Sunset at 15th&Ulloa silhouettes an inbound Breda LRV running on the MUNI's L Taraval line.
Cab of Amtrak 37.
NS train 058 heads from Bluefield to Roanoke with a single UP unit pulling 41 flat cars containing a total of 205 HUMVEE's. Note the touch-up paint on the UP 7535. The name is now "Union Paci"
The circle viaduct of Brusio regained quiet and majesty after the hustle and bustle during summer with the temporarily installed labyrinth and the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Bern... (more)
For the past 20 or 30 minutes, the exhaust fans have been howling and red/white checkered door has been closed. A strobe over the door starts flashing and it's show time. The door slowly opens a... (more)
Lehigh Valley PA-1 units have been pressed into freight service after the demise of most of the railroad's passenger service. The Lehigh Valley discontinued all passenger trains early the followin... (more)
From an altitude of 1500' in a Cessna 172, this is what UP's Marion Intermodal Railport looks like. The view is looking east towards Memphis.
Blue Bird bound for St Louis departing Dearborn Station.
Photo was taken about 1953 to 1955 with an Argus 35mm.
Union Pacific northbound freight train about to enter the Ostrander Tunnel just north of Kelso, Washington, shrouded by bigleaf maple trees at peak fall color. The photo was made while heading hom... (more)
to the Decay I. Vehicle is held for the purpose of renewal, the storage conditions are terrible and unworthy. This 4-6-2 "Pacific" type steam locomotive was built in 1913. Only two inoperat... (more)
Leading it's first train since being painted into the Phase III Heritage Paint scheme, Amtrak 145 takes a break at the Cleveland Depot at 2:40 a.m. en route to Washington on the Capitol Limited.
Roll Em By - C704 is tucked away safely in the hole at Ackerville. It's Conductor braves night and fog, inspecting a passing fleet of northbound trains on CN's busy Waukesha Sub.
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.
NS spraying for bugs.
4679 is switched into the Alton and Southern yard the morning after emerging from MEI as the second freight locomotive to wear Southern Belle colors. DMIR 301 was a definite bonus. Making the sc... (more)
The train goes shopping
The train does its shopping at the market in Juliaca. The picture shows it collecting some fruits.
The Julliaca market stretches over every av... (more)
As a sequel to my derailment shot of CNR 1212 at Hamilton Jct. ON, here is the CNR big hook rerailing it.
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)
"Through the mirror of my mind...time after time...I see reflections...of you and me..."
-Holland/Dozier/Holland Jr. as sung by the Supremes
Three trains, two planets, and one moon. The Mars Light on the back of Cedar Rapids, bringing up the rear of the westbound Empire Builder, pulsates towards Saint Paul. Two eastbound freig... (more)
Q371 derailed at CP 17 on the CSX Short Line Sub at about 6 a.m. on a 7 degree day in Northeast Ohio. Shown here at 9 a.m. with 11 cars derailed and other traffic would have to be rerouted onto t... (more)
Control stand of CN 2550 (GE C44-9W Dash-9)
Looking north from Anthony's Nose, one can see a southbound Metro-North train dashing along the Hudson River. CSX's River Line sits on the west side of the river, and the West Point Military Acade... (more)
Volcano smoke competing with locomotive smokes!
There are very few pictures on RPN showing a train with a live volcano displaying volcanic activity. I only found another one, from Gian... (more)
A guy lays what appears to be a penny on the rail in full view of the crew on this approaching southbound mixed frieght. Although the train is only moving at 10mph, it's funny how people and cars ... (more)
The famous hanging bridge (from the west), labeled "Rio Grande," but built by AT&SF in 1879 to get through a 30-ft-wide gap in the gorge. From the other direction: Railroad: Royal Gorge RailroadLocomotive: EMD F7(A)Location: Canon City, Colorado, USALocomotive #: CRRX 403Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: August 22, 2004
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)
On Wednesday, July 18, Vermont Rail System, in cooperation with the The Ogdensburg Bridge & Port Authority teamed up to move a quintet of CIT-owned SD9043MACs to the BBC Delaware ship for export t... (more)
The H-Riverbank-Pasco 1-22 crosses the first of two bridges over the Deschutes River and is about to enter Tunnel No. 2, then onto another bridge.
