have to butter up the train.
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)
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
Freightrain from Belarus to Polish border station Siemianowka crossing the bridge onto the lake causeway.
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)
A Pan Am train pops out of the tunnel under downtown Bellows Falls, Vt., as it heads south.
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.
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.
It is almost 6:30a.m. and the sun has just crested over the mountains as the morning mist begins to dissipate.
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)
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)
There are nothing left of these old gray Amtrak units except the cabs. Glad I at least saw them once in my lifetime.
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)
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.
"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)
Here's morning action at Terminal Tower as seen through the marine layer blanketing the L.A. basin after arrival of The Lark
With engineer Rick Sisson at the throttle, WW&F Ry No. 10, heads south across Humason Brook Trestle with an all freight consist.
This image is one of 12 nighttime scenes created in tribute to l... (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.
Jersey Central Lines 1071, Norfolk Southern's seventeenth heritage unit, poses outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit ... (more)
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)
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 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 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)
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)
This Photo represents a bad day for this Train's crew.... After breaking TWO (2) knuckles on Crawford Hill, Just North of Alliance, NE this same train pulled the drawbar out of the first car. It... (more)
2141 reflects beautifully in Monty Lake, the cold air emphasizing her smoke and steam.
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)
"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)
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in t... (more)
NECR 3848 leads 324 through the quintessential Vermont village of South Royalton amid fresh snow at 04:13.
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)
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.
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.
Erie 1068, Norfolk Southern's thirteenth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp.commore)
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
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.
Mamiya 645 color negative
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)
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)
Engine 8154 leads a westbound freight over the Crystal Creek trestle near West Glacier, Montana.
After parading all of the H-units out in the morning, it is time to bring them all back to the roundhouse. Thank you to Roger Durfee and Steven McKay for the inspiration. Also, big thanks to the p... (more)
The last run of the day provides the best lighting. Nikon D70.
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit 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 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)
On 1st june, the world's longest railway tunnel was officially inaugurated, the 57 kilometer long Gotthard Base Tunnel through the Alps from Erstfeld to Bodio. The very first train which run from ... (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)
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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Storm clouds are gathering high above the mountains as more coal slowly heads downgrade toward Denver.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
ARR 4003 round new alignment 15 miles north of Anchorage. For many more new Alaska Rail photos see www.loco-photos.net
Just a few short hours into the Nor'easter snowstorm that is forecast to dump up to 2 feet of snow over portions of New England, New England Central train 600-29 is seen passing the north end of t... (more)
VGN westbound near McCoy, Feb 1957. Bob Drake photo, photo collection of Tom Sink.
Oh, THERE they are.....:-(
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)
Heading across the Richmond Viaduct, the Ringling Brothers 'Blue unit' Circus Train makes a nice sight as it heads to Newport News, Virginia for the next show. This train, having just come from No... (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)
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)
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 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)
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
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)
After a pig train passes him at Sando, 231 streaks out of the siding and contniues his westward trip toward Richmond.
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)
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)
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.
All that remains of #8 - involved in the 2007 Pere Marquette accident in Chicago.
Taking advantage of a photography gig from a helicopter, I got this shot from about 500 feet over BNSF's Tennessee Yard.
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)
NS train 38T rolls eastbound along the Canisteo River behind brand new ES44AC #8852.
A westbound Amtrak headed across the Rock Island diamond en route to St. Louis in July 1972. Shot taken from Joliet UR Tower.