There are no easy days, except days off, but a few tricks are quieter than others and a few nights cooler than some.
All four of the unstoppable AC44's are coupled together just before being split up the day before filming began in bellaire Ohio.
L&N 1315 in very fresh paint, belches out some of that famous Alco smoke during a photo run by
Unloading LCL freight at Charleston.
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.
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)
A variation of a theme inspired by O'Winston Link, Pere Marquette #1225 gets her rods lubricated at the Steam Railroading Institute shops prior to a weekend of excursions through Southern Michigan... (more)
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)
A West Colton to Roseville manifest holds the siding at Ansel to let a southbound monster manifest by with the moon shinning down.
BNSF 980 leads DM&IR 409, a very rare visitor to Northern Virginia, Nikon D200
Go the distance. This is my attempt to incorporate the granger roots of the C&NW into a photo made in 2006. In the process of making this photo, I discovered that the ground between the roa... (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
Turn and go for this pair on this Spring morning.
Mink Harbor, located just west of Marathon, Ontario, is one of the scenic highlights of the Canadian Pacific in Ontario. CP's mainline twists along the shores of Lake Superior and passes many scen... (more)
Lehigh Valley 8104, Norfolk Southern's eighth heritage locomotive, rests outside the Juniata Paint Shop. Casey Thomason photo, copyright Norfolk Southern Corporation. For more information, visit... (more)
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)
Hello, NP, this is the CNR. We are returning one of your box cars with a slight dent in one end.
Refer to my photo of the burned off axle as this is what caused the derailment and damage to th... (more)
The day I've been waiting for! A stunning sky, roaring river and a Warbonnet sandwich. Sunset falls rarely looks better. ... (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.
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)
With Mount Baker standing strong in the background and plenty of eye candy to go around, BNSF 6794 leads the Shippers Special though White Rock on a glorious sunny BC Day...
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)
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)
A damaged QCM unit sits atop a QTTX, arriving off train M37721 20 from Montreal
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.
Shortly after dawn, I&O's Lima-Delta turn job rumbles south near Leipsic with 57 cars and a pair of SD40-2s.
Lackawanna 1074 will bring up the "markers" for 961, the lite engine move from Progress Rail in Muncie to Linwood. For more information, visit more)
The sun has popped out for a short moment before sunset to created a nice rainbow. Serve weather has broken out late this afternoon in Nebraska due to hot and humid weather. This coal load is wait... (more)
A PP&L coal train must have had some problems...
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)
Street running? Not really... this is a movie prop for the new Leonardo DiCaprio sci-fi fantasty film, INCEPTION, which was on rubber wheels and could move at a pretty good speed. Wish I could ha... (more)
Seen at the FrontRunner maintenance facility. Either they're starting elevated service or are getting ready to film an episode of "Pimp My Choo-Choo."
Norfolk Southern Derrick NS 540037, former Virginian Railway B37, in action at Park Street.
CN 9179 assigned to plow duty in the Bruce Peninsula idles at it's home base in Stratford between runs.
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)
For an NJ Boy, who had only read of this place in Extra 2200 South, the first moment I saw all the ALCOs at the Bull Ring, I was in utter awe. This was the first squeeze of my shutter, feature sho... (more)
End of the Cog Railway at top of Pikes Peak
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)
The last one train for today on the terminal subaway station of Piraeus
I could not imagine my self in my honeymoon without trains . So i did it in the wonderfull city of Paris with this subway the Eiffel tower and my nagging wife !
Amtrak hospital train operating as CSX P984-23 northbound at Glendale, Ohio on August 24, 2002. This is wrecked equipment headed to the Beech Grove Shops in Indianapolis.
On a partly sunny day, a westbound 351 (and not the only one that day) overlaps itself on the way to Vancouver during the beginning of fall in the Rockies. At this point, the westbound train is he... (more)
A lucky break in the clouds catches the K1 on Glenfinnan viaduct in the last week of the Jacobite Steam Train season.
These things are so ugly, they're almost...no, they're just ugly.
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)
In 1946 four 25 year old F-19 C&O Pacifics were converted by the C&O to class L-1 Hudsons (490-493). They were modernized with new cast frames, Poppet valves, roller bearings on all axles, the lat... (more)
Anti Freeze 8 axle tank car.
