This beauty poses for the railfans at the workhouse.
A rare sight comes past the ex-D&H station in Port Henry, NY in the form of three rebuilt ex-SOO LNE SD60s leading 253 at 04:04! The photogenic EMDs had been gathered in a storage line until recen... (more)
What do you do when it's raining. Shoot out of the car window of course.
The FEC goes pink!, at least with it's new blue and pink Susan G. Comen Breast Cancer Organization paint scheme for these four axles! Today 457 carried a variety of different engines, other than ... (more)
It's all-L&N at the tail end of this northbound freight, with a scale test car and home-road boxcar tucked just ahead of the bright red cab.
3 SD70MAC's head up Q117 over the little North Creek in Palmyra, NY
An interesting MOW move with a HiRail and 2-flat cars passes by on main #1.
An all Yellow bonnet BNSF lashup takes a Pasco bound manifest trough the Columbia River Gorge. The lashup was the BNSF 8718, 8719, 8721, 7504 and 2474.
A chartered train for association GDI waiting in Alp Grüm station for the final run to Poschiavo, in the background Piz Palü, Piz Caral and Sassal Mason.
The day draws to an end, and shadows grow long as the sun sets on a PM caboose bringing up the markers and rolling into twilight across the frozen Michigan winter landscape.
Honeywell Pentax H1a; Kodachrome
General Electric is doing high altitude testing on Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new C38AChe model at East Portal
EMDX SD70ACe was part of the CATERPILLAR MUSEUM Grand Opening ceremonies on the morning of October 20, 2012. The Yellow/ Black/ Silver/ Gray SD70ACe was also on display in the CATERPILLAR section... (more)
The ultimate modeler's "kitbash" unit, former CNW 8575 awaits its turn in the paint booth. Markings for CNW, UP, and CN are all evident. Within a few months it will be another one of the CN'... (more)
Extraordinary circumstances have brought Rock Island 131 to Palmer Lake on June 27, 1965. A massive series of storms two weeks before swept away almost every railroad line into Denver. UP’s tracks... (more)
A wreck damaged number 7 sits in the Storage track at Savannah after hitting an automobile in Rennart NC.
The four CP units (9782, 9751, 9777, 9758) used in the filming of the movie "Unstoppable" have arrived in Louisville via NS and are seen here at the Paducah & Louisville yard. The units will soon ... (more)
34070 Manston is seen departing Corfe Castle
River running! The famous world rail speed record V150 trainset will be exposed in Paris for one week on the Seine river, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The "La Defense" Paris business district ... (more)
A southbound Union Pacific auto train crosses the Stenner Creek trestle as it heads off of Cuesta Grade into San Luis Obispo. Nikon D70, 28-70mm
Newly painted Norfolk Southern SD60E engine 6522 sits on track 25 at Juniata Locomotive Shops (JBS). With two former CONRAIL QUALITY SD80MAC'S in the background.
Brand new KCSM slug mother and slug heading to the Pueblo Test Center
NS 5531 is going to scrap. It hit a fuel tanker truck back in June 2004.
Union Pacific MRONY heads eastbound out of Radium, Colorado, and is about to enter Little Gore Canyon on the afternoon of August 4, 2014. EMD locomotives powering the train are a pair of SD70Ms (N... (more)
Houston we've had a problem here
A sulfuric acid leak under one of the tank cars stopped this train. A specialized crew came to the rescue. The photographer was kindly asked to sta... (more)
Dimantled locomotive parts and other materials are seen on intershop property at Altoona Works of the once mighty Pennsylvania Railroad. This is the Juniata Shops.
Fresh out of the CRCR paint booth, VALE 102 & 107 show off their colors after being the first 2 locomotives painted out of 7. These are the last few units out of London before they closed down the... (more)
Santa Fe #76, the eastbound CALIFORNIA SPECIAL makes a station stop at Lubbock, Texas, on a cold February 20, 1964. The train ran between a connection with the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF at Clovis, New M... (more)
AMP does nice work, don't they? This former Canadian American F40 is headed to roam southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. This is a road slug to be mated to ex CDAC 459: the first of three ... (more)
The "runaway" train in the upcoming movie Unstoppable makes another trip back and forth on the old B&O bridge from Bellaire Ohio to Benwood West Virginia. Filming took place in Bellaire from Nove... (more)
A dmu passenegr unit makes a short stop at Gastouni station on the way to Kalamata. This rainy day the sky was very strange.
