Well there you have it folks! Finally two of the units have been painted into the Vale Mining scheme with five more yet to come. These units have more represent more than just what their paint sho... (more)
A pair of SD60s lead M304's train out of the shadows onto a well lit Prairie Creek trestle.
A Richard Beal photo:
Richards wife poses colorfully next to the weary Southern Crescent in the early morning hours at NOLAUPT, soon they will board and head toward Washington D.C. The Crescent... (more)
Apparently this has happened before, as the (former) GM's wife was telling us that this used to be a tunnel and it was daylighted but problems still occur. This was back when Ohi-Rail was under t... (more)
NS 750 is southbound utilizing CSX trackage rights at Starnes, VA as lead engine 8652 'distributes' some flames as it and the two GP38-2 get the 14,000+ coal train moving again after a brief stop.
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)
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)
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)
The unveiling of UP 1943 Spirit of the Union Pacific to Support our Troops at the Sunset Station near downtown San Antonio frequently called "Military City USA"
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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)
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)
Jersey Central Lines 1071, Norfolk Southern's seventeenth heritage unit, poses outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit ... (more)
A couple of patched former D&RGW geeps work the yard next to the Rio Grande heritage loco.
Dynamic braking for all they're worth, 5 GEs ease all of loaded westbound potash train 671's 142 cars down the Big Hill. (2 on the headend, two scattered mid-train, and one on the rear) This view ... (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)
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)
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)
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.
Although it isn't in its original Penn Central paint and has an LTEX patch on it, a PC GP9 is still and interesting find in 2007. Right next to it is a LTEX rent-a-wreck, painted in all black and... (more)
Well before the Road Railer, we have this over the highway move. Would this be a Rail Roader? :)
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)
MMA Searsport Local tangled with a truck which failed to stop at the US Rt. 202 crossing, causing the 8592 and a tank car to derail.
One can see all kinds of things around Fullerton station. One common sight is a wedding photographer having a photo shoot with a couple for their engagement pictures; however, this was the first ... (more)
Train 103 near Newtonville Ont
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!
Not seen in public since her overhaul, Bessemer & Lake Erie 643 has languished in a Pittsburgh-area warehouse for many years. New plans may see the locomotive relocated to Meadville, PA, where pla... (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.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train just arrives for the Delanson show as the last of sunlight fades away for the night.
The next unit over is 351A an F3A and the next is 370A an F7A.
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 damaged cars are still at the site of the I35 bridge collapse that happened Aug. 1 2007.
Engine 484 heads out of Chama with a full head of steam leading the 487 in the middle and 488 bringing up the rear. This train is part of Chama Steam VI.
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)
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
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.
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)
HURRICANE/TROPICAL STORM IRENE DAMAGE IN NEW YORK: This was the scene along Pan Am Southern's freight main at North Petersburgh, NY in wake of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene. Shortly after... (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.
Coors Light - eat your heart out! A Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: ASEA AEM-7DCLocation: Hamilton, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: AMTK 937Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 22, 2011
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)
It was a good day at Copper Creek
Finally Pan American Railways has a locomotive to match their new boxcars.
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)
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)
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)
A southbound passenfer train passes the badly damaged 200 034
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)
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)
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.
Photo was taken about 1953 to 1955 with an Argus 35mm.
It is almost 6:30a.m. and the sun has just crested over the mountains as the morning mist begins to dissipate.
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)
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)
Bird's-eye view of MAC's "collection".
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.
Fresh from the paint shops at Horicon, the Hustle Muscle looks excellent...
As part of the celebration of Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal's 50th Anniversary, cab units from the three original tenant railroads were posted next to each other to recreate a popular PR / ... (more)
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.
From the cab of my SD70M-2 on the old BC Rail. Scenery like this is why I love my job.
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)
Locomotora Americana a las afueras de Coquimbo, trasladada hacia el Norte de Chile desde valparaiso para Ferronor
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.
H-81, the Croxton based local, maneuvers through some close clearance on Seamans Lead in Carlstadt, NJ, almost taking the bumper and grille off of a C... (more)
Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train makes it's way across the impressive Kootenay Landing trestle on their way from Creston, BC to Nelson, BC. This section of the Nelson Sub rarely sees trains in the... (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 a early Sunday morning the small river community of Massey was awaken to a 26 car derailment. This northbound empty CP sand train derailed close to track speed. Few of the people near the track... (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.
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.
As a teenager not yet old enough to drive, I needed to bum rides to railfan. One Sunday in early 1970, my dad (and dog, Rex) and I headed out. Here a Santa Fe San Diegan blasts through La... (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)
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.
"Built to save the business", the EMD Aerotrain came to be in 1955. Inspired by the style of the day and the buses of the GM division, the train even was complete with Chevy Nomad tail fins on 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)
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
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)
An eastbound coal drag behind Y6 2129 and class A 1216 pull upgrade near the summit of the Blue Ridge grade. I met several other railfans on this trip and one of them must have been Jerry Carson ... (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.
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)
NKP 765 poses as C&O 2765 for the New River Excursion.
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)
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in t... (more)
The Rio Grande Zephyr train No. 18 is a few minutes from its regular station stop at Helper as it passes Castle Gate on Dec. 17, 1978.
Mamiya 645 color negative
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 the sun peeking out, light snow falls as the flanger heads back to Roseville.
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)
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)