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)
An SD40 works the intermodal yard next to the Western Hills Viaduct.
What Would You Do? In this situation a choice has to be made. Most choose to play chicken, some turn the other way, but me, I chose to stay put and shoot something 'Out of the Box', well re... (more)
While trucks may bring it, railroads usually haul it. And they can haul all sorts of things like a brand new Boeing 737 fuselage as seen here. Only requiring the use of two specialty flush deck ... (more)
Time was running out for the last Santa Fe passenger train operating in Northern California as ATSF #301 leads the San Francisco Chief on the last leg of its journey thru Hercules and on to Richmo... (more)
Niles Canyon Railway didn't advertise this event on the social media and the internet because it was originally meant for members of the Niles Canyon Railway Museum only but those that were aware ... (more)
GSR clickity-clacks toward the CP interchange at a steady 10mph, over a trestle and past an abandoned farmhouse.
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)
Wrecked early in its life along with sister 9502. Wreck was November 1, 1993 when the engine was just 8 days old. If you've viewed this picture before, I amended the photo date to 1994. Sorry i... (more)
Car on fire right after collision.
Although it was never officially on the CR roster, this old NYC unit was in the Altoona deadlines. The old unit has been shoved off the end of track, with the rear truck resting on the ground. Loo... (more)
April Fools Day Double-Header Runby CB&Q 4960 and 5632.
Always an impressive sight, the outbound Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus train doesn't even warrant a glance from the guy in the yellow and blue in the lower left. But others strolling ... (more)
At the Avery Depot, ready to head East, E21 is MU'd with what appers to be 3 GP40's. Today, the depot remains but the right of way is now a road.
N&W 1218, An Original Norfolk Southern Heritage Unit, arrives at the Chattanooga Choo Choo with a fall color trip from Atlanta, GA. In the right-top of the photo you can see a wisp of steam & burn... (more)
Hulcher railroad services assist Norfolk Southern with lifting equipment when NS 2698 blows a traction motor and needs replaced. The weather wasn't the best with rain and cloudy conditions but an ... (more)
Cab of the leader of 3 SD40-2s sitting in the yard at Keith, staring into the sun. Everyone with an APS-C should have a 10mm lens!
A mid-day passenger train (the westbound Juniata most likely), climbs Horseshoe Curve with some help. From another angle, see the eastbound Juniata, Railroad: Pennsylvania RailroadLocomotive: GE U25CLocation: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: PRR 6511Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: April, 1966
In the blue gloom of a winter evening's twilight, the headlights of an eastbound stack train illuminate the west portal and interior of Cascade Tunnel. Ahead, pierced only by the light carried by ... (more)
BNSF's rotary snow plow is parked for the night at Aurora. A 8 am crew will jump aboard today to plow the Giltner Sub towards Hastings, NE. A 7 man crew is used to move this equipment, 4 man train... (more)
The ill-fated Aerotrain crosses the Rockville bridge in what is believed to be early 1956, enroute to Pittsburgh, PA.
CP/SOO offered up an Operation Life Saver flat car put together by Shoreham Shops to tour the railroad. The local officers were asked to pick spots along the railroad for display. My pick was Port... (more)
All 201 cars of K31's train can be seen here as the train makes its way south towards Assiniboia. This train is about 2 miles long with cars for the Assiniboia area elevators and the Great Western... (more)
This wreck occurred sometime in the 1980s.
BNSF Railway train H-SLABAR9-03A (High Priority Merchandise, Slaton TX to Barstow CA) has one of the most colorful consists I've seen in quite a while, as it includes two Heritage diesels from two... (more)
UP GP-35 762 guides two ugly-duckling GE 4500GETL 4500-hp units 60 and 60B eastward on a train into Cheyenne, Wyo yard as a C&S SD-9 crosses overhead ahead of the train.
Storm light is easy to come by late in the day out in this neck of the woods. This massive storm is quickly approaching from the east while the train slides to the south towards Denver.
Southern Pacific steam locomotive no. 4449 arriving at Oaks Park in Portland, Oregon, with the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Holiday Express train on December 12, 2009. The 4449 operated on De... (more)
Special delivery for the Monticello Nuclear Power plant. BNSF 2973 is pushing the last couple miles into the plant. This is the first train the City of Monticello has seen in about 3 years, norma... (more)
The Unstoppable train rolls west above Guernsey Street during filming. The emergency vehicles are staged for the movie. There were alot of locals used as extras, but the firefighters on the left... (more)
Full throttle for this 60mm 2-6-0 steam loco.
If you derail and are going to crash and stop abruptly, I highly recommend hitting a soft, muddy river bank! This was a St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) work train on the Trumann Subdivisio... (more)
Looks like it's time to call your insurance company.
The beauty is coming back to run after her refreshment and modernization.In appearance of connection meter gauge line between the central workhouse and St. Anargeri station, Hellenic railways usin... (more)
45045, Coldstream Guardsman, had a heavy collision with Saltley viaduct while shunting the nearby Lawley Street freightliner terminal. The loco was withdrawn following this.
You need a car 4x4 and strong legs to get to this point.Well this is Asopos bridge while an ic crossing on the way to the north.On the off side still exist the abandoned old tunnel.The old bridge... (more)
This is the result of a collision with a rock of about 50 tons weight, found on the rails behind a curve when descending from Ticlio to Casapalca. Emergency braking of the engineer was of little e... (more)
It was a more innocent time… when a summertime swim in the Coal River might mean jumping off the railroad bridge at Sproul, and that’s what the photographer found when he visited there on June 24t... (more)
Warning:Make sure you have a friend watch your back
The only woman driver of car and locomotive in Romania and Europe.