Underside shot of NS 9491. 8932 in background. Crew treated and released
15,000 horsepower and 45 freight cars are but a speck on the landscape when compared to the vast California Desert surrounding UP's Cima Subdivision. A magical, mystical place.
Health and safety at work! Riding on the bonnet of an electric loco doesn`t seem such a good idea. Narrow gauge No1 propels wagons past 2 of it`s sister locos at Fuli mine.
Waiting for the Train. Big thanks to Peter Lerro for organizing the shoot.
Conway Scenic Railroad Extra 573 crosses Willey Brook Bridge in the first revenue freight run over the former Maine Central Mountain Division since 1983, as a Public Service of NH helicopter tags ... (more)
Spring has come early to Northern California!
One of Metro North's inspection trains after Hurricane Sandy. Train crews looked for trees or any obstructions on the tracks, stopped when one was spotted and on board track workers armed with cha... (more)
Union Pacific SD24 411 leads a GP20 and three SD40's westward through Meadow Valley wash near Elgin, Nevada on April 11, 1976. Crew change at Las Vegas is still some 100 miles ahead.
Specially painted UP SD70ACe 1983 commemorates "Fallen Flag" railroad Western Pacific as it leads a three unit lashup from East Yard to the old SP Shops Yard, where it will pick up a train heading... (more)
Photo was taken about 1953 to 1955 with an Argus 35mm.
Snow continues to fall as Monty, the BNSF dispatcher, informs the crew of this heavy eastbound that they will be waiting in the siding at Scenic to allow Amtrak #8 to "Run Around." About an hour l... (more)
On a spectacular clear winter day. a C430-C420-GP18 trio cross the Delaware River at Mill Rift. The rear of the train can be seen in the trees up river.
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.
The Alaska Railroad Glacier Discovery Train winds its way north along the Turnagain Arm, with the imposing Chugach Mountains in the background. A small tidal bore, very common in the Turnag... (more)
Yard operations for this 60mm 2-4-0 steam engine.
Mamiya 645 color negative
Gornergrat Railway with the Matterhorn
Train Conductor desk of CN 2441
As seen from this aerial perspective, an assortment of EMD standard cabs await a variety of servicing by the Huntington Locomotive Shops. Locomotives are inspected, serviced, repainted, and scrapp... (more)
Standing on the pile of dirt and ballast as the lead engine burrowed its way into the row. good news is its still under warranty !
The dead silence of the Don Valley is broken as the whine of the dyno's of a GP38 & 2 SD40's rumble westwards over the Valley and CN's Bala Subdivision in perfect morning sunshine.
Merchant Navy class panned at speed. My thanks to Mitch Goldman for inspiring me to take more pan shots instead of 3/4 wedgies!
Alaska Railroads first passenger train of the morning is about to cross under the highway to Seward as the train itself makes its way to Seward. Interestingly the railroad is physically shorter th... (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)
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)
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)
Eastbound D&RGW freight entering Gore Canyon.
The Forth Bridge at night. The streak of light on the bridge is an Aberdeen-London service. The bridge connects Scotland's capital Edinburgh with Fife, and acts as a major artery connecting the no... (more)
The Santa Train has some close clearance as it passes through the crowd that is awaiting candy and gifts that will be thrown off the back from Santa.
A wintry Mount Stephen looms in the background as the eastbound VIA Canadian climbs Kicking Horse Pass.
This 2005 Mack dump truck has seen better days as it was on the losing end of a battle with a Columbia-bound Norfolk Southern train. Somehow the driver ignored both the bright red stop sign and th... (more)
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 were to take the siding for a no... (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)
Reading Lines 1067, Norfolk Southern's twelfth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp... (more)
On the pilot of Utah Railway 5001, one of six MK-50-3 built, Engineer Adam Pinales snaps a photo on his camera phone, of an overturned Chevrolet SUV, to send to his Father. The driver of the overt... (more)
New new ES44DC leads a gaggle of engines east to Barstow.
During the night, 3 loaded hoppers fell in between the rails. Mideast Railroad Services conducts Beethoven's 'Aftermath Symphony' to clean up the mess.
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)
10 MPH slow order for the NS 332 as it rolls on by the remains of the derailment of the NS 206 that occured around 6:00 AM February 18 2010, just west of Butler, Indiana at CP 360.