A breath of the polluted air in the coal mine city could replace three cigarettes … However; the stand of the flying vendor at the level crossing is very popular. SY 139... (more)
Jersey Central Lines 1071, Norfolk Southern's seventeenth heritage unit, poses outside the shop in Muncie. For more information, visit ... (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.
As a railfan often photographing trains from afar, it's easy to forget just how massive these things are. A reminder of the scale of these machines is provided by a SHP officer surveying the damag... (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)
While waiting for the east bound tank train,near the town of Vearing on the southern line, this add-hoc home made rail mounted motor bike went passed, ! these types of machines can be seen all ove... (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)
Freight train with double traction E.436 from Piombino to France for transporting steel material. The locomotives belongs to the company "Captrain Italia" branch of SNCF-Fret.
The next unit over is 351A an F3A and the next is 370A an F7A.
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)
Let It Snow- If it's going to be grey, it might as well snow. The WSOR HOK tries to step between big puffy flakes at Brandon, on its daily trip to Oshkosh.
Ex-NW 890 works the south yard at ADM Clinton.
The westbound California Zephyr exits Tunnel 39 inside Little Gore Canyon.
I'm no expert on motive power, but I think its pretty clear this GP60 won't be seeing any road service any time soon.
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)
These have to be the best looking Alcos in the world! These 4 lead a 95 car train as it slides across the vast Arizona landscape on its way to Holbrook to interchange with the BNSF.
Westbound excursion booms through Glade Spring behind 611. N&W position lights were still in place.
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 minivan stuck in the grade on the tracks misses being struck by NS 37Q with only yards to spare. The quick acting crew put the train into emergency and managed to stop before hitting the vehicle... (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)
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 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)
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)
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
"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)
All 20 Norfolk Southern heritage units at the Spencer roundhouse.
A flurry of activity greets John on his first trip west. To see other views of that trip, click here>
A pair of SD60s lead M304's train out of the shadows onto a well lit Prairie Creek trestle.
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.
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)
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)
Three BNSF engines in the front and one in the back take this frosty-looking consist through South Canyon. The leading engines have a bit of snow on them due to the Denver blizzard a day earlier.... (more)
Meeting of the old a GP60M warbonnet and the new ES44DC in powerbar coloring meet at the curves of Siberia
A westbound intermodal chugs out of Exshaw with Pigeon Mountain and Mt. McGillivray in the background, the bow river as calm as ever
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!
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)
A meter gauge ic express on the way to Patras passing a...wreck on Elefsina bay
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)
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)
Bird's-eye view of MAC's "collection".
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.
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 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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
A couple of patched former D&RGW geeps work the yard next to the Rio Grande heritage loco.
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)
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)
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.
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train just arrives for the Delanson show as the last of sunlight fades away for the night.
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)
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.
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)
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)
It was a good day at Copper Creek
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)
It is almost 6:30a.m. and the sun has just crested over the mountains as the morning mist begins to dissipate.
Well before the Road Railer, we have this over the highway move. Would this be a Rail Roader? :)
Finally Pan American Railways has a locomotive to match their new boxcars.
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)
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)
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.
Photo was taken about 1953 to 1955 with an Argus 35mm.
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)
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)
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.
Descending from the Potrerillos Mine, this train carries empty sulfuric tank cars bound for refill for the acid-thirsty copper plant.
The Lark approaching LAUPT.
After a hard day at work, the 93 simmers quietly in the East Ely shop building as the late afternoon sun streams through the skylights.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
After setting out a gondola full of shop scrap>, the shifter backs up to the turntable. The stacks of wheels in t... (more)
Train 103 near Newtonville Ont
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.
The damaged cars are still at the site of the I35 bridge collapse that happened Aug. 1 2007.
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)
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)