Burning The Midnight Oil. Despite the fact that it was Homecoming Weekend and not a railfan trip for this Penn Stater, no road trip to Pennsylvania would be complete without making a quick... (more)
While the 150 or so photographers riding the Helmstetter Farm Fund trip were pretty excited to see 734 strut her stuff, the cows don't seem especially interested. They were more concerned with th... (more)
Rest In Pieces. This locomotive and I have had an odd relationship. From the time I was old enough to drive by myself, I had been periodically visiting this engine at her former home in Nor... (more)
A look inside Seashore's restoration shop reveals three cars in as many stages of restoration. Philly Transit's 1912-built Brill car #6618 at left is essentially complete, but in need of some cos... (more)
Squeaky Clean. After discharging its passengers at nearby North Station, 694's consist ran west to MBTA's Boston Engine Terminal to make a sorely-needed trip through the wash rack. Now ni... (more)
Blue Water, Blue Engine. What brought the railfans flocking to the banks of the Hudson was not the road power, but rather the blue SD40-2 and its three gray companions being delivered to n... (more)
Leavin' Town. Leaving Boston in its wake on a holiday Friday, MBTA 333 accelerates through Somerville with a trainload of commuters headed toward their homes in the northern suburbs.
The MBTA platform at Framingham is usually a less-than-ideal place for photography. At night, however, the platform lights can provide enough glow to shoot a westbound waiting for a signal out of... (more)
Right Place, Right Time. While 1060 departs for the North Shore on one of the far tracks, 1122 shoves its train from Yard 14 into North Station. While shooting trains in this interlocking... (more)
Down To The River. A few of the railfans following MOAY-17 made the short but steep climb down to the banks of the Hoosic River to watch the train round the wide curve at Pownal. The fo... (more)
Horses Of Different Colors. Bound for suburban Boston, MOAY rolls east past the decaying hulk of Johnsonville Tower, where the passenger main to Troy Union Station once diverged from the f... (more)
Running with foreign power on a sunny Saturday, this edition of AYMO attracted quite the crowd of railfans to Ayer. Seen here at West Main Street with the rear end and conductor still in the yard... (more)
Framed by trees and a fence along the edge of one of John Helmstetter's fields, 734 makes a run up the hill towards Frostburg as she rounds the curve that bears the name of the farm it surrounds.
Small, Yet Important. Somehow, we as photographers get so caught up with the trains that we forget to notice "the other stuff." This switch stand only reaches about two feet off the groun... (more)
Heading For Home Rails, literally and figuratively. Having just left the former Central Vermont main line, the southbound Vermonter picks up speed crossing over the Quaboag River. ... (more)