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.
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)
The collision occurred at less than 1MPH, but the force was strong enough to mangle the school bus. The "accident" was part of a rescue drill, Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)Locomotive: GE C40-8 (Dash 8-40C)Location: Elizabeth, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: CSXT 7622Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: August 28, 1999
The Baiha Honda Key bridge was constructed by the Florida East Coast Railroad as part of the construction of the Overseas Railroad, linking Miami with Key West. The long truss bridge linked Baiha ... (more)
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)
Meeting of the old a GP60M warbonnet and the new ES44DC in powerbar coloring meet at the curves of Siberia
DITCHED, part 3: EXTRACTION. On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, a southbound New England Southern light engine struck a patch of ice and toppled a full 130 degrees off the tracks and... (more)
Jersey Central Lines 1071, Norfolk Southern's seventeenth heritage unit, poses outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit ... (more)
A meter gauge ic express on the way to Patras passing a...wreck on Elefsina bay
A westbound intermodal chugs out of Exshaw with Pigeon Mountain and Mt. McGillivray in the background, the bow river as calm as ever
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.
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 pair of SD60s lead M304's train out of the shadows onto a well lit Prairie Creek trestle.
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)
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!
My shot of the weekend, UP 5728 and 7527 along with a leased SD40-2 wind their autorack train out of Tunnel 35 and down the single track grade at Yuba Pass.
A couple of patched former D&RGW geeps work the yard next to the Rio Grande heritage loco.
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)
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)
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)
Following the ice storm that has crippled Southern Indiana and nearly the entire state of Kentucky, a CSX powered coal empty heads North along EVWR tracks towards Illinois through fog and the ice ... (more)
Two DPUs shove on the rear of a southbound manifest through Cliff, where the tracks cling to the side of the hills carved out by the Tehachapi Creek.
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)
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 next unit over is 351A an F3A and the next is 370A an F7A.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
This is another of those shots I'd always wanted and just got luck this day and stumbled upon it. It seems a bit like honorary street running and just had an incongruous charm about it.
Recent snow and cold weather have allowed large icicles to form on the portal of the Mount Hope tunnel. CSXT 521 and its train of coal empties from the CSX/R.J. Corman interchange at Thurmond have... (more)
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)
Well before the Road Railer, we have this over the highway move. Would this be a Rail Roader? :)
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)
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)
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.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train just arrives for the Delanson show as the last of sunlight fades away for the night.
Coors Light - eat your heart out! A Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: ASEA AEM-7DCLocation: Hamilton, New Jersey, USALocomotive #: AMTK 937Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: February 22, 2011
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
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)
It was a good day at Copper Creek
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.
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.
Train 103 near Newtonville Ont
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)
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.
Bird's-eye view of MAC's "collection".
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)
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)
The damaged cars are still at the site of the I35 bridge collapse that happened Aug. 1 2007.
"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)
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)
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)
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)
Finally Pan American Railways has a locomotive to match their new boxcars.
Photo was taken about 1953 to 1955 with an Argus 35mm.
Spokane Portland & Seattle 4-6-6-4 Class Z-6 900 was the first of six "Challengers" built by the American Locomotive Company in 1937. She had 69" drivers, four 23 x 32 inch cylinders, operated at ... (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)
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)
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)
Sometimes you just get lucky. The snow fleet as it is known on the Alaska Railroad consists of Jordan Spreaders pushed by Geeps. Called to head south to clear the line between Portage and Seward, ... (more)
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
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)
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)
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.
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.
A southbound passenfer train passes the badly damaged 200 034
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)
From the cab of my SD70M-2 on the old BC Rail. Scenery like this is why I love my job.
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in t... (more)
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)
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)
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.
Santa Fe's westbound SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF negotiates a "shoo-fly" around a freight train derailment at Dunmoor, New Mexico, on November 28, 1969. A SD24 and three GP35s were involved in the mishap,... (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)
All 20 Norfolk Southern heritage units at the Spencer roundhouse.
Fresh from the paint shops at Horicon, the Hustle Muscle looks excellent...
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.
SP's PRGVR 'Elberta Turn' meets UP's CSRLA (Sharp, UT - Los Angeles, CA) export coal train at the Payson trestle in southern Utah County. The UP train had stopped briefly for a red signal at CP C7... (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.
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.
6" of fresh powder, a freezing fog and sub zero temps overnight turned potions of northeast Illinois into a winter wonderland. Shortly after 8am, the Kankakee, Beaverville & Southern is seen ... (more)
CSX 366 " Chessie sticker" sits in south side on a siding after catching fire this morning coming through the J&L tunnel. Thankfully the crew was not harmed when it caught fire. The unit looks as ... (more)