Making the most of a day! Following meetings in New Haven, CT for my wife, the three youngest of our nine kiddos that were along were given the choice of where they wanted to go. The chant quick... (more)
A western diamondback rattlesnake has awakened from a nap while warming itself along a rail of the Copper Basin Railway main line near Tunnel 3 at Riverside, Arizona, on the afternoon of March 18,... (more)
Curving along the banks of the Missouri River at Lombard, Montana, on the morning of September 12, 2011, is Montana Rail Link’s 840 local powered by a matching set of MRL SD40-2XRs, Nos. 252 and 2... (more)
Lake State Railway recently took lease of the former Grand Trunk Western Port Huron Track, a 3.9-mile branchline that extends from the former GTW yard in Port Huron to the Dunn Paper mill along th... (more)
Weller-bound empty coal train NS 823 with a UP AC44CW leading a standard cab NS SD70 heads up the NS Buchanan Branch behind the iconic triple-story Walmart Supercenter in Grundy, VA. The store's u... (more)
For my first shot of 2018, and my 400th upload to RP, I decided to pan BCOL 4623, heading westbound through Rothesay, New Brunswick.
Fighting the steep eastbound grade of San Timoteo Canyon, SP 8693 charges under a signal bridge making good time with gobs of black smoke billowing from her exhaust. What was beautiful to railfans... (more)
A Arcelor Mittal SW1550 and GP15 pull a massive cut of steel coil cars from the Arcelor Mittal plant on a rainy day in East Chicago. Locomotives:MTSX 305 SW1500MTSX 417 GP15-1
Salida was once a railroad town, where Rio Grande had a large dual gauge yard, two roundhouses, company hospital and many other functions necessary for a busy division point. Narrow gauge trains f... (more)
OH BOTH! That is what people were yelling as both SP 4449 and UP 8444 showed up at the same time at Tunnel #1 on Cajon Pass. We could see the smoke plume from SP 4449 as it came around the corner... (more)
Duct Tape Can't Fix Everything...
...despite popular belief. Though the talented shop force at Juniata probably can fix anything. NS 4001, the AC44C6M that was involved in the 59... (more)
Note that pile of new ties. They just didn't repair that section of track before the rail gave way.
Doubleheaded QJ 2-10-2's cross the JiTong line's iconic Simingyi viaduct. This perspective on the bridge shows off the marvelous civil engineering of this relatively new line.
Nyght Thomson Junction n° 416 Garratt Class 15A + n°190 Zimbabwe
Polson Logging Company's #2 at the Smith Lake "reflecting pond". A photo charter over the Oregon Scenic Railroad, formerly the Port of Tillamook Bay RR.
Railroad: Polson Logging CoLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Rockaway Beach, Oregon, USALocomotive #: #2Train ID: N/aPhoto Date: May 19, 2018