The annual Shenandoah Junction Christmas Party is in full swing. The Roadmen pose in front of an empty autorack heading west as other fans snap photos. This year's party was dedicated to "Mayor Ro... (more)
Late in the day and towards the end of a major snow storm the NYS&W sent out one locomotive to clear crossings on the Southern Division. Here it is smashing through a snow bank at Old Rudetown Rd.
An everyday scene at Jingpeng Pass, soon to be lost forever as the diesels make their inevitable march forward.
Leading it's first train since being painted into the Phase III Heritage Paint scheme, Amtrak 145 takes a break at the Cleveland Depot at 2:40 a.m. en route to Washington on the Capitol Limited.
I never believed that the ND&W's track was this bad until I saw it first hand. Even though the railroad's corporate owner, Pioneer Railcorp, has made significant improvements to the line since the... (more)
Passengers on tonight's Surfliner are getting their money's worth with a spectacular sunset view over the Pacific. The northbound train is minutes away from its stop at Surf Beach.
Work continues to get the derailment from a few days ago cleaned up and getting the junction back into service. A day or two ago after the crossing accident, Norfolk Southern along with the few ra... (more)
Union Pacific #4012 prepares for another day of "oooohs" and "ahhhhs" as the star static steam attraction at Steamtown National Park. Seen here under a new coat of flat black primer paint.
General Electric is doing high altitude testing on Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new C38AChe model at East Portal
The result of a fire on a fully loaded Auto Rack
Wearing the scheme for less than a month Santa Fe 146 has just arrived Hobart yard off train QNYLA painted in a special MAERSK scheme for publicitiy work between Los Angeles and Cajon Pass. I beli... (more)
Three steam locomotives on display at Green Bay. From left to right we have Lake Superior & Ishpeming 2-8-0 23, Soo Line 4-6-2 2718, and AT&SF 2-10-4 5017. Despite what it looks like, the museum... (more)
Southern's Best Friend of Charleston replica is unloaded from its two specialized transport cars for an event at Abingdon, VA. The NS employee bringing the engine and its cars down the ramp is Cha... (more)
Beach, swim, fan and...trains at Diakofto beach.This is Greece at the summer.
Do you need a "foul line" in your driveway?
Photograher's notes: This is Iowa Interstate (former Rock Island) trackage heading directly into the TZPR North Limit Yard. Due to a number of circum... (more)
A roaring pair of big UP powerhouses begins the downhill run to Laramie, exiting Hermosa Tunnel during a snowstorm. Leading is U50 #40, followed by a DD35B. UP 40 was built in 1964, using recond... (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)
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)
Unloading LCL freight at Charleston.
The view from the Cab of FEC 100. Thanks FEC for inviting railfans.
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)
A massive cloud of fugitive dust rises as an ore train dumps into the dock while the Canadian Steamship Line's vessel Rt. Hon. Paul J. Martin loads. CN does have a water deluge system on the appro... (more)
Turn and go for this pair on this Spring morning.
Note:You do not get the full effect from the thumbnail. On this gloomy and cold day Shay #11 doubleheads with Shay #4 for the last trip to Bald Knob of the 2007 season.
The mainline rails here are rusty and silent where once Rio Grande trains thundered out of Minturn, Colorado, attacking the steep grade 3% grade over Tennessee Pass. On August 12, 2015, at the eas... (more)
Another great winter photo shoot on the Nevada Northern. A big thanks to Mark Bassett and his crew of people who work so hard to make these events possible. They enjoy what they do and take grea... (more)
Heavy-hauler #4311 moves down the service lead as switches are lined in advance. PRR Class I1sa.
grue de 85 tonnes de Châlon Sur Marne en intervention au dépôt de Chaumont.
en 1968, cette grue était encore actionnée par un moteur à vapeur
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)
Cliff Hanging! - The White Pass & Yukon's "rotary fleet" consisting of vintage snowplow #3 (Cooke - 1899) is marching upgrade trailed by twin steam locomotives #73 (Baldwin 2-8-2 blt. 5-47)... (more)
Soo 6600 at Gilchrist after 4408 had been pulled off of her. In a few day it will be off on the long slow trip to Shoreham to be evaluated and soon enough will be determined to be beyond repair. T... (more)
Jupiter was made in 1979 to replace the engine borrowed from "Hollywood" to celebrate the Centennial year celebration of 1969. Prior to this there was just a simple white, slanted monument with a ... (more)
Santa Fe 315, with a yellow variation of the famous "Warbonnet" paint scheme, leads three more F7 B units on Amtrak's Texas Chief. Union Station would close and the remaining Amtrak traffic would... (more)
These things are so ugly, they're almost...no, they're just ugly.
I've never seen a loader sitting on top of a Woodchip Hopper, much less one that is derailed!
Izaak Walton Inn`s newest form of accomodation has been lifted into position and is being readied for it`s first guests.
The latest addition to the roster at Utah State Railroad Museum at Ogden is D&RGW SD40T-2 #5371. The veteran EMD was donated to the State of Utah by the Union Pacific Railroad in August 2009. Othe... (more)
awaiting diesel powered train from Bay Head, NJ. on the NJ. Coast line.
