Dry conditions combined with a stiff breeze fanned sparks from a rail grinder into a moderate grass fire. Crews on the grinder and those following on a special Northshore Mining fire train doused ... (more)
An inbound Metra with the tell-tale green streak passes the site of the former Lake St tower and under the "L." On the left side of the frame, construction is in progress on a new building that wi... (more)
Street running pre-rubber tire era on the south side of Chicago. Bustitution in Chicago was not far off in the future. The grainess is due to this photo being an Anscochrome original.
The cleanup efforts from the derailment that happened in Cheyenne a couple of weeks ago is coming along nicely. Crews have piled up most of the wood and wheel sets. A few centerbeam cars are still... (more)
Built in 1901, demolished on June 21, 2016 by the IL-DOT for the new I-74 bridge over the Mississippi River. History is lost after preservationists failed to save the building.
Some old abandoned rail from the Oliver Iron Mining Rouchleau Mine operations laying in the woods near the edge of the pit near Virginia, MN. The Rouchleau Mine is an abandoned open-pit mine and i... (more)
After many years of abandonment, neglect and two devastating fires the old Chesapeake Western office & Depot was sold to a local business whom then invested in the building's future. Local firms w... (more)
That's going to leave a mark! A Soo Line Colormark grain hopper has obviously been in a recent derailment and will present a challenge to repair. At least the insides are clean!
Just a minor derailment northeast of C&NW's Butler yard.
This was the first plan to deal with an errant drawbar. It might not have worked out the way it was intended, but the strap held for about a mile or so. The goal of getting the car into the ne... (more)
Not your typical "coupler pan" shot. The trailing centerbeam flatcar dropped it's drawbar about a mile or so back. At about 3 mph they made it about half mile before the strap that was holding t... (more)
A NYC unit sits on the outermost point of Voorheesville. 4097 has seen better days in operations, and has unfortunately been turned into a restaurant and will never see operation again.
At sunrise on January 6, 2011, BNSF's Denver to Chicago Z-train flies eastbound at Barr, Colorado, with the morning sun silhouetting UPS “pup” trailers headed for the Windy City.
A trio of cabooses sits quietly under the passing clouds at the Allentown & Auburn shops in Topton, PA
The signals at Belcher silhouetted against a dark and foggy sky.