The south end of Letts is lined up for the St. Paul, MN to Kansas City, MO manifest train to head south towards Ottumwa, IA. This is one of three short sections of CTC on the ICE's Kansas City Sub... (more)
It’s time to play follow the leader on Beach Street in Santa Cruz.
ATSF 3751 joins with Amtrak 406 and a 1966 Chevrolet Sting Ray for a old-timer's day celebration at LAUS this morning. All I know about this set up is that the Dispatcher told the steamer, "You'll... (more)
all i can say is WOW!
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)
Driver’s work office on the brant new MLW A460
No this is not GM's newest SUV! CDTX 2014 is running light from the Oakland coach yard to the Amtrak station where it would be coupled to the S/B Coast Starlight.
"SA31 to the South Jersey dispatcher..." NS 5284 was delayed for a few hours on its journey from Browns Yard in Sayreville to Freehold by this fallen tree just west of MP 8 and the Schoolho... (more)
The now regular weeknight Bellows Falls, Vermont, to East Deerfield, Massachusetts train BFED for Pan Am Railways is seen exiting the Bellows Falls tunnel with MEC GP40 350 (a unit equipped with c... (more)
On Saturday morning 13 February 2016, a work crew was grinding rails, when sparks ignited the trestle. Attempts were made to extinguish the fire, but clearly that was unsuccessful. To the best of ... (more)
Another try at showing a little motion on the rails.
A light engine move past the invading diesels grabs John's attention away from the shop overview shots he'd been taking on this July morning 60+ years ago. The 2-10-0's were the heavy haulers on ... (more)
A Wheeling ore train rumbles over the Mingo Creek Viaduct and towards the connection with CSX in Connellsville as an April shower looms in the distance.
A-302 on a special train for railfan enthusiasts.
Even though it is raining, it has no factor on the endless string of trains in the PRB.
The switch was not on the straight line position but possibly forgotten to the turn. So it happens....The night ic express from Athens to Alexandroupolis derailed and four coaches went to the fiel... (more)
A push-pull train from Davos to Filisur is crossing the Wiesen Viaduct.
First time seeing the light of day. Valley Railroad Chief Mechanical Officer J. David Conrad looks over the railroad's newest locomotive - a Chinese SY, wearing #3025 on its first trip outside of... (more)
A packed to the gills local service arrives at the dusty town of Sumaoli in Central India. The station is part of the 2' gauge Gwalior - Sheopur Kalan section, part of the former Gwalior Light Rai... (more)
Osier after dark. Free of the light pollution from modern civilization, the heavens above put on a spellbinding display over the old D&RGW water tank in Osier, Colorado. Backlighting by God... (more)
EMDX 92 at La Grange.
Union Pacific 2-8-0 No. 618 storms by with a freight train during a crisp February 7, 2006, sunrise. The action takes place on the Heber Valley railroad out of Heber, Utah, during a winter photo f... (more)
It is always worth heading North of Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad. The scenery from Hurricane to Fairbanks is spectacular. Although the day had held great promise with sunshine early by the tim... (more)
These now out of service tracks once carried the Jersey Central Railroad's Main Line through the township of Glen Gardner in Hunterdon County. Looking west from Bell Avenue, the only road with a ... (more)
TerraTransport 926 (subdivision of CN in Newfoundland) was a 1200 bhp narrow gauge loco built by GMD in 1956-60 era. Sadly, the Newfoundland Railway ceased to exist in 1988 after more than 100 ye... (more)
A very over powered work train? No, just the head of the deadline which happens to inc. a few MOW cars right now... Units ranging from BNSF SD40-2s and SW1500s to NREX (CR) SD50s and a former QNS... (more)
The last one train for today on the terminal subaway station of Piraeus
During the final months of testing of the Advanced Passenger Train, a set is seen heading south descending from Shap
All three current CSX paint scheme line up on the shop leads under popular Ben's Bridge
A PRR H9s Consoladation switcher works the depot.
A view from above at various PRR electrics in the rack. The Lackawanna main is under the wires on the far left.
Unlike the Santa Fe Texas-types, PRR's coal-burning 2-10-4's (PRR Class J1a) could fit on the table as their tenders were shorter. #6494 was assigned to the Columbus terminal for Sandusky coal se... (more)
After dumping the ash pan a Steam Railroading Institute crew member rakes the ashes from under the 1225.
Canadian National train No. 102 curves through Swan Landing near Brule, Alberta, on the afternoon of July 15, 2013. The CN main line here skirts Brule Lake, with scenic Jasper National Park provid... (more)
Interior view of an x-Orient Express restaurant coach.
CN 7208 was involved in a sideswipe with CN 121 earlier in the day near the "De Courcelles" street at MP 3.60 on the CN Montreal Subdivision. At the time of the capture, the engine was going to be... (more)
This critter caught my eye on the drive home, standing tall amidst CSX diesels. It turned out to be "standing" on a flat, perhaps destined for a rail museum...
4008 "Spirit of Wasilla" sitting not running at the cruise ship terminal siding on July 15, 2005 with the NCL "Norwegian Dream" dwarfing it in the background
The last operating Erie Mining RS-11 is used by Cliffs Erie to power a "clean-up" train that is picking up bad order and MOW cars off the line prior to its being shut down.
Santa Fe 21C arrives in the early morning at Santa Fe Junction. See comments below for possible train ID..and thanks for the correction.
The famed Tehachapi Loop as seen from 20,000' MSL looking southwest. Hwy 58 is the road in the foreground and Tunnel 10 is on the left side of the frame.
A pair of Alcos head on the fuel train, here is crossing slowly the Kakia Skala passage.
