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)
It looks like this engine and her sisters managed to catch fire somewhere.
SP 4-8-8-2 Cab Forward 4294 was the last steam locomotive purchased by the SP, and the last of SP's unique Cab Forwards in existance. This is several years before the California State Railroad Mus... (more)
In charge of priority freight to Hochelaga, CP 8791 East passes through the bush lining the clear and prestine waters of Lake Superior. 6700 feet back on his tailend is a robotized CP 8851.
On a beautiful spring day, the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 sails over the Big Otter trestle leading the Powhatan Arrow back toward Roanoke for another round of evening excursions on the Christia... (more)
This is most likely PRR train #1077, the "Nellie Bly" which ran from New York to Atlantic City in 2 hrs and 45 min and would have received an engine change here from a GG1 to the K4s. For sure, t... (more)
Disrupting the silence in downtown Nitro at the early morning hour of 2am, a severe thunderstorm rolls across the Kanawha Valley, bringing with it an impressive lightning show. The single yard eng... (more)
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)
On May 26th, 1934, the Pioneer Zephyr made its record-breaking non-stop dawn-to-dusk run from Denver to Chicago, passing under this signal bridge. This night, an eastbound coal train led by a pair... (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)
Engineman control desk of CN 2441
Metra Cars on Dubbers Spur - After a short hike across the hill from Jacumba Road, the line of five former Chicago Metra cars come into view on Dubbers Spur.
The track on the left is t... (more)
On a bitterly cold early spring day Strasburg 90 (newly acquired from the Great Western) and High Iron Company 127 (ex-CPR 1278, later of Gettysburg Railroad boiler explosion infamy...thanks for c... (more)
NOHAB-Balaton I. The summer of 2013 was unforgettable for many European railway enthusiasts, because after 13 years GM's diesel-powered NOHAB locomotive hauled regular trains again at Lake ... (more)
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)
A profile of Niagara #6014 during a midday station stop at Crestline. This was mostly a mail & express train, carrying passengers only as far as Galion. The interlocking tower is behind the loco... (more)
Izaak Walton Inn`s newest form of accomodation has been lifted into position and is being readied for it`s first guests.
Stood on the nose of a train waiting for a signal to depart westward. The crew got a great show while they waited.
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)
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)
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)
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)
CN #391 dropped 17 cars including 2 HazMat on Saturday morning. By the time we got there, the train had already been pulled away and Hulcher was hard at work.
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.
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)
Leased ACL E7 A-B units pull upgrade with train 4, POCAHONTAS, at Blue Ridge.
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)
A Canadian National stack train treads through Black Canyon of the Thompson River west of Ashcroft, British Columbia, on a hot June 25, 2006. In the far distance on the other side of the river is ... (more)
A nasty derailment in downtown Oshawa as 27 cars out of this 111 car freight train derailed at Oshawa East including the trailing locomotives, thankfully no one was injured as CP supervisors asses... (more)
The Pride of the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society
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)
It was supposed to be a strike day on spanish railways and contractors think they can finish the job on tracks. Until a Talgo train arrive...
Dawn at Omaha Shops: As the Nebraska sky brightens to signal another summer day, the work at Union Pacific’s Omaha Shops continues on. Thirty-eight locomotives are visible in this view, dominated ... (more)
An Amtrak Cascades train makes its way through the beautiful Pacific Northwest with a Talgo Series 8 train set cab car leading the way.
Four-legged Traindriver assistant. Train's driver with his dog named Bucks moves TU6D narrow gauge locomotive at peateries of Mezinovsky narrow gauge railway in Vladimir region. D... (more)
In an attempt to open its line from winter snows, Cumbres & Toltec Scenic operated a triple-header rotary snow plow train on May 3, 1997. Three mikados are shoving Rotary OY as they near the deep... (more)
The greatest effort required from a locomotive is when starting from a stop. If too much power is applied the turning force to the wheel will greatly exceed the opposing friction of the surface of... (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)
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)
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)
Atacama railfan car?
Crusin' down the track at 79MPH.
This westbound manifest finally catches a green at the entrance to the Las Vegas valley at Apex.
A view from above at various PRR electrics in the rack. The Lackawanna main is under the wires on the far left.
Train derailment in Esquel due to strong wind. We were the first to give assistance with forest wardens
The train is seen in the distance, it's true ... and maybe far away, rather see something black in the bottom of the canyon, looks like a black tattoo. But you can clearly see how this railroad sh... (more)
Saint LouIs-San Francisco Train 139 has come down from Oklahoma on June 24, 1978, 68 cars, mostly grain hoppers, tank cars for the Gulf, seven empties and a caboose, all behind GP38-2 685. Rattlin... (more)
New England Central GP38 3851 is moving damaged Amtrak P42DC #102 northbound toward Montpelier Jct., Vermont, past the Dog River Farm on Sunday, October 11. The Amtrak P42 had just been moved ont... (more)
I had never seen before an ambulance on rails! There is even the word "ambulance painted in reverse writing on the front, to be viewed in the rearview mirror by preceding vehicles, for askin... (more)
The late afternoon sun casts a warn glow on this westbound through Afton Canyon as it crosses over the Mojave River.