Southbound CSX intermodal behind a lone SD70MAC rolls 'em down the middle of Center Street amid the fall colors at 02:03. No auto traffic to get in the way of the view here at this hour!
Now arriving on Track 1, the Queen of the Valley.
Once the site of the Ludlow-Asbury Station, this area along the out of service CNJ Main Line has turned into a quaint isolated... (more)
NS 072, reroute of Q741 juice train, crosses the Potomac River on the NS H-line (because of the CSX derailment in WDC). This was the only juice reroute.
Three brand new, sparkling clean GEVO units lead a UP pig train up the hill toward Tehachapi as they round the curve toward tunnel 2 on a spectacular Sunday afternoon.
Fresh out of the paint booth here at MEI is this snazzy looking BL-2 for the Saratoga & North Creek Railway.This is a new tourist railroad in upstate New York, owned by Iowa Pacific Holdings.It ha... (more)
One of earliest pictures I took - Challenger 3947 at an active coaling tower (notice guys on top of both boiler and tender) in either Sidney Neb, or Lodgepole NE, in NE Panhandle - in early fall o... (more)
Approaching their connection with CSXT at Robinson Street.
DPU Reflections on a rail, with a cloud capped Mt Rainier watching over this NB BNSF earthworm at Ruston.
Southern Pacific U50 9951 takes a spin on the Taylor Yard turntable.
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)
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
The December '13' date was certainly not lucky for the Thursday morning arrival of New England Central local train 601 into the White River Junction yard. The NECR GP38 3857 picked the switch fro... (more)
A dmu unit at Meligalas station.
Westbound Santa Fe intermodal train passing through Joliet, IL behind four F units.
Here's a somber moment in time for fans of the Southern Pacific and the Utah Railway Company . . . 11 EMD SD45s and 4 EMD F45s are being scrapped at the Utah Railway yard in Martin. Between 1985-1... (more)
Conrail Blue leads the movement of the ABBA F units past the Rumsey Monument north towards Hagerstown and Altoona. The ex RPCX units included units with B&O and CGW heritage.
Snowplow Extra bit off more than it could chew
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
Three MLW's ,A454-464-458, on the head of a northbound freight.
Perhaps the most unusual speeder of all time! This is a live steam speeder! A 4-6-2(?) propane-fired live steam loco mounted on the speeder frame drives the standard gauge axles via a chain drive.... (more)
Leased RDG steam on the Pennsy sits in the hole at Williamsport. Note the plume of smoke of an approaching train or possibly an engine working the Newberry Yard, seen above the car. All this is ... (more)
At first glance it looks like a major derailment occured but in reality every track, switch & Crossover is being replaced at the same time at Mexico Tower ... in this scene a few hours earlier bef... (more)
What is probably Erie Lackwanna's premier train from Jersey City, NJ to Chi, #1, The Erie Lackwanna Limited arrives at 21st Street.
Mother Nature is reminding us that there are many sides to her moods. Bound for NYC, Amtrak Adirondack is kicking up quite a bit of snow as it rolls south toward the border.
Size comparison between a GMD GP9RM and a Hyundai Tuscon
Darailment, luckily with no personal or severe material damage.
Wrecked Ballast Express unit waits to be repaired at Altoona.
A somewhat rare switch is seen here in an old Seaboard-era industrial area in Columbia. There's at least one more switch just like this nearby, though both are out of service. (JCH -- 300D)
A flurry of activity in Pig's Eye is always a good sight.
The noise of 24Z is drowned out by tailgating Browns fan. Cleveland would beat Miami today to go 3-3, already beating their win total from last year in week 6.
