This is what happens when rails are subjected to intense heat. The "sulphite bridge" in Franklin, New Hampshire, is a wooden covered bridge structure typical to New England. It was built in 1896... (more)
A nice tribute to the B&O brings up the rear end of a southbound work train.
NS 117 has a clear signal at CP 145 to proceed west towards Cincinnati. This day 117 had NS's Penn Central heritage unit leading. The signals are those of PRR heritage. If you look closely, the CP... (more)
NS 15N thunders west to Elkhart with a lengthy train.
The eastward CPL signal at Grasshopper, WV stands guard after a night of heavy, wet snow.
Rail maintainers work on a crossover while being surrounded by trains that are being built in the busy and dangerous Willard Terminal
We are standing on the access road just west of Randolph Tunnel near Doe Gully, WV. Back in an oppressively hot July, eastbound No. 376 encountered a sun kink just west of Randolph Tunnel. The h... (more)
I Waited All Morning for a Train at Ken's Crossing, and I have to Show for it is a Picture of this Truck! - A contractor for BNSF sprays salt solution on the tracks and ballast to melt t... (more)
A meet on Crawford Hill.
From the precarious perch high above Little Gore Canyon an eastbound load of Colorado coal tackles the 1% grade along the Colorado River.
A SP tunnel motor leads a westbound hotshot upgrade near Granite, CO.
The venerable cantilevered searchlight signals watch another day fade away at Verona. All most a half hour past sunset, I couldn't buy a train on the transcon for the past hour.
Railroads employed "date nails" to mark the last time ties were replaced. I have only come across these relics on what is now the CN Iron Range Sub and in Two Harbors outside the museum. The most... (more)
C_c_c_cold at -21C (-6F). But timing is everything as I managed to get both flashing lights on.
The Aftermath. Snow is still flying as CN 309 heads west into the setting sun.