8671 pulls a hopper train east while Hulcher Services clears an overnight derailment in Roanoke Yard.
Heading for Cajon Summit
P&W 2307 backs a couple cars away from the impact zone the following day after a semi truck slammed into a cut of cars in north west Portland. Sadly, the driver lost his life but fortunately the c... (more)
CP 9021 leads grain empties out of the Hector dip near Stephen, BC on a crisp Spring day.
Horsehead Helpers pass the Gallitzin Tunnels Park. Thanks to Gallitzin Tourist Council for the assistance! www.gallitzin.info
The new generation of Observation car to replace the VIA Rail Dome Cars
The sound of 12,300 struggling horsepower reverberates across the Canyon Ferry Lake Valley as BNSF 9357 west crawls upgrade at Bedford, MT.
I had seen these loads on pictures... but in the real life, it is amazingly impressive
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!
Long assigned to Wyoming/Colorado branchlines, UP 457 still sports its large snow plow pilot
Narrow gauge 0.60m steam loco, with ralfans, in Pelion mountain.
As the sun sets on a unseasonably warm February evening, Amtrak #11 glides over the Arroyo Hondo trestle as it journeys down the coast toward Santa Barbara.
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)
A mix freight and passenger train travels in the Somme Bay area (Baie de Somme), going back from Noyelles to St Valery in the evening.
No train in this shot. A good thing in this case, as the bridge was just raised and has been captured in the process of lowering. The reason of course are the streaks of light. Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: n/aLocation: Steilacoom, Washington, USALocomotive #: n/aTrain ID: n/aPhoto Date: July 17, 2008
Control stand of CN 2550 (GE C44-9W Dash-9)
Santa Fe 21C arrives in the early morning at Santa Fe Junction. See comments below for possible train ID..and thanks for the correction.
In a significant milestone, driver #1 goes back under Southern Railway #630 while the locomotive continues its return to active service at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Soule Shops in Eas... (more)
Southbound passenger approaching the tunnel of Platamonas. The view from the castle is great.
4679 is switched into the Alton and Southern yard the morning after emerging from MEI as the second freight locomotive to wear Southern Belle colors. DMIR 301 was a definite bonus. Making the sc... (more)
CP 4507 and caboose idle under a brutal thunderstorm, as the 8757 sneaks up from behind. 23:49hrs.
An eastbound frieght sits next to some of the wreckage from a major derailment during the early morning hours on February 6 in Glencoe. U833 left the tracks coming around the curve where the stop... (more)
The crew of this coal train had a great view of the 32nd Pennsylvania Pump Primer Fire Muster event as they cross the former Reading Bridge. Fire trucks lined the Susquehanna River as part of the ... (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
Winchester & Western's unique slug sits at the company's New Jersey base in Bridgeton. The unit started life as an Alco RS11 on the Pennsylvania Railroad, then was converted to a slug by Conrail. ... (more)
Westbound Pennsylvania Railroad F7A-B-A #9792 with 98 boxcars of merchandise near Altoona, PA. Note the coupler covers on the lead unit, and the Pennsy style roof top induction antenna on the ... (more)
"Royal Canadian Pacific" as "Golfer special" passing through Morant's Curve on the way to Calgary.
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)
After several days of heavy snowfall, only some animal tracks are crossing the landscape on 1800 meter a.s.l. on the Rochers-de-Naye. But soon a lonely skier, which just left the train on the requ... (more)
The Alaska Railroad Glacier Discovery Train winds its way north along the Turnagain Arm, with the imposing Chugach Mountains in the background. A small tidal bore, very common in the Turnag... (more)
Gornergrat Railway with the Matterhorn
A BNSF grain train prepares to depart Missoula, Montana on Montana Rail Link's 3ed Sub on the afternoon of September 21, 2009. In the foreground is a member of the University of Montana Hang Glidi... (more)
NKP #765 rumbles across the Lehigh River in Weissport, PA late in the evening on a return trip from Pittston, PA to Allentown via Jim Thorpe. Sponsored by Norfolk Southern.
I could not imagine my self in my honeymoon without trains . So i did it in the wonderfull city of Paris with this subway the Eiffel tower and my nagging wife !
Going to GW and living in Georgetown, I had witnessed the B&O Georgetown local from the inside of a Metro Bus on K Street at night. But this was the only time I saw it in daylight. Here it is pass... (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)
Waiting for the Train. Big thanks to Peter Lerro for organizing the shoot.
14CRB 4-8-2 No. 1882 leads GEA Garratt No. 4023 past the home signals at Oudtshoorn. Below freezing weather and morning sun highlight the steam. Alan Crotty recently posted a shot of this train ... (more)
Standing on the pile of dirt and ballast as the lead engine burrowed its way into the row. good news is its still under warranty !