Hot rail! Fixing a pull-a-part on continuous weld rail requires a few tools and a lot of fire.
An old Southern Railway Transfer Caboose waits its fate at Harriman.
Skywalking. Looking down from atop Kopper Glo's massive 8,000 ton storage and loadout silo, NS backs mtys up the hemlock shrouded steep grade in preparation for loading coal. The large prep plant ... (more)
Technologies clash at Tower A2, with aging US&S Model 14 levers and CRT screens to aid the train director in the movement of trains at this very busy location.
The bay window has been altered into a bayless version on this Chessie System caboose, still wearing it's B&O lineage.
Cascade Tunnel; as warm air exits the Cascade Tunnel ahead of a westbound train it condenses in the freezing cold air and the dirty concoction is highlighted by the headlights. Its a reall... (more)
Railroaders share a conversation outside the BN Beanery at the hot, dusty, dry desert crew change terminal at Wishram Washington. Jammed between the towering basalt cliffs and the Columbia River, ... (more)
A ATSF caboose brings up the back end a BNSF local as
it crosses the diamond at Joliet.
This vintage 1953 ex-Santa-Fe Baggage car has probably seen hundreds of thousands of boxes, bags and suitcases throughout its existence. As it lays over in the yard overnight it is void of any co... (more)
The Friday-only Grangeville Turn slowly climbs the three percent grade of Lapwai Canyon below Half Moon Trestle. The tracks climbed up the canyon far below, reversing direction in a horseshoe curv... (more)
A large pile of freshly removed rail sits along UP's Jeff City Sub after a bit of track maintenance.
What a REAL railroader looks like: Cigar-chompin' general manager and president Pete Ascher fills in as brakeman on Great Western's local switching the Coors Biomass plant at Johnstown, Colorado. ... (more)
With hands raised high, the children in the crowd at St. Paul hope to be one of the lucky ones to catch a toy from Santa.
A crossbuck stands guard over a private grade crossing under a dramatic post-sunset sky.
An Invisible Inferno. The 4 red aspects interacting with a heavy fog creates a blazing silhouette of a C&O cantilever at Hilldale. an 826 second exposure @ f5.0, ISO 200.