Sat 11/15/2003 16 cars off the tracks full of Honda Civics. Honda isn't going to be happy about this.
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)
The ill-fated Aerotrain crosses the Rockville bridge in what is believed to be early 1956, enroute to Pittsburgh, PA.
Demo trip stopped in Charlotte
1947 or 2007? In this test shot, the crew discuss their orders as PRR M1 6755 and K4 3750 await their departure. In actuality, these locomotives have never felt the heat of steam in over 50 years.... (more)
At least they stayed upright. Just another reason why you should always take the camera with you. Luckily I had time to run home and grab mine.
Dmu unit on a local passenger train from Athens to Nafplio crossing the historical passage of Dervenakia.
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)
A few hours earlier, CN Q101 smashed into the side of VIA #1 in Jasper's station track. When #1 arrived in Jasper, they left a switch open after shoving into the clear in the station track. Luckil... (more)
This unusual crossing signal still works correctly at an apparently unused private crossing. The lights did go out when a westbound freight approached.
While standing on the front walkway of CP 2206 and looking over the short hood nose we see the first group of CP GP20C-ECO units being lined up for delivery. Units are still undergoing final test... (more)
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)
After 3 days of snow the sun is here.Special weather for train spotting ! A454 led on a freight to Athens.
UP's "Big-Boy" steam locomotive, UP 4023, sits along Pacific Street awaiting the big move down city streets to the display at the new Kenefick Park in Omaha Nebraska.
The "San Joaquin Daylight" has just passed the summit on its eastbound trip over the Tehachapi mountains with the Monolith cement plant seen in the distance.
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)
An IRR train yard in Baghdad. Trains were sparse and the air was dusty as usual. Taken from the open door of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter while I was out on a mission in Baghdad.
NJ Transit 4405 zips northbound to NY Penn Station from Atlantic City with the ACES train. I imagine most wallets on this return from the gaming city trip are rather thin.
This is a follow zoom s... (more)
CSX 533 leads a UP train through Nevada's Meadow Valley.
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 passenger head down the platform as a trio of Acela train sets wait in the station to head up the road.
UP's lone operating Centennial diesel has no trouble pulling this passenger special upgrade along the Colorado River.
This is the remains of a grade crossing accident, fortunately the train did not derail, it only caused the articulated flat bed to break in half...causing damage only to the crane it was transport... (more)
Federal, state and local officials today celebrated the opening of the $142 million Englewood flyover, a major railroad bridge that has eliminated a significant source of train delays on the south... (more)
Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage steam engine #473 in her "Bumble Bee" livery.
Out of 25 'Big Boys' built for the Union Pacific in 1941, only 8 remain, including UP 4012 at Steamtown. The locomotive weighs 1,200,000 lbs. and still has a max. speed of 80 mph.
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)
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)
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)
BNSF power idles in the AUAR yard in McNeil, TX.
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.
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.
A meter gauge dmu unit approaching the abandoned station of Regaio.This line have been closed since 1988 and now it is working under the Greek railfans club.The dmu unit is a master piece, built i... (more)
GSR clickity-clacks toward the CP interchange at a steady 10mph, over a trestle and past an abandoned farmhouse.
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)
The subway of Athens in front of the ancient market-agora-
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
Southbound coal loads headed for the dock at Seward pass Gorilla Rock on a glorious end of winter day.
This 750mm dmu goes slowly at the grade of Dikasteria area on the way to Diakofto.
The engine room of the FP45 as viewed from the back of the locomotive. The room up ahead is the cab.
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)
An early morning move has two units easily handling an empty coal train returning to the Helper Yard.
April Fools Day Double-Header Runby CB&Q 4960 and 5632.
Many locos arresting this night.
Well, the night passenger from Athens to Kalamata finished the trip early at 25km point.An aspect crash of a motor truck full of garbages, derailed this unlucky meter gauge Alco.The driver of the ... (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.
An SD40 works the intermodal yard next to the Western Hills Viaduct.
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)
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)
220 019 Adtranz led on 500 passenger train on its way to Thessaloniki.The flag stands always there as the mark of an old monastery.
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!
Car on fire right after collision.
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)
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)
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)
Decauville dmu unit crossing a small valley before Mega Spileo station.
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)
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)
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)
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)
The only woman driver of car and locomotive in Romania and Europe.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
This wreck occurred sometime in the 1980s.
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)
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.
In the terminal at San Diego waiting to take a train to L.A. The prime mover was a 244 series engine.
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)
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)
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.
Pere Marquette #1225 leads a hot shot early morning westbound freight just before sunrise under a dramatic Michigan sky. Taken nearly four years back, this is one engine and a fine crew that I mi... (more)
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)
Reading's eastbound Crusader makes a stop at Bound Brook. The Jersey Central freight crew has broken their train to allow passenger access.
Looks like it's time to call your insurance company.
A scene no longer to be seen... This line has since been lowered into a trench.
N&W Class A 1218 parked on the only track she'd fit on...
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
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 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)
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)
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)
On a stunningly beautiful Autumn afternoon, hill-run job No. U85 struggles upgrade across massive Garwood Trestle along the former Virginian Railway east of Mullens, W.Va. The scenery in this terr... (more)
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.