Plow Extra MMA 2003 crosses Gordon Rd
Amtrak P448 Is Running About A Hour And A Half late After Hitting A Tree Somewhere Up The Line, Did Some Damage To The Leader A Broken Ditch Light And A Huge Branch Stuck On The Front Of The Train... (more)
Considering its remote location, one would have never thought Falls Cut Tunnel would have become a trouble spot. Such was not the case. In the early 1980s, the excellent swimming hole below the ... (more)
Three Class I railroads are represented by diesel power at Steamtown's Lackawanna Railfest: CSX ES44AC 909, CP (ex-D&H) GP38-2 7312 and a rather dirty NS Dash-9 9678.
Andover Yard crew making a shove move toward Crossbrook
A powerful gust of wind derailed some cars on 21T, sending two containers into the river. The last car is being rerailed. Two sets of containers are being dragged to the west end of the bridge. A ... (more)
No less than 7 B&O Baldwin locomotives are in this photo at Salamanca, NY. 6 of them are shark nose A and B units. Wish I had taken roster shots of all of them.
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)
The Norfolk & Western Big Three at the Virginia Museum of Transportation from left to right: N&W 2156, N&W 611 and N&W 1218. I had the opportunity to come down on my own and photograph the big thr... (more)
UP's DRGW Heritage unit on Pueblo to North Yard, Denver, CO, train met sb Denver RTD car 127 as commuter puffed on her cigarette
Milwaukee Joe E74 is waiting to head west at Silver Bow, MT. Note the spoked wheels on the lead truck.
Leased ACL E7 A-B units pull upgrade with train 4, POCAHONTAS, at Blue Ridge.
Red Bud is in bloom at McClure, VA in April 1980. My friends David DeVault (in the hat) and Pete Morrisett (hands on hips) check out the "McClure Shay." The guy in the wife-beater under-shirt is a... (more)
What I did on my Summer vacation, redux: The number of locomotives occupying "Larry's Alley" now stretches back even more and under the overpass considerably. Still sad to see my buddie... (more)
A trestle that was once part of the Southern's SB line in Shelby, NC still stands.
ATSF 2381 catches a ride on QTTX 131423 as it makes it way to the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum.
East Switch, Rox Siding, washout from storm. ~ http://www.trainweb.org/brettrw/derail/uprr/mvwashout/mvwashout.html
Pan Am Railways took delivery of five ex-QNSL SD40-2s this morning - lettered MEC 3400-3404 - but owned by GATX, at the Pan Am Southern East Deerfield Yard. The units are currently slated to be w... (more)
General Electric is doing high altitude testing on Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new C38AChe model at East Portal
The 36-axle Schnabel car is gingerly moved through tight tracks in Duluth on its way to Alberta.
490 was built for the streamlined "Chessie."
Amtrak Train #4 , the SUPER CHIEF, rounds the reverse curves at Darling, Arizona, on April 16, 1972. Six F-units power the fast moving train. Darling is a crossover location about 13 miles east of... (more)
Ready to leave San Diego for LA, an Amtrak San Diegan sports mostly Santa Fe equipment, the Amtrak lettered combine the only outward indication that this is no longer a Santa Fe train. An REA Expr... (more)
The westbound KVR train to Trail crosses the 'other' Stoney Creek Bridge with 3 SD40-2s leading it.
A Northbound autotrain passes through San Clemente as it heads up the coast
Autumn is in the air as the days are growing shorter, the shadows are growing longer, and the first tinges of color have struck the trees. This westbound intermodal train is rolling along the Flat... (more)
HLS's newest rebuilds, GP40-3 #6500 and GP38-3 #2000 are seen here coupled to freshly painted GP38-2 #2507 at Huntington.
UP 5123 is part of a Friday afternoon parade of cars and trains to use the Huey P. Long bridge. From the other end: Click here<... (more)
The MMC Yardmaster's tower was the perfect place for a front row seat to the ballet of intense lightning that followed up a thunderstorm. Huge bol... (more)
The aftermath of the runaway crude oil train that derailed and exploded in the middle of the village, burning down 30 buildings and killing many on the 6th of July 2013. The blaze was so intense, ... (more)
CVR's interchange train to the BNSF waits just east of the interchange at Boise City,OK on 3/13/08. A rainbow has formed, as the sun has just cleared the clouds from a passing thunderstorm. It was... (more)
The evolution of grain is what I call this photo. An empty BNSF shuttle train passes the long closed elevator and water tank at Des Lacs, ND. Over the years, the efficiency of the small rural elev... (more)
Typical of the Central Andino, here is a double switchback. The engine stays coupled and pushes or retains its train backwards on the intermediate level. Thus this trai... (more)
An overview of the CN yard and shops at Proctor, MN. A huge change from the days of the Missabe. Back in it's heyday it would have been all maroon and gold here but today there is only one true ... (more)
With Christmas card like scenery, this BNSF Military train rounds the curve as it comes off BNSF's high line, and enters UP's Canyon sub. This impressive train with make its way to a military bas... (more)
On November 25th, 1976, one third of Southern Pacific's big EMD and GE diesels are serviced at the railroad's Taylor Yard in Los Angeles, California. The Espee owned three U50s (represented here ... (more)
The aftermath of a slide and derailment which put these two RS3s in the Cumberland River at Loyall.
Southern Pacific U50 9951 takes a spin on the Taylor Yard turntable.
Fast & Slow, 180MPH Eurostar sweeps past a local train doing 60MPH. The local guy must have thought he'd stopped!
Battle of Light. The signals at Noimi Jct. battle to protect the CN Minntac Sub from an oncoming train. The signals won and the train headed up the CN Missabe Sub.
What is probably Erie Lackwanna's premier train from Jersey City, NJ to Chi, #1, The Erie Lackwanna Limited arrives at 21st Street.
A CSX police officer takes his report of the derailment.
New new ES44DC leads a gaggle of engines east to Barstow.