This photo was snapped at the end of a three-week railfan photo binge by John and his friend the late Bill Rosenberg. The trip included stops in two countries, several states, and multiple large ... (more)
The terminal switcher works the Champion, what is believed to be Lakeland, where passengers could have connected with the Jacksonville-NYC train. The train will be gone with the birth of Amtrak a... (more)
The local switch waits for the call to duty.
One of many steam trips that occurred during the 1970 NRHS convention was this Charleston-Savanna roundtrip excursion, seen here southbound on ACL rails. On this day Consolodation #722 led Mikado... (more)
Southern 4501 is framed along US 60 in the hills of Virginia on a Roanoke-Shenandoah excursion. Thanks to Jeff Hawkins for his assistance. See his site at Railroad: Southern RailwayLocomotive: Steam 2-8-2Location: Buena Vista, Virginia, USALocomotive #: SOU 4501Train ID: specialPhoto Date: September 20, 1970
With the head-end passing the general store made famous in a night photo by O. Winston Link, a Southern 4501 special rolls through the siding enroute to Shenandoah with an open-air car full of con... (more)
While waiting for a Southern steam special above, a bonus grab shot is recorded of C&O action below along the James River. Who knew it'd someday become a classic? For a view of all the action th... (more)
A Southern 4501 special polishes the high iron of the ex-Virginian. Thanks to John A. Craft for help ID'ing the location and date of this run. For a view of all the action that steamy September ... (more)
A Southern steam special on the N&W crosses the James River enroute to Shenandoah. More Southern 4501 shots are seen from that steamy September 1970 at ... (more)
Waiting to go north with a train to L.A., Santa Fe cars are spotted in the depot tracks. Tack on the PA's and lets go!
In the terminal at San Diego waiting to take a train to L.A. The prime mover was a 244 series engine.
An I1s 2-10-0 shoves flats of farm implements in the Spring of '56.
A K4 hustles down the high iron with a commuter train.
This train is heading to the Big Apple, crossing Cheesequake Creek. In minutes the steam portion of the trip will end as the K4 is swapped out for the run under the wires into NYC, a decades-long... (more)
Highballing with one of the PRR steam survivors out of South Amboy