Long assigned to Wyoming/Colorado branchlines, UP 457 still sports its large snow plow pilot
Skating down the Santa Cruz Boardwalk on a DODX flatcar.
Crusin' down the track at 79MPH.
The scrapper is hard at work as a wounded 2044 looks on. Was a sad sight indeed.
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.
Atacama railfan car?
NS 8500 (ex NS 8305) and NS 8501 (ex NS 8309) are the first two GE C40-8.5's to be completed by the Roanoke shops. They have arrived at Altoona's Juniata Shops for their emissions testing and a ne... (more)
As far as New York City subway stations are concerned, the old City Hall station is clearly the "Jewel in the Crown". The station was opened as in 1904 as the centerpiece of the new un... (more)
The MMC Yardmaster's tower was the perfect place for a front row seat to the ballet of intense lightning that followed up a thunderstorm. Huge bol... (more)
CP 9021 leads grain empties out of the Hector dip near Stephen, BC on a crisp Spring day.
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)
"Royal Canadian Pacific" as "Golfer special" passing through Morant's Curve on the way to Calgary.
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!
Train derailment in Esquel due to strong wind. We were the first to give assistance with forest wardens
Pan Am Railways took delivery of five ex-QNSL SD40-2s this morning - lettered MEC 3400-3404 - but owned by GATX, at the Pan Am Southern East Deerfield Yard. The units are currently slated to be w... (more)
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)
Norfolk Southern H02 with engine 3010 at the point (long hood forward) and a few freight cars behind heads Westbound through a very rainy, eerie and dark storm at... (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)
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)
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)
The dead silence of the Don Valley is broken as the whine of the dyno's of a GP38 & 2 SD40's rumble westwards over the Valley and CN's Bala Subdivision in perfect morning sunshine.
Durango and Silverton, ex Rio Grande, #482 crosses over the high bridge en-route back to Durango, CO.
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)
CP 2816 and its handsome train head slowly roll along Lake Wapta before tipping over the big hill towards Field.
The rainy season was about to finished, but some scattered rainclouds could still be seen overhead. But it doesn't reduce our enjoyment to photograph this Dutch-tourist laden Lodaya train.
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)
4 Coal gons hit the ground. One view of two__ the other two were under the overpass. Hey Dave, we must have just missed one another.
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)
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)
Leased ACL E7 A-B units pull upgrade with train 4, POCAHONTAS, at Blue Ridge.
Eastbound D&RGW freight entering Gore Canyon.
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)
Just as this westbound UP stacker rounds the curve at switch 9, the storm clouds parted enabling me to get some storm light! I climbed up the hill at the I-80 rest stop to get this image, and let... (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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A remote control set ran through a closed switch and derailed when they reversed direction at CSX's Barr Yard just before dawn on January 2nd. I happened to pass over the bridge and picked up a s... (more)
A westbound BNSF manifest crosses a causeway on Montana Rail Link along the Clark Fork on a crisp fall morning at sunrise near Trout Creek, Montana.
In an absolutely gorgeous setting, No. 820 drops downgrade through Kumis, Va., with a heavy coal drag bound for the ports at Norfolk, as the whine of dynamics disrupt the tranquility of the scene.... (more)
Two employees work the signals by hand for the Lakeville Turn as they cross County 23.
Yard operations for this 60mm 2-4-0 steam engine.
Narrow gauge 0.60m steam loco, with ralfans, in Pelion mountain.
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)
A view from above at various PRR electrics in the rack. The Lackawanna main is under the wires on the far left.
Carl Franz Photo Special bursts from Brush Tunnel.
Battle of Light. The signals at Noimi Jct. battle to protect the CN Minntac Sub from an oncoming train. The signals won and the train headed up the CN Missabe Sub.
In this picture, you see a set of bogies being lifted by a derrick. Its a study in RR employee hierarchy of the day...the workers in the foreground, and the bosses, who appear to be standing in t... (more)
After a foot of snow 5 new QNSL GEAC4400CW are waiting to be move to Matane by CFMG railway to be put on a ferry to Sept-Isles Quebec.
