A UP Big Boy hauling freight on Sherman Hill. Deemed the largest steam locomotive in the world, and envied by C&O Allegheny steam lovers.
CN 2926 lead CN 121
Here is UP's experiment with a coal turbine. They turned a PA into a control unit and an ex GN W1 electric into a coal fired turbine. If I remember right the unit ran only in the summer of 1962. H... (more)
CN2329 loads coal late in the evening, on the steep Luscar industrial spur. The grade here is about 1-1.3%, however the rear of the train is tipped over a steep 2.7%. This is mountain railroading ... (more)
A 13 car California Zephyr passes through Tunnel 38 in Gore Canyon on a clear May day in 1985
On a scorching hot summer afternoon a southbound on the CSX Trenton Line travels underneath Homestead Rd. as it passes by the siding for Reckitt Benckiser.
A red and silver Dash 8 leads an eastbound Santa Fe pig train through the sweeping curve just east of Blue Cut. We're standing close to the San Andreas Fault.
Viewed from the Wild Wing Cafe upstairs outdoor patio, a westbound CSX train passes through the City of Charlottesville on the Buckingham Branch Railroad. CSXT 4690 is former Electro-Motive SD70M ... (more)
A BN "pre-merger" SD45 idles in the engine facility at Interbay.
Bran-New CN2973 loads coal at Teck's Luscar Load-out. CN was one of the last major railroads to receive AC locomotives. The big motors are perfect for the 1-3% grades of the Luscar Industrial Lea... (more)
With only a month of service. CSXT 3248 is part of GE's credit user program, Allowing them to build Tier 3 locomotives past the Tier 4 deadline of January 1st 2015
KCS biz train made an appearance today for the Grand Opening of WIT - Wylie Intermodal Terminal at Wylie yard Texas.
Notch Hill, BC once presented a mighty challenge to westbound bulk trains on CP Rail's mainline. The 1.8% grade required helpers and was a hectic bottleneck. The new line eliminated the use of he... (more)
NS 4655 and 616 slow to a stop to let the 2nd crew board the power on the rear of the train.
Eastbound 101 returning to Wylie yard