During the night, 3 loaded hoppers fell in between the rails. Mideast Railroad Services conducts Beethoven's 'Aftermath Symphony' to clean up the mess.
Getting a thorough cleansing to prevent it from becoming a "cinder block," MRL 4305 gets washed in the Helena roundhouse. The Montana Rail Link takes a great deal of pride in their locomotive fle... (more)
I drove 700 miles from St. Louis, Missouri this weekend so I could both experience Horseshoe Curve for the first time and capture this beautiful steam locomotive in this fantastic setting. The wea... (more)
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
Both westbound and eastbound California Zephyr trains typically meet on or near the Salt Flats during the midnight hour, but passengers on this 12-hour late train were treated to a daytime trip ac... (more)
It’s not a good sign when one is waiting for the next subject to enter his viewfinder and it turns out to be a derrick work train. That assuredly indicates the
line is blocked with a derailment... (more)
An eastbound BNSF coal train rolls through Lombard, Montana. A bit of smoke from forest fires to the west contributes to a colorful sunset.
B&O Shark Nose 4203 is between assignments at Salamanca, NY in the summer of 1961.
BHP 4310 3090 working hard on a loaded ore train near
Hesta in the Pilbara region of Western Australia
The 644 stands by the 16-lead, ready to head down to Albany for its next assignment on the Portland & Western Railroad.
I'd forgotten how clean of a locomotive it was!
A dmu unit on the way to Kozani, crossing one of the many steam electric powers of Ptolemaeda plantation.
Merchant Navy class panned at speed. My thanks to Mitch Goldman for inspiring me to take more pan shots instead of 3/4 wedgies!
The former Rock Island Silvis Shops are alive and well today, now operated by NRE. Long lines of dead engines awaiting their fate rest on the only RI trackage left of the once mighty Silvis (Kell... (more)
UP DDA40X CENTENNIAL 6936 in Freight Service - 1976. UP DDA40X 6936, UP SD40-2H "Fast Forty" 8012 and UP DDA40X 6923 westbound on priority TOFC. During the mid to late 1970s, two Centennial... (more)
Being hit by dozens of trains a day wears out the diamonds in Marion, so they need welded up and ground flush monthly like this one.
Snow as high as an elephant's ear, or something like that! The most snow in more than 30 years and the passengers of the westbound Empire Builder are getting a close up view. The excavator is on... (more)
The famous hanging bridge (from the west), labeled "Rio Grande," but built by AT&SF in 1879 to get through a 30-ft-wide gap in the gorge. From the other direction: Railroad: Royal Gorge RailroadLocomotive: EMD F7(A)Location: Canon City, Colorado, USALocomotive #: CRRX 403Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: August 22, 2004
Miss Shirley, scanner in hand, waves to the crew of NS 211 from her backyard near mp 23 on the NS B-line. Nikon D70.
on static display. Is fully covered in a dry indoor facility.
The rear end helpers on this westbound loaded ethanol train are getting a break, as the train reaches the bottom of Ash Hill. The head end can be seen entering Ludlow in the distance.
Two former Deutsche Bundesbahn "racehorses" are starting their 8 car train from Neuenmarkt-Wirsberg up over the "Schiefe Ebene" with a grade of 2.5 % to Marktschorgast. 01 202 of association "Paci... (more)
The 2 UP engines that were involved in the head-on collision of Metrolink train 111 and the UP LOF65 back on 9/12/08 are seen heading east to Colton.
"Ouch" Was hit by a freight that ran a signal on a foggy morning. The train hit was Q116
A string of Norfolk Southern Dash 8s await their fate at the scrapper in Cresson, PA. The yard was very active on various scrapping projects. A set of RJ Corman power can be seen waiting on their ... (more)
Having just landed at North Carolina's Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, US Airways' specially painted "Piedmont Airlines" Airbus A319 taxis towards the passenger terminal while a Norfolk S... (more)
The sad condition of the leased power is indicative of the grim condition of the "new"publicly-owned Northwestern Pacific. It would not be long before the FRA would close the railroad down for nu... (more)
AMTK 90220 cautiously rolls out of Durham-UNH in route for Dover in the middle of a snow storm.
The way they used to run railroads: train orders, towers and cabooses.
A helper train led by A9106 approaching the point of the derailed dmu unit.The pair of Alcos in the back(A9104-A9107) derailed too.
CP 9021 leads grain empties out of the Hector dip near Stephen, BC on a crisp Spring day.
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.
The scrapping of a classic. I had the privilege of taking the last cab photo from this streamliner that made thousands of trips up and down the Hudson between Albany and New York City in its heyd... (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)
An eastbound manifest led by Union Pacific SD70AH No. 8942 eases down the grade on Main 1 between Buford and Sherman Summit, Wyoming on November 28, 2015.
Fresh out of Beech Grove, the first repainted Amtrak dual mode unit backs into the Rensselaer Shops after trailing on the inbound Lake Shore Limited from Chicago. The units have a Phase III paint ... (more)
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)
A lone rafter floats down the Colorado River as a westbound BNSF manifest freight rumbles through Tunnel’s 39 and 40 in Little Gore Canyon west of Azure, Colorado, on the afternoon of August 4, 20... (more)
MILW "Little Joe" E-73 pilots a quartet of westbound MILW EMD GP40s up the 2% grade of Pipestone Pass with the Tobacco Root Mountains in the background.
You can go back in time! Many thanks to Peter Lerro and his hard-working crew for putting on great night photo shoot.
Dashing through the snow.......
Carl Franz Photo Special bursts from Brush Tunnel.
The MRL 20th Anniversary train heading back to Missoula, tries to keep ahead of threatening skies just minutes before sunset.
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.
