Vermont Icons. Dropping downhill behind two brightly-painted VRS units, the Bellows Falls local rolls by the covered bridge as a motorist waits to pass.
Luck. Great weather coincided with an unexpected day off. When VRS obliged by running all three GMRC units as a matching set for the first time, it made for a great day of railfanning.
Tower A watches another trainload of commuters from the affluent towns on the North Shore leave for home. Even moving through the interlocking limits at restricted speed, they're making better pr... (more)
After meeting road job 264 at Chester to swap trains and pick up the trailing unit, the Bellows Falls local returns to Riverside. The 305 was later dropped on NECR's siding, presumably to be forw... (more)
Green Locos in the Green Mountains. GMRC 264 rolls east through scenery that looks more like the White Mountains of neighboring New Hampshire. After a few more miles, 264 will arrive in C... (more)
Not Long For This World. Acela Express Trainset 2, delivered on 4/19/2002, glides over the 1907-vintage Niantic River movable bridge. Work on the replacement bridge will reportedly begin i... (more)
Solid sets of Guilford-painted power, particularly ones with two GP35s trailing, have become the exception rather than the rule they once were. More typical is the fact that this train has outlawe... (more)
Going Home. 1007 brings a trainload of homeward-bound commuters west towards Fitchburg. I too was on my way home, but I had to run my father up to Waltham to retrieve his car from my brot... (more)
Why We Made The Trip. With admirers packed into Woodland Park, Espee 4449 demonstrates why so many people made the trek to central Michigan. From across the track, a Gratiot County sherif... (more)
The last few yards. In the old days, WM freights would have continued through a tunnel under Frostburg, but this day 734's crew can see the end of track just around the bend.
Prairie Skyscrapers. Massachusetts certainly isn't a prairie state, but Ayer is nonetheless home to a prairie skyscraper operated by Horizon Milling, complete with its own NW2. This July ... (more)
Catching the last rays of sunshine, #90 brings her train back to the East Strasburg terminal on a warm Saturday afternoon. #475 also was out and about this Train & Troops weekend, as were ... (more)
The Shore Line. The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection maintains a boardwalk at their boat launch in Old Lyme. Intended primarily for fishing and bird watching, it also ma... (more)
Late in the season it gets cold enough at Strasburg to make steam condense in nice clouds. The end of High Sun is a definite plus as well.
Heading for Frostburg. 734 whips around Helmstetter's Curve on a trip to raise funds for the construction of John Helmstetter's new barn. Without John's cooperation, this view would surel... (more)