No this is not GM's newest SUV! CDTX 2014 is running light from the Oakland coach yard to the Amtrak station where it would be coupled to the S/B Coast Starlight.
Union Pacific’s local freight to Phippsburg, Colorado, approaches Pinecliffe on a snowy April 12, 2001. Springtime in the Rockies!
Santa Fe 21C arrives in the early morning at Santa Fe Junction. See comments below for possible train ID..and thanks for the correction.
The engine house at Proviso is always an interesting place to photograph because of the variety of units that can be seen. Today, 4 brand new Ferromex SD70ACe's brought in from the CN sit with var... (more)
12R pauses at CP Front Street while a train clears ahead. Symmetry. Canon EOS 10D w/ 70-200mm F/4L lens. 1/500 sec @ F/9.
Leaving the wide open and sand swept desert at Basin, CA the rails of Union Pacific's Cima Subdivision come to ride along the northern bank of the Mojave River Wash as the two snake through the co... (more)
A BNSF intermodel streaks past downtown St. Paul and through Dayton's Bluff on this crisp cold night as a few barges huddle together on the Mississippi River. The Twin Cities area accounts for the... (more)
Grand Indeed! New York Central's Grand Central Terminal is a Manhattan landmark which serves as an example of the power and prestige that was once synonymous with the large American railroa... (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)
With the fall colors nearly peak, Amtrak Adirondack hugs the shores of Lake Champlain at Port Henry N.Y
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.
On November 25th, 1976, one third of Southern Pacific's big EMD and GE diesels are serviced at the railroad's Taylor Yard in Los Angeles, California. The Espee owned three U50s (represented here ... (more)
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)
1983 posses on the balloon track , due to it's length, it had to be walked through the curve at 3MPH
A cold Ely sunset. With most of the sane photographers already headed back to their hotels for hot showers, I risk the loss of some critical anatomical hardware as I shoot Nevada Northern's... (more)
V&T Survivor: McKeen Motor Car #22. In an effort to cut costs and reduce the need for steam-powered passenger trains, the Virginia & Truckee purchased a 70 foot long McKeen Motor Car in 191... (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)
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
Q371 derailed at CP 17 on the CSX Short Line Sub at about 6 a.m. on a 7 degree day in Northeast Ohio. Shown here at 9 a.m. with 11 cars derailed and other traffic would have to be rerouted onto t... (more)
General Electric is doing high altitude testing on Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new C38AChe model at East Portal
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)
During the final months of testing of the Advanced Passenger Train, a set is seen heading south descending from Shap
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)
Milwaukee Joe E74 is waiting to head west at Silver Bow, MT. Note the spoked wheels on the lead truck.
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)
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)
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)
Special heads to Ft. Steele, B.C.
What is better then one No 7 train? A double decker No 7! With hundreds of tired commuters on board and many more behind me on the platform waiting to get on this train to go home, these R-188 car... (more)
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)
ATSF 3751 joins with Amtrak 406 and a 1966 Chevrolet Sting Ray for a old-timer's day celebration at LAUS this morning. All I know about this set up is that the Dispatcher told the steamer, "You'll... (more)
On the pilot of Utah Railway 5001, one of six MK-50-3 built, Engineer Adam Pinales snaps a photo on his camera phone, of an overturned Chevrolet SUV, to send to his Father. The driver of the overt... (more)
HLS's newest rebuilds, GP40-3 #6500 and GP38-3 #2000 are seen here coupled to freshly painted GP38-2 #2507 at Huntington.
Amid the hustle and bustle of life in New York City, day transitions to dark on this June evening as a Queens bound 7-local train arrives at 40th Street station in Queens. The city's Empire State ... (more)
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)
NS is cleaning out the ditches through the grade separated 'trench' between the Amtrak Depot and Toledo Yard. Here the work train's in action with debris flying off on the opposite side. Note th... (more)