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 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)
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)
Montana Rail Link F45 No. 391, on the point of MRL’s LM freight, glints off the still waters of the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon, Montana, on the afternoon of September 11, 1995. The train has... (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)
Late fall along the Connecticut River Valley finds a normally lush, green landscape rather brown and barren. The leaves have largely departed from the trees and even though its not quite 3... (more)
The culprit of the shooting flames is CREX C40-8 #9048
A PRR H9s Consoladation switcher works the depot.
Plow Extra MMA 2003 crosses Gordon Rd
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 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)
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)
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...
The Baldwin #60000 in a zoom Railroad: Baldwin Locomotive WorksLocomotive: Steam 4-10-2Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: BLW 60000Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: May 23, 2010
Santa Fe 21C arrives in the early morning at Santa Fe Junction. See comments below for possible train ID..and thanks for the correction.
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)
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)
During the final months of testing of the Advanced Passenger Train, a set is seen heading south descending from Shap
A view from above at various PRR electrics in the rack. The Lackawanna main is under the wires on the far left.
With peak foliage bursting in the sunlight, I took to the overnight on Friday to capture the St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railway's eastbound train 394 rolling through the very picturesque northern Ver... (more)
East Switch, Rox Siding, washout from storm. ~ http://www.trainweb.org/brettrw/derail/uprr/mvwashout/mvwashout.html
ATSF 2381 catches a ride on QTTX 131423 as it makes it way to the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum.
Andover Yard crew making a shove move toward Crossbrook
The westbound KVR train to Trail crosses the 'other' Stoney Creek Bridge with 3 SD40-2s leading it.
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)
Second 81 crosses Kiowa Creek near Bennett behind EMD-re-engined FA 141, a load of autoracks out of Kansas City headed for dealers and showrooms in Denver and along the Front Range. It’s high summ... (more)
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)
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)
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)
The vistas of the American Rockies simply must be seen first hand. There just isn't a replacement. Imagine my delight when I got the opportunity to include a clean, new ACe in the photo. UP 8887 i... (more)
A Northbound autotrain passes through San Clemente as it heads up the coast
The KCT will build another 75 car unit scrap train later today, which will leave town as BNSF Train U KCKHKM0 02T with a trio of engines. The ES44C4 was built in February 2014, the newest unit I'... (more)
A trestle that was once part of the Southern's SB line in Shelby, NC still stands.
On Haivoron's narrow gauge railway the track inspection team rides in style. Definitely a one of a kind piece of equipment. It even has its own turntable.
Milwaukee Joe E74 is waiting to head west at Silver Bow, MT. Note the spoked wheels on the lead truck.
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)
New new ES44DC leads a gaggle of engines east to Barstow.
The Rio Grande Zephyr is nearing the tunnel district as it crosses Route 72 at the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon. Over the next 15 miles, the train will make twenty-nine subterraneous forays before i... (more)
A CSX police officer takes his report of the derailment.
The 36-axle Schnabel car is gingerly moved through tight tracks in Duluth on its way to Alberta.
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)
This is the scene after the 413 derailed several cars the night before.Nikon D70
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)
The aftermath of a slide and derailment which put these two RS3s in the Cumberland River at Loyall.
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)
Fast & Slow, 180MPH Eurostar sweeps past a local train doing 60MPH. The local guy must have thought he'd stopped!
CEFX 1025 and CP 8578 ready to depart Glenwood Yard for St. Paul.
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)
Leased ACL E7 A-B units pull upgrade with train 4, POCAHONTAS, at Blue Ridge.
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 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)
Built in 1910, the old highway bridge spans over dozens of trains per day, and even a few at night. Thanks to Gary Knapp for allowing me the use of his lighting, and assisting with setup.
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.
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)
NS 3336 rolls across Arch St. and is framed in the ex-Cresson Secondary which taken out of service in 1995 to allow doublestacks to use the Pittsburgh Line.
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)
Two years ago today (June 12th), the swollen Cedar River took down CRANDIC's downtown bridge> and ... (more)
General Electric is doing high altitude testing on Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new C38AChe model at East Portal
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)
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)
If you like trains and trucks here's a shot for you...BNSF #7727 looks like it's sitting on the flatbed trailer behind the Peterbilt parked near the Vancouver Terminal.
An eastbound BNSF manifest tops Winston Hill as the last rays of sunlight illuminate the sky on a warm summer evening.
Summer thunderstorms are busy dumping rain on the hills around downtown Pittsburgh, as a westbound train makes its way along the Ohio River.
EMDX 92 at La Grange.
First derailment I ever saw was Soo Line 944 piling up 27-cars due to a broken rail. Soo track inspector Irv Nissen was ordered off tracks to let train 944 pass. Train found broken rail - ouch!
A brand new Gevo works DPU duty as a loaded coal train sits dead in Cliff siding.
TEMCO Switcher 1611 collided with a string of Grain Hoppers, two of which derailed and are obstructing BNSF's Main 1. The NB BNSF train is preparing to back up to the 21st St crossovers and use Ma... (more)
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)
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)
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.
Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train makes it's way across the impressive Kootenay Landing trestle on their way from Creston, BC to Nelson, BC. This section of the Nelson Sub rarely sees trains in the... (more)
Southern Pacific U50 9951 takes a spin on the Taylor Yard turntable.
Vandals cocked the switch at the south end of the passing track at Big Stone Gap, and this northbound had the misfortune of hitting it at 2 AM. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured.
HLS's newest rebuilds, GP40-3 #6500 and GP38-3 #2000 are seen here coupled to freshly painted GP38-2 #2507 at Huntington.
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)
Leaving Appleby for Carlisle on the last leg of a northbound Cumbrian Mountain express, at the end of a beautiful day.
A UP SW1500 starts a mile long line of stored locomotives at the yard in Nampa. More signs of a struggling economy.
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)
This Belgina Tubize 2-4-0 steam loco crossing the Malaki stone bridge.
What is probably Erie Lackwanna's premier train from Jersey City, NJ to Chi, #1, The Erie Lackwanna Limited arrives at 21st Street.
Size comparison between a GMD GP9RM and a Hyundai Tuscon
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)
CN 2664 resting outside Turnaround Diesel shop Taschereau Yd for inspection, notice new paint scheme WWW CN.CA
First responder volunteers with the "Pink Heals Tour" and one of their specially painted pink fire trucks (named Kennedy) poses with Norfolk Southern's "Honoring First Responders&qu... (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)