I'm not sure whether it was 400 or 402, but whatever it is made a good shot
Doubleheading from Alamosa to Antonito. At Antonito both engines will take coal and water, and the helper will be cut into the train for the climb to Cumbres. It will be long after dark and prob... (more)
Doubleheader at sunset heads east over the pass.
The rear end helpers on this westbound loaded ethanol train are getting a break, as the train reaches the bottom of Ash Hill. The head end can be seen entering Ludlow in the distance.
Now that's a near hit! Crew was within feet of disaster. Spring thaw along the River Line.
Truck and tank car used to fill propane at sidings blowers
Eastbound Conrail train WHSN-04 slowly ambles up the rickety track through the remains of the old Glen Burn Colliery at Shamokin, PA on April 29, 1987 with three MP15s. The scrappers were dismant... (more)
It looks like this engine and her sisters managed to catch fire somewhere.
Snow as high as an elephant's ear, or something like that! The most snow in more than 30 years and the passengers of the westbound Empire Builder are getting a close up view. The excavator is on... (more)
The Schnabel is loaded and just about ready to roll.
Two flagship AT&SF trains side-by-side at LAUPT in 1954. Loco #17 is on the point of the Super Chief I believe; and #41 is likely the lead unit of El Capitan.
Just after clearing the draw bridge which gives CP-Draw its namesake, Q004 picked the switch which divides the NS Bison Runner from CSX's 2 Main.
As much history as there has been at the Tennessee Pass tunnel, there isn't a whole lot left to see nowadays. It has been over 11 years since Union Pacific shut the line down (but not abandoned).... (more)
Large all-welded new boiler for the famous australian streamlined 3801 "Pacific" of the New South Wales Rail Transport Museum in Thirlmere. This boiler was delivered to Australia in october 2010 t... (more)
7847 has seen much better days and may have seen her last as a result of her inadvertent use to stop a runaway welded rail-train W019... (more)
Truck vs Train - You decide.
Recently rebuilt and repainted at CEECO, #98 is awaiting #90, before being sent north. This is part of CEECO's swan song, as the facility will be closing later this year. Sad, very sad, more tha... (more)
Imagine for a minute you are finishing the sandwich you packed for lunch today (there is no such thing as 'fast food' yet), enjoying it with an ice cold 7oz. bottle of Coke, when along comes this ... (more)
Winding through the curves headed towards the west end of Shed 10
Heritage in Ruby Canyon: Union Pacific’s Operation Lifesaver special crosses McDonald Creek below Dodge’s Bluff in spectacular Ruby Canyon just east of Utaline, Colorado, on June 13, 2009. Leading... (more)
8671 pulls a hopper train east while Hulcher Services clears an overnight derailment in Roanoke Yard.
Erie 1068, Norfolk Southern's thirteenth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp.commore)
Another great winter photo shoot on the Nevada Northern. A big thanks to Mark Bassett and his crew of people who work so hard to make these events possible. They enjoy what they do and take grea... (more)
Cambria & Indiana RR coal cars are in the consist of a train rolling by on the main. C&I was nowhere near Indiana, the state, but revenues per mile of track for the small RR were the greatest of ... (more)
Anti Freeze 8 axle tank car.