After helping me set up the lights for the shot, my daughters wanted to be in the picture. Here they are waving to the passing Providence & Worcester freight, as a fisherman - who showed up a lit... (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)
View of the Amtrak and Metra yards from atop the Sears Tower. Amtrak is on the left, Metra on the right. The bridge going over the tracks is Roosevelt Ave.
A view from inside the West portal of Great Bend Tunnel. Home of the John Henry legend, the original bore at Bend Bend was completed in 1872, and served the C&O railway until being taken out of s... (more)
to the Nature III. The Csarna-valley section of the narrow-gauge railway was damaged by flooding in 1999. The water found a new creek bed in many places. The rails are slowly being reclaime... (more)
Normaly this is always a night southbound freight.
A9108 pulls some old box cars on the way to Tripolis.
A scene no longer to be seen... This line has since been lowered into a trench.
1 little, 2 little, 3 little engines. 4 little, 5 little, 6 little engines. 7 little, 8 little, 9 little engines. 10 little engine boys!
Too much exhaust?
A double ic express at Kakia Skala passage on the way to south. The line is out of work from 2004 because the new double standard gauge line is more usfull.
CZRY walking their sand train over a previously "rolled" rail
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
The last ic express of the day at the sunset on the way to Athens.
On a very foggy night, a the CN local for Bridgeport is seen here waiting for the signal at Le Moyne. This shot was taken off the I-55 on-ramp at Cicero Ave.
Reading's eastbound Crusader makes a stop at Bound Brook. The Jersey Central freight crew has broken their train to allow passenger access.
BNSF’s M-PVODEN (Provo, Utah to Denver manifest) curves around the hopper car windbreak at Big 10 Curve east of Clay, Colorado, on October 20, 2012. The city of Denver is 16 miles (“as the crow fl... (more)
GT 9095 with Solidario passenger Train at Retiro platform 7, reflected from platform 9. Nikon D70 and Tokina 28-80 f2.8
The weekly freight crossing the station of Patra. A9103 and A9102 on 80300 freight to the south.
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)
With all the debris removed from the front of the lead unit we are allowed a good view of the damage caused. You can clearly see the imprint of the semi's trailer (horizontal lines) on the nose, ... (more)
Southern Pacific Daylight 4-8-4 4449, with SP SD40E 7342 as a helper, works up Cuesta Grade out of San Luis Obispo, California. This train, dubbed the World's Fair Daylight, is retu... (more)
N&W Class A 1218 parked on the only track she'd fit on...
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)
The 1220 has certainly seen better days, this is the result of a loaded asphalt truck running into her as she was crossing Court Street last Friday, no one was injured in the collision. more)
N&W 611 ventured out of the Virginia Museum of Transportation for the first time in years to help Norfolk Southern celebrate the 125th anniversary of Roanoke's East End Shops back in September 200... (more)
The hogger of a switch move powered by an old #4420 I1s waits for a hand signal from the man riding the rear end, probably breaking apart an arriving westbound. No radios being used here. John n... (more)
6AM smiles warmly upon a Nickel Plate 700.
Derailment of an eastbound manifest due to heavy rain in the area over the past week. Behind this view are two cars upright on the siding and another 15 in the water. The main to the right is als... (more)
It's all-GP at Southern's Columbus yard in Spring 1975, but in a few years GE C-Cs will bump the dwindling number of geeps to support roles, and the turntable and 1922 coaling tower will disappear... (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)
A few minutes before the sunset, the last ic on the way to Athens moving along Platanos coast.
One of the perils of street-running . . . occasionally some people park too close to the tracks, and the train comes to a halt. Here, NOGC 500 and 505 idle while the owner of the truck hollers, "... (more)
Westbound E819 with 8 engines passes the Harpers Ferry Station.
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.
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)
Morris County Central #385's journey is almost complete as it crosses over the Morristown & Erie on East Frederick Road in Cedar Knolls, NJ. The 385 is very familiar with this piece of track, as i... (more)
The northbound Nakusp wayfreight aboard barge and tug Iris G docks at Rosebery on Slocan Lake where it will unload and continue on the isolated Kaslo branch to Nakusp.
Looking west toward the setting sun on the Aurora sub in Chana, Illinois. A tiny midwestern town, Chana has no stores, no gas stations, amid miles of corn. I had stopped there looking for somethin... (more)
Repair works for a lot of dmu units on the workhouse of Athens.
Viewed from Loudoun Heights in WV, the Capitol Limited heads east across the Potomac River bridge at 11:13 today. Canon 20D and 70-200mm lens.
In the terminal at San Diego waiting to take a train to L.A. The prime mover was a 244 series engine.
I got two PAs in my first American Flyer train. It's a shame this is the only condition I ever actually saw them in, stripped of parts and waiting for the price of stainless steel to go up.
A Little Hell
One of the most famous bridges of the Lima to La Oroya line is the Infiernillo - Little Hell - Bridge, located in a narrow canyon between two tunnels. The remains o... (more)
Massive upgrades to CN's Newmarket Sub have brought all kinds of different equipment to the area recently. This Peterbilt Brandt Hi-Rail along with a Mack have been busy doing all kinds of jobs in... (more)
Heading East through Exshaw, Canadian Pacific's F-Units return to Calgary from Banff on a beautiful fall day
The former Santa Fe PA gets a new coat of blue paint on its trucks.
A westbound autorack train splits the silence alongside the cemetery in Miller City, Ohio. The US&S bracket signal, a sentinel marking this as a former Nickel Plate Road territory, is headed to th... (more)