Wash out on the Sunbury Main
I was a teenager railfan on the loose at Altoona... PRR Class FF16.
A dmu unit on the way to Kozani, crossing one of the many steam electric powers of Ptolemaeda plantation.
Beach, swim, fan and...trains at Diakofto beach.This is Greece at the summer.
On a good day for the block operator - in this case Jim Largent - everything comes together and the conductor or engineer grab their Form D movement authority on the fly. Just past the moment of ... (more)
the results from a night-photo session in Meridian with the NS and KCS executive F unit sets.
BNSF power on the last slab train over the W&LE massive Speers Trestle that sits above the Monongahela River next to Interstate 70
Welcome Home! - The Alaska Railroad's last active steam locomotive, #557, has returned after a 46 1/2 year hiatus in the lower 48. #557 is a Baldwin Locomotive Works class S-160 2-8-0 Cons... (more)
Not only was this the Santa train, its engineer finished a distinquished career in high style, a tradition we should pay more mind to. Way to go!
UP's SD70ace order begin Breakin Runs on the Goderich and Exeter RR
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) and I headed out. Here a Santa Fe San Diegan blasts through La Mira... (more)
A downturn in coal traffic along with newer SD40-2's and C30-7's on the scene have sent many of BN's U30C's into storage. Pictured here at the 31st St. locomotive facility, are a multitude of unit... (more)
This one is kinda neat.
Derailment at Oconomowoc,WI eastbound train burned off a journal both mains gone. Crowd control seemed to be a problem back then. Note the hopper car across both mains in the distance. Because of ... (more)
Former Southern Pacific #1744 prepares to cross a road in the small town of Laveta, CO.
The car are not derailed....
Many old switchers wait in line to be rebuilt or scrapped at Larry's Truck and Electric.
This Trenitalia northbound passenger train is slowing down as it approaches the station in Monterosso. Of the five cities in the Cinque Terre, only this northernmost village enjoys the luxury of b... (more)
Just as the moon sets behind the mountains at Los Pinos, the Milky Way emerges in the dark night sky to create a scene I could never capture on the east coast. I have been wanting to capture this ... (more)
Clear as mud - one of a handful of surviving unpatched or unrepainted Southern Pacific locomotives rests next to a mud puddle in the Hoffman Avenue yard in St. Paul.
A local mutt at rural Hagans, Virginia howls in protest as a CSX empty unit coal train blows for the crossing at the top of the switchback.
CB&Q #9911-A "Silver Pilot" built in 1940 by EMD charges East with it's articulated stainless steel Nebraska Zephyr consist. This amazing engine is the sole remaining operable E5 and is based in ... (more)
The CDTX2012 was leading San Joaquin #715 North out of
Bakersfield on July 19, 2007 when it hit an (empty)
gas tanker truck at a grade crossing in Shafter, CA
plugged from full 79mph trackspeed... (more)
Aftermath after Amtrak Train 6, "California Zephyr" struck a rock slide in Fraser Canyon between Granby and Tabernash, Colo., and slid down into Fraser River, apparently before that section of tra... (more)
Dashing through the snow.......
A Santa Fe eastbound crawls through a slow order past the site of the derailment just north of Highway 138 in Cajon Pass. Heavy rains cause track damage in the area, requiring work crews to repai... (more)
The 2 UP engines that were involved in the head-on collision of Metrolink train 111 and the UP LOF65 back on 9/12/08 are seen heading east to Colton.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy's Nebraska Zephyr, having just departed Galesburg, IL, heads towards a late evening arrival in Aurora followed by a trek on the Racetrack before arriving back at Uni... (more)
After spending the night on the Bemidji Spur, the 2nd of nine windmill trains accelerates south out of Plummer to Glenwood Yard.
A long BNSF train snakes through the grasslands above Marias Pass having just passed through East Glacier Park under the great blue skies of Montana.
Eastbound loaded coal drag, downgrade
A loaded ore train bound for Two Harbors derailed a number of its new cars on the west wye switch at Iron Junction, causing a major disruption to traffic at the busiest junction in northeastern Mi... (more)
UP units in storage stretches as far as the eye can see.
B&O E7A, E6B, E7A units arrive at the Jersey Central Elizabeth station with train no. 2, NATIONAL LIMITED, from St. Louis.
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)
The switch heaters work away on this snowy day as an empty CSX slab train slows to a stop at the EAS signals.
Former Deutsche Reichsbahn 2-8-2T No 86 333 crosses the viaduct at Epfenhofen with the early morning empty stock train from Futzen to Zollhaus-Blumberg on the Wutachtal Bahn in Southern Germany.
CP 8728 at Loretto, MN under a cloudy, moonlit night. This was the first trip into the US for the brand-new ES44AC at the head of the train. Nikon D50
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)
I had thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway and there was just time enough to take a parting shot of 'Darfield No.1' manfully struggling towards the line summit. Tak... (more)
A West Colton to Roseville manifest holds the siding at Ansel to let a southbound monster manifest by with the moon shinning down.
A SB BNSF freight heads to Texas across central Oklahoma. Big thanks to Bart Y. for helping make this shot possible with his aerial prowess.