A BNSF train lost its air brakes and turned into a runaway train that ended up in CP's Pig's Eye Yard.
My uphill hike to this location hampered by a deep puncture wound from a cactus, I arrived at the edge of the cliff just in time to get this shot of Dan Munson getting the shot of two KCSM Belles ... (more)
A pair of veteran BN SD40-2's lead a ballast train through Sully Springs, North Dakota.
While riding the Verde Canyon Railroad, I had the opportunity to talk with the bartender, Kenna. She was a very nice person to talk to about railroading, and she enjoys working for the railroad. P... (more)
You are looking at the world's most powerful articulated steam locomotive, C&O H-8 2-6-6-6 Allegheny 1601. It and it's brethren were rated for 7,498 horsepower at 46 MPH. Interesting how single un... (more)
The UP Big Boy basks in the morning sun in Scranton
VIA 6437, 6446, 6440, 6405 and 6448 make up the most impressive VIA train I have ever seen.
Where SD40s no longer tread. A view taken inside the DW&P's curved 520-ft tunnel in far western Duluth. Blasted out in 1912, this rugged line into Duluth was abandoned in 1984 when the Peg started... (more)
Heading eastbound along the sunrise-lit shores of Wapta Lake and dwarfed by Mt. Stephen's 11K' bulk, second 110 grinds upgrade through the sag along Wapta's shore. This is the former site of a wye... (more)
The once mighty Reading Railroad... In 1893 the Reading Company, then known as the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, built a large terminal in the heart of Philadelphia to better compet... (more)
Meter gauge Alco with a freight is coming back to the mountainious line of Tripolis after 5 years of renovation of all the line (250km).Here is crossing Eleochorion bridge.
320.2 MPH / 515.3 km/h World Speed Record on Railway Track. Seen here 0.4 mile before the location of highest speed. Specialy prepared trainset with 3 passenger cars only. And about 20.000 hp !
The GLC OSTN rolls south of Byron, MI. through a forest on fire with color.
Empties returning to the mine
Extra 3617 south at Trammel.
"The Snake" making it's way down Cuesta Pass with the head end approaching Stenner Creek Trestle, while the helpers are still seen above in the horseshoe curve.
Soon to be a thing of the past, the CPL's at Landgraff get silhouetted by an eastbound.
Three steam locomotives simmer on a hot, humid late spring afternoon at St. Louis, Missouri, on June 13, 1990, in a gathering to celebrate Trains Magazine’s 50th anniversary. Union Pacific 4-8-4 N... (more)
By January 1966 the DRGW "Royal Gorge" that once ran from Denver to Salt Lake was down to a Salida stub train. Out of Denver it handled a through coach, slumbercoach and sleeper off the Denver Ze... (more)
Metrolink train 608, en-route to Oceanside, prepares to stop at Fullerton, CA.
An EMD GT36HCW eventually bound for Algerian Railways passengar service, takes a stroll to the Pueblo, CO test tracks for various tests via a KRL 89 footer due to the different wheel gauge the the... (more)
A track worker cuts the rolled rail in front of a leaning Dash 9 that derailed after the rail gave way from the weight of the engines on rain saturated ground. This was the last unit of three eng... (more)
A pair of Alcos,A9106,A9111, crossing Isthmos canal.They led on a freight excursion train.
Rhenus Veniro 650 350 crosses the "Hubertusviadukt" (hubertus bridge) on the "Hunsrückbahn".
A colorful consist is idled at CSXT's Selkirk, NY yard on March 11. The SCRF GP40-2 6415 (ex-GT/DT&I) is heading west for delivery to the Chicago Fort Wayne & Eastern; the CEFX SD90MAC/43s 130 and... (more)
A bright moon illuminates the struggle of machine against the mountain. In this case, the mountain won. With two units on the front and a single DPU on the rear, this train could not make it up th... (more)
A temporary repair of a broken knuckle after a derail. Engine TPW 4054 moved 4 damaged cars from Macky IN to Oakland City at a blistering speed of 5 mph.