For an NJ Boy, who had only read of this place in Extra 2200 South, the first moment I saw all the ALCOs at the Bull Ring, I was in utter awe. This was the first squeeze of my shutter, feature sho... (more)
Not only is that a windshield glare but it is temporary cover over a shattered windshield on Little Joe E-71 East at Soudan, Montana on Aug. 9, 1973. The train just left Alberton and it is 105 mi... (more)
The Pennsy heritage unit and F's greeted inbound and outbound passenger trains all day Friday awaiting placement for Saturday's "National Train Day" celebration. Casey Thomason photo, copyright N... (more)
Looking north from Anthony's Nose, one can see a southbound Metro-North train dashing along the Hudson River. CSX's River Line sits on the west side of the river, and the West Point Military Acade... (more)
Mink Harbor, located just west of Marathon, Ontario, is one of the scenic highlights of the Canadian Pacific in Ontario. CP's mainline twists along the shores of Lake Superior and passes many scen... (more)
During the final months of testing of the Advanced Passenger Train, a set is seen heading south descending from Shap
A PP&L coal train must have had some problems...
Milwaukee Joe E74 is waiting to head west at Silver Bow, MT. Note the spoked wheels on the lead truck.
In the late 1970s the M&E became home to National Locomotive Company, a rebuilder of used ALCOs (possibly for Suriname). The M&E's RS1 and S4 shared their engine house with hulks of Norfolk & West... (more)
Empty side dump cars from a CN (DMIR) limestone train sit just a few yards from the road I'm standing on, having derailed off the bridge (left) the night before. The falling snow just adds to the ... (more)
Christmas Eve 1994 dawned bright and clear with a wonderful hoar frost. Fortunately it lasted long enough for an early running 1330 Calvert to Northolt "binliner" to be captured in the exceptional... (more)
Cab units rule! As part of the celebration of Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal's 50th Anniversary, cab units from the three original tenant railroads were posted next to each other to ... (more)
After striking a over-sized truck at a crossing along US 301, Amtrak P080 of March 9th, is seen in the recovery phase while re-railing the P42 Engine 185. The Locomotive was just re-railed on the... (more)
As far as I know, this is the first time a derailment has happened here in Mt. Airy. The cause has not been ascertained at the time of this photo upload. Do know that it was a Northbound NS 118 ... (more)
Baldwin passenger sharks 5771 and 5783 wait at South Amboy for a North Jersey Coast train to arrive from New York behind a GG1. The mid-day trains were hardly long enough to rate 4,000 h.p. but th... (more)
At approximately 4AM, the Chesapeake and Albermarle rock job was northbound with approximately 40 empties. It passed 2 signals and approached the open bascule draw span over the Intercoastal Water... (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
It's called Big Sky Country for a reason! It looks to be the start of a beautiful summer day on MRL's 4th Subdivision as a westbound Roberts Bank-bound unit coal train cruises through the S-curves... (more)
Go the distance. This is my attempt to incorporate the granger roots of the C&NW into a photo made in 2006. In the process of making this photo, I discovered that the ground between the roa... (more)
A very stormy morning with great waves near the station Dawlish: Localtrain to Paignton, taken from the pedestrain-bridge. The waves were higher then the train and the water landed on the road on ... (more)
With only seconds to spare, the window presented itself with a clear view of the drivers and the rods down in this *** Triple Header Pace *** photo featuring (2) former Jito... (more)
High winds led to several snow drifts across the rails along the Front Range. The Rio Grande Heritage Unit leads the Ski Train through one such drift.
BNSF 7539 leads a westbound grain train across Two Medicine Bridge. Fuji Provia 100F
This westbound manifest finally catches a green at the entrance to the Las Vegas valley at Apex.
Train derailment in Esquel due to strong wind. We were the first to give assistance with forest wardens
A Southern Pacific covered hopper awaits departure from North Yard in Salt Lake City for Ogden on July 30, 2016.
Eastbound Q398, with 6 units, crosses the Potomac River and is about to enter the tunnel at historic Harpers Ferry W.V.
A look inside the cab of UP #4006. It is such a shame that one of these locomotives can't be restored back to operating condition.
The late afternoon sun casts a warn glow on this westbound through Afton Canyon as it crosses over the Mojave River.
On a 4-track mainline Pennsy 2-10-4 class J1a 6403 has cut off from its train and is drifting toward the roundhouse for servicing and the crew to get off duty at Columbus, Ohio. The date was No... (more)
Maybe the last trip for the narrow (60 cm) steam locomotive in a unique beautiful mountain route, on Pelio.
Set for an Inspection Trainset and Tourist Train as well, the last 1953 Alco power has been preserved & combined by PT Kereta Api (Persero). CC20015 is The First Diesel Electric Lokomotive in Indo... (more)
Whilst resurfacing the platform an apprentice was left in charge of the roller and promptly dropped it over the edge, unfortunately right in front of a Southend-Liverpool St service.
Up in smoke - train crew attend to a hot box on a wagon.
Orient Bay was without a doubt the most scenic strech on the CN Kinghorn Sub, but as shown here; it see's its last sets of steel wheels rolling over the rails as the "Kinghorn Killer" threads more... (more)
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)
Can you say buried in snow.
On a gorgeous winter morning, the whistle of Amtrak's California Zephyr echos off the rugged Book Cliffs north of town. At right, a quad of UP EMD's (including D&RGW 5371) await service on the "Di... (more)
BNSF's Kountry Job had a long train behind GP39M 2807 (rebuilt from BN GP-30 by M-K) met BNSF 9-44CW 5144 train Stockton, CA, to Denver.
A Richard Beal photo:
While riding a fantrip behind the CN 6167, a stop in Stratford finds Richard shooting the deadline, here we see two of the same class of CN 4-8-4s, the 6200 unstreamlined ... (more)