A family vacation of good balance. My wife likes to fish, and I like to watch trains. Our oldest boy likes everything, so we spent a nice Saturday afternoon enjoying the Mississippi River around D... (more)
Finally! It took three visits to this place and 10 trains to get this one right, with nice sunlight, the proper train and timing... An ABe 8/12 "Allegra" unit carries hikers and bikers from Filisu... (more)
A fisherman takes a moment to look at the passing Pacific Surfliner train before going at it again. I sometimes compare fishing to railfanning as calculation and skill can only get you so far, and... (more)
Union Pacific 4-8-4 Northern No. 844 returns to the rails after a three-year absence. Seen here, on a gorgeous July morning, UP 844 and UP SD70ACe No. 1989 take charge in the Cheyenne Frontier Day... (more)
WW&F's No. 9's steam dynamo in action.
Montana Rail Link's Laurel to Missoula manifest freight streaks through Lombard, Montana during an awesome light show courtesy of Mother Nature. I'm standing on the abutment of the old Milwaukee R... (more)
As a light rain falls, ATN southbound train Z390 is about to exit the west portal of Hardwick Tunnel just outside Odenville, Alabama. This was actually a test shot as the lightning conditions were... (more)
This is not a tropical rainforest. This is just a wood near Paris after months of excess rain, on the Montereau - Flamboin line, with an AJECTA charter.
No one wants to see rails be abandoned, especially when the become a tripping hazard! A tunnel of grass has formed, higher than the rail itself, on this out-of-service portion of track that used t... (more)
California Northern Railroad's Woodland Switcher returns North to its namesake town with 14 cars of Northbound traffic, passing a set of turned US&S searchlight signals at Milepost 79.9 on the Wes... (more)
With the thick marine layer still shrouding Chorro and the San Luis Obispo Valley UP 7619 peaks around the curve leading to the 'little horseshoe', catching the first rays of the morning.
Departing the summit of Brocken we race downhill as the trees fly by in a blur.
Hoboken Terminal presents a mix of classic and modern eras of railroading. The stained glass "To Trains" window and stonework of the waiting room contrast with the stainless steel Comet V cab car... (more)
On a dreary evening a BNSF eastbound freight waits in the siding at Winston for the 840 local to pass. Powering today's local is the last running SD45 on the roster #382.
With horns blaring, this westbound empty CSX crude oil train bound for the BNSF rolls through Deshler on this muggy spring evening.