Using my Fall Break wisely, my dad and I traveled over to the Altoona area to capture all the changes that were taking place. Pennsy signals were a priority and so was ALTO. We were very fortunate... (more)
One of SQMs boxcabs hauls a load of nitrate down to Tocopilla, which you can see in the background. In about a kilometer, the train will arrive at the reverso switchback, where they need to run th... (more)
Wish I'd had a wide-angle to capture the cranes of destruction too while Union Pacific DD35 #75B spent it's last hours on the planet at "Scraporano." Build at LaGrange in May of 1964, this unit wa... (more)
Firemen working the SP&S 700 Holiday Express.
CSX Q375-08 goes through the worksite of Eagle Tunnel, which partially collapsed in January.
A westbound Hauler leaves SP’s West Colton Yard heading for Los Angeles headed by a rare U50 / DD35 lashup. By the middle of the next year, the SP's U50s were gone... Click here to see that: more)
BNSF's Kountry Job had a long train behind GP39M 2807 (rebuilt from BN GP-30 by M-K) met BNSF 9-44CW 5144 train Stockton, CA, to Denver.
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)
A damaged QCM unit sits atop a QTTX, arriving off train M37721 20 from Montreal
What a sight! Two Soo Line SD60s together with the St. Paul skyline as the backdrop. This very short freight heads through Dayton's Bluff back to Pigs Eye Yard. Dayton's Bluff is a natural funnel ... (more)
Heavy sea 8 in north Atlantic, i am sorry , i make a mistake. Heavy sea at the port of Egio city. A dmu unit on the way to Patras crossing carefully the point.
A set of Amtrak AEM-7's, led by #919, slithers under the night sky leaving the City of Brotherly Love in it's wake.
Mountain railroading on the old C&O.
Sun rays filter through the trees after a late afternoon rain shower. I pass by this crossing a hundred or more times a year, but this time was special and I just had to stop. After firing off a f... (more)
The rear 10 or so cars derailed about a mile back and amazingly most rerailed themselves at this grade crossing.
Even TGVs go to paradise
It is the end of the line for this first generation "Sud-Est" TGV (23000 series). The oldest TGV was built in 1978 and belongs to this series. Some TGV S... (more)
Come Hell or high water, she wasn't gonna move.
Well it has been a cake walk so far for the Jordan Spreader on the Bayard. Now it is time to dig in and plow thru a few decent snow drifts. Here the plow is working hard to push thru the drifts at... (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)
Industrial-strength hair dryer parked at Dupo
A well worn GP40-2 idles the night away at Penn Mary while steam from the National Gypsum plant creates an interesting backdrop.
After seven days of catastrophik woodenfires even this railcar did not escape from the flames. Greek tragody.
Workers ease a heavy component onto a 16-axle depressed center flat car at the Port of Duluth. The car is expected to a take a CP/DME routing to South Dakota this week as a special move.
Southern Pacific 4449 and Union Pacific 8444 race each other up Cajon Pass at tunnel #1. We could see SP 4449 coming through the cut and were surprised when UP 8444 came out of the tunnel at the s... (more)
Erie 1068, Norfolk Southern's thirteenth heritage unit, rests outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit www.nscorp.commore)
NS 212 overtakes 25Q under a nearly full moon at 1am.
CN repainted 102 into classic green and gold with the more modern CN logo. It is hard to get it leading as it is used for HEP (head-end-power for the passenger cars) and runs in the trailing posit... (more)
UP Challenger X3941 rolls off the table at Cheyenne. For more color views from that day, click here>
All is quiet on this little Michigan farm as PM 1225 roars south with a mixed freight in the middle of the night. In reality, PM 1225 creeps into position for the real night photo session but I ma... (more)
A Milwaukee Road XL Special rolls westward along rock faces high above the St. Joe River near Steel Bridge, ID.
It was a good day at Copper Creek
Sunset is nearing as an eastbound ballast train negotiates the curves through the badlands at Sully Springs.
"Just a bit to the left!" NN Steam Crane A prepares to set a flat car back on the tracks.
A "Westerner guesting on the D&H" as BNSF 9854 brings CP 930 past the ex-D&H Station at Plattsburgh at 03:21
Trackside Treasure: Portage Flyer passengers focus their attention on the train as they stretch their legs on the station platform in the background while we focus ours on this odd little h... (more)
BNSF 7739 leads the charge of an empty grain train towards Puyallup and Mt Rainier. Soon the train will turn north and make it’s way to the Scenic sub and begin it’s ascent over Stevens Pass and... (more)
The Super Chief arriving at LAUPT -- Amtrak will arrive in a few weeks
Flying high with the Johnstown Jet. 2297/6426 are pulling up to double back on to the empty gons before heading south out of downtown.
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.
Photo charter by Historic Transport Preservation
The 261 is undergoing rebuilding the morning that the SP 4449 is hauling me from Minneapolis to Chicago on its way to Train Festival in Owosso, MI. At the time, the Friends of the 261 were under t... (more)
A full house in the theater car Sandford Fleming as a CN inspection train rolls south on the former DM&IR. The train operated from Winnipeg to Superior.