A Canadian National manifest exits a tunnel in Black Canyon and crosses over the Thompson River where it will run immediately parallel to Canadian Pacific to Basque where the two roads begin share... (more)
Hello from the Windy City, where it feels like January rather than late March. Or perhaps it feels like late March. Either way, I had a few minutes to spend at OTC watching the scoots whiz by the... (more)
TGM6-2254 locomotive makes shunting operations on "Moscow coke and gas plant" ("MOSCOKS") railtrucks. Part of "MOSCOKS" railway passes through the picturesque arboretum in southern Moscow. A few h... (more)
A Grande sunrise at Ferguson's Trestle. Denver & Rio Grande Western's Locomotive 484 rumbles across Ferguson's Trestle near MP 286 at the crack of dawn as the vanguard of a 2-engine, 35-car... (more)
Never the same from one day to the next, Santa Fe’s Fast Mail Express, train 7 and its eastbound counterpart, train 8, were obliged by contract to carry all the mail the U.S Post Office presented ... (more)
The classiest profile in railroading in late 1965 was still Santa Fe’s four Warbonnet-wearing E6As. Built by EMC in the early years of World War II, by the mid-1960s they were assigned to service ... (more)
Amtrak's southbound Vermonter train #55 struck a rock slide this morning shortly after 10 am south of Northfield, Vermont, and derailed. The locomotive and head car left the rails and traveled in... (more)
During a Chase Gunnoe photo charter in Durbin, Climax number 3 does rambles through the forest. The trees have already started to change, adding slight tinges of yellow to what would have been a ... (more)
On September 29th, a day before the last day on Clark's Gap, myself and several friends climbed the hill to witness the last loaded coal train climb the 2.2% grade at Garwood. The wait was longer ... (more)
An SCL Trainman recharges before the next call.
As a heavy 10,000 foot stack train struggles up the Arizona Divide on main track #1, a hot Willow Springs, IL to San Bernardino, CA UPS train races up main track #2 to run round the slower train. ... (more)
The Super Moon Eclipse begins to rise over the Colorado Plateau as a heavy Los Angeles Harbor bound stack train slowly climbs the 1.5% grade at Angell.
NS to mothball 50 miles of coal lines in West Virginia In a story that originated as a vicious rumor, but provided to be reality earlier this week, Norfolk Southern confirmed it would shift... (more)