Engineman control desk of CN 2441
NYC sharks wait at Harmon in 3rd-rail territory. This shot and others came during a family cruise up the Hudson valley on a Sunday in the '50 Olds Rocket 88. John, a teenager at the time, reca... (more)
Delivered earlier in that year, LV 560 gets a hand wash at the Oak Island engine terminal. I was chased out of there after these shots on account of high anxiety at the start of the Korean War. ... (more)
“Alleghany West Virginia Railroad 777”, one of the “Unstoppable” movie locomotives, spends some time in Louisville before heading south over the PAL to VMV in Paducah. The unit appears to have par... (more)
Due to high water from the flooding Mississippi River, the Canadian Pacific decided not to detour but instead push/pull trains through the high water. Although the water here is over the rail, it... (more)
CN #391 dropped 17 cars including 2 HazMat on Saturday morning. By the time we got there, the train had already been pulled away and Hulcher was hard at work.
Shortly after dawn, I&O's Lima-Delta turn job rumbles south near Leipsic with 57 cars and a pair of SD40-2s.
Who said you can't see the end of a rainbow! Look at the cart near the center of the photo...looks like the end to me...however, I didn't see a pot of gold! A huge storm front just passed over the... (more)
Up in smoke - train crew attend to a hot box on a wagon.
The kids go back to skating once the power passes by, but mom and dad take a moment to enjoy the "peace and quiet" of a loaded coal train as it works its way south through Palmer Lake behind a pai... (more)
The last rays of sun catch the exhaust of a pair of 15" gauge pacifics as they race for home after a days work hauling Santa specials.
Turn and go for this pair on this Spring morning.
Reading Lines 1067, Norfolk Southern's twelfth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp... (more)
BNSF 7462 is rolling out to it's train, while a mob of Pumpkins await their turn in the engine facility. Three Warbonnets lurk among the sea of orange. Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE ES44DCLocation: Tacoma, Washington, USALocomotive #: BNSF 7462Train ID: TACPASPhoto Date: July 07, 2009
PRR5865 and leader 5878 are refueled at Renovo. There were no fuel tanks, only a coaling tower, so a contractor was called in to refuel Buffalo-Harrisburg trains. To view a companion shot of the... (more)
There are no easy days, except days off, but a few tricks are quieter than others and a few nights cooler than some.
CZRY - Carrizo Gorge Railway's entire passenger fleet, just RR east of tunnel 5, Carrizo Gorge
CN 9179 assigned to plow duty in the Bruce Peninsula idles at it's home base in Stratford between runs.
CP 4507 and caboose idle under a brutal thunderstorm, as the 8757 sneaks up from behind. 23:49hrs.
The DM&IR's main engine facility at Proctor. The portion of the roundhouse with the black roof was added in the early 1940s to accomidate the Missabe's massive 2-8-8-4 Yellowstones.
Slip-way Buczyniec is a only place in all over the world where is usable track to move ships and yachts in order to overcome the vertical distance between one canal and another.
N&W 382 has just paused into position on the turntable at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. An additional museum piece sits on display, making for a good comparison of two generations of locomo... (more)
A wide angle view of A4 60019 Bittern accelerating through the suburbs of Bath watched by a lone viewer from the footbridge
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)
Two employees work the signals by hand for the Lakeville Turn as they cross County 23.
This camelback B3b 0-6-0 worked the 8-mile CNJ Newark Branch , near the Ironbound section and the docks, was retired in 1953.
Ansco color, color corrected in P/S
The Wind River Canyon is an amazing sight that some BNSF crews get to see first hand as they work their train along the Wind River. This train is headed north as is the river towards the city of T... (more)
Scenes like this used to be common on the MAW, but may not last for long on the new ND&W which is attacking decades of deferred maintenance with two track gangs working constantly to chip away at ... (more)
No train in this shot. A good thing in this case, as the bridge was just raised and has been captured in the process of lowering. The reason of course are the streaks of light. Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: n/aLocation: Steilacoom, Washington, USALocomotive #: n/aTrain ID: n/aPhoto Date: July 17, 2008
The day I've been waiting for! A stunning sky, roaring river and a Warbonnet sandwich. Sunset falls rarely looks better. ... (more)