Ann Arbor Railroad steam-powered wrecking crane 3187 saw more than its fair share of derailments during the late sixties and early seventies. Built by the Bucyrus Company in March 1912, it possess... (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)
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)
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)
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.
Finally Pan American Railways has a locomotive to match their new boxcars.
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.
Engine 8154 leads a westbound freight over the Crystal Creek trestle near West Glacier, Montana.
Fresh from the paint shops at Horicon, the Hustle Muscle looks excellent...
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)
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.
Photo was taken about 1953 to 1955 with an Argus 35mm.
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)
BNSF 4723....Why does that number sound so familiar?
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.
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 very bad contition of the line derailed the passenger train to the south. It was full of people nad grafities...
Brand new Montana Rail Link SD70ACe, sporting it's fresh coat of paint.
The cyclist is working hard uphill as MM&A 3613 West battles grades of Quebec's Eastern Townships
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.
East Millinocket Switcher hit a log truck going to Millinocket and derailed with 3 loads
Here's morning action at Terminal Tower as seen through the marine layer blanketing the L.A. basin after arrival of The Lark
The observation cars of the Royal Gorge Railroad provide splendid views of the Arkansas River as well as the famous Royal Gorge Bridge, which used to be the highest bridge in the world, towering 9... (more)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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 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.
By the late 1950s the final chapter had been written for mainline steam in North America, with only a few exceptions, lines of dead steam locomotives awaited the scrapper's torch across the countr... (more)
All four of the unstoppable AC44's are coupled together just before being split up the day before filming began in bellaire Ohio.
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.
Amtrak splits one of the endangered pairs of blades on a chilly evening.
With the upper reaches of Tehachapi's western slope blanketed in a yet undisturbed dusting of snow the labored roar of eastbound tonnage, battling up the mountain, reverberates through the quiet w... (more)
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
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)
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)
VGN westbound near McCoy, Feb 1957. Bob Drake photo, photo collection of Tom Sink.
Winding through the curves headed towards the west end of Shed 10
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)
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.
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)
Jersey Central Lines 1071, Norfolk Southern's seventeenth heritage unit, poses outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit ... (more)
A Kansas City hobo catches a ride to Neff Yard
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)
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)
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)
After a hectic day between torrential downpours and fighting city traffic to shoot trains, we end our day with NS 23Z rumbling across Norfolk Southern's OC Bridge and the Ohio River. Meanwhile, th... (more)
NKP 765 poses as C&O 2765 for the New River Excursion.
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)
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)
It is almost 6:30a.m. and the sun has just crested over the mountains as the morning mist begins to dissipate.
Awaiting a call to service that never came... Part of a fleet of narrow gauge hopper cars that once numbered close to 275 sit pending their fate at EBT's Mount Union yard.
A few hoppers were s... (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)
Corridor Contrasts: Classic Pennsylvania RR Station and today's sleek ACELA. Note northbound Crescent in the distance.
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)
LIMITED VISABILITY; More than an inch an hour fell as BNSF proved to have the only pass open in the state.
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)
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
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 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)
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 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.
While Y'all were getting yer steam on in the Midwest and Texas chasing UP 844, not to be outdone, we in the Pacific Northwest had a little steam show of our own. The Friends of SP 4449 operated t... (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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in t... (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.
My final trip to the C&NW 40th Street Shops was just before May 22, 1956, the last day for C&NW steam in Chicago. The only operational steam locomotives I saw on this visit were several 0-6-0s and... (more)
There are nothing left of these old gray Amtrak units except the cabs. Glad I at least saw them once in my lifetime.
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)
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
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)
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)
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)
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)
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
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)
All 20 heritage units, all coupled together, prepare for their journey to the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. For more information, visit 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)
Mamiya 645 color negative