Two SEMTA geeps lead the "Elephant Express" out of Mackinaw City. Power and passenger cars were loaned by Detroit's SEMTA commuter agency. The railroad carferry "Chief Wawatam" is visible in the u... (more)
CP 6250 is the first former SOO SD60 to go through the rebuild program. The unit has received a fresh coat of CP red and a new number as this ex SOO 6050.
The last rays of sun catch the exhaust of a pair of 15" gauge pacifics as they race for home after a days work hauling Santa specials.
On board of the D&RGW Zephyr
Try this on your model layout! An open-air interlocker, complete with semaphore home signal. It appears to have been staffed "as needed." Not an assignment you'd want in January, even in urban ... (more)
Westbound Grand Canyon at Joliet
This dmu unit crossing the passage of Portes(doors), on the left the abandoned now old way.
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)
The CDTX2012 was leading San Joaquin #715 North out of
Bakersfield on July 19, 2007 when it hit an (empty)
gas tanker truck at a grade crossing in Shafter, CA
plugged from full 79mph trackspeed... (more)
An interesting, and rarely photographed view at 1/25ths. Taken while on the Hiwassee Loop Excursion
The DM&IR's main engine facility at Proctor. The portion of the roundhouse with the black roof was added in the early 1940s to accomidate the Missabe's massive 2-8-8-4 Yellowstones.
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)
This SD40 was wrecked at Frijoles Creek, Trinidad, Co. on July 3, 1981 after a bridge wash-out, which sadly took the lives of two crew members. It was rebuilt as BN SD40B 7600 in 1982 and became S... (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.
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)
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)
BHP 4310 3090 working hard on a loaded ore train near
Hesta in the Pilbara region of Western Australia
Inside the cab of New York Central E8 4085. It led the last eastbound 20th Century Limited out of Chicago on December 3, 1967.
The entire New Royal Palm train is silhouetted against the morning sun as Southern 630 leads NS 957 into Kentucky for the trip to Danville.
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)
UP's SD70ace order begin Breakin Runs on the Goderich and Exeter RR
CN 5749 leads a westbound train at Cisco, BC
What better way to travel on the tracks of 'The Estate' than in a 1913 BSA-bodied inspection trolley?
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
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)
Maybe the last trip for the narrow (60 cm) steam locomotive in a unique beautiful mountain route, on Pelio.
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)
Florida East Coast Railway crews begin to assess the damage done to FEC 433, which derailed along with four double stack cars as train 226 came out of the siding at Pineda. The FEC 419 and five d... (more)
Snowfighter. TGM6 locomotive clears railtracks during heavy snowfall in Moscow. The action take place on "Moscow coke and gas plant" ("MOSCOKS") railway. Part of "MOSCOKS" railway... (more)
Train derailment in Esquel due to strong wind. We were the first to give assistance with forest wardens
New York Central E7's are turning on the Dundurn Street wye in Hamilton, Ontario after bringing the Buffalo, NY passenger train over the TH&B. They will head to the Chatham Street TH&B roundhouse... (more)
Siemens shows off the new Charger locomotive in Amtrak's 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.
The eastbound Texas Eagle barrels down a straight stretch of hogbacks toward a meet with a waiting UP freight at Elmo at dusk.
This photo of UP 2862 will be published in "Endless Journies" which will come out in Spring 2005.
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!
Narrow gauge 0.60m steam loco, with ralfans, in Pelion mountain.
WARNING: The light at the end of the tunnel IS an oncoming TRAIN!!!!
This Thomas is a real steam engine (built from a Porter 0-6-0). Nikon D70.
4 years after it nailed an 18 wheeler at a crossing, UP 8232 sits awaiting it's destruction, most likely...
CP 9021 leads grain empties out of the Hector dip near Stephen, BC on a crisp Spring day.
Fresh out of the box, UP 7964 C45ACCTE wears a few banners proclaiming that it is the 5000th Evolution Series Locomotive built. This locomotive is coupled to the extra water tender that the UP 844... (more)
One of three that won't make it thru the day, this old F is being dismembered for parts and scrap. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi.
While there are many great lodging establishments that have a railroad theme and are close to active lines, the Izaak Walton Inn on Marias Pass is a railfan's paradise. Adding inspiration (as if o... (more)
We are in the Galera tunnel, near the East portal. At 4682m/15689ft, this is the highest railroad tunnel in the world. Ice on the walls denotes the harsh weather c... (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)
A young gal, impressed with the sound and sight of #3254, holds her camera out for a memory as a Canadian National Mikado makes it's way past the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Station. I ... (more)
A Reading & Northern passenger train thunders through the Lehigh Gorge, southbound over an s-curve on the former Lehigh Valley ROW. The track to the left is owned by NS, while the track #425 is o... (more)
Overview of Illinois Central Gulf former Gulf Mobile and Ohio(Alton) shops in Bloomington, Il.
Chicago bound making a station stop.