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 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)
Here's a somber moment in time for fans of the Southern Pacific and the Utah Railway Company . . . 11 EMD SD45s and 4 EMD F45s are being scrapped at the Utah Railway yard in Martin. Between 1985-1... (more)
Special heads to Ft. Steele, B.C.
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)
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)
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)
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!
Amtrak P448 Is Running About A Hour And A Half late After Hitting A Tree Somewhere Up The Line, Did Some Damage To The Leader A Broken Ditch Light And A Huge Branch Stuck On The Front Of The Train... (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)
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)
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)
This special freight led by two Alcos,A9108-A9104, at Kakia Skala passage.The sea looks marvellous and the train to.
490 was built for the streamlined "Chessie."
From the Silver Rails Gallery Collection: Plenty of action this day at Saint Louis Union Station. Pennsy 5539 is in the company of a GM&O heavyweight passenger train, many cars of baggage and mail... (more)
What I did on my Summer vacation, redux: The number of locomotives occupying "Larry's Alley" now stretches back even more and under the overpass considerably. Still sad to see my buddie... (more)
The Norfolk & Western Big Three at the Virginia Museum of Transportation from left to right: N&W 2156, N&W 611 and N&W 1218. I had the opportunity to come down on my own and photograph the big thr... (more)
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)
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)
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.
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.
A 3-foot intercity express on the way to Keparessia crossing the area of the reck.
all i can say is WOW!
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)
Train Conductor desk of CN 2441
Army-Navy football specials are lined up in the yard next to (then) Philadelphia Municipal Stadium on the south side.
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)
It's getting dark quickly at CP 466, just west of LaPorte, IN on the NS Chicago Line as NS 205 heads west splitting a stopped 23N on the left and 23Z stopped in the siding on the right creating wh... (more)
Driver’s work office on the brant new MLW A460
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)
The south end of Letts is lined up for the St. Paul, MN to Kansas City, MO manifest train to head south towards Ottumwa, IA. This is one of three short sections of CTC on the ICE's Kansas City Sub... (more)
"SA31 to the South Jersey dispatcher..." NS 5284 was delayed for a few hours on its journey from Browns Yard in Sayreville to Freehold by this fallen tree just west of MP 8 and the Schoolho... (more)
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.
A packed to the gills local service arrives at the dusty town of Sumaoli in Central India. The station is part of the 2' gauge Gwalior - Sheopur Kalan section, part of the former Gwalior Light Rai... (more)
Another try at showing a little motion on the rails.
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)
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-302 on a special train for railfan enthusiasts.
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.
Even though it is raining, it has no factor on the endless string of trains in the PRB.
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)
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)
Santa Fe 21C arrives in the early morning at Santa Fe Junction. See comments below for possible train ID..and thanks for the correction.
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
First time seeing the light of day. Valley Railroad Chief Mechanical Officer J. David Conrad looks over the railroad's newest locomotive - a Chinese SY, wearing #3025 on its first trip outside of... (more)
The switch was not on the straight line position but possibly forgotten to the turn. So it happens....The night ic express from Athens to Alexandroupolis derailed and four coaches went to the fiel... (more)
Red Bud is in bloom at McClure, VA in April 1980. My friends David DeVault (in the hat) and Pete Morrisett (hands on hips) check out the "McClure Shay." The guy in the wife-beater under-shirt is a... (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
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)
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)
A PRR H9s Consoladation switcher works the depot.
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)
The last operating Erie Mining RS-11 is used by Cliffs Erie to power a "clean-up" train that is picking up bad order and MOW cars off the line prior to its being shut down.
All three current CSX paint scheme line up on the shop leads under popular Ben's Bridge
The last one train for today on the terminal subaway station of Piraeus
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...
After dumping the ash pan a Steam Railroading Institute crew member rakes the ashes from under the 1225.
A very over powered work train? No, just the head of the deadline which happens to inc. a few MOW cars right now... Units ranging from BNSF SD40-2s and SW1500s to NREX (CR) SD50s and a former QNS... (more)
Interior view of an x-Orient Express restaurant coach.
HLS's newest rebuilds, GP40-3 #6500 and GP38-3 #2000 are seen here coupled to freshly painted GP38-2 #2507 at Huntington.
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)
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)
Andover Yard crew making a shove move toward Crossbrook
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 famed Tehachapi Loop as seen from 20,000' MSL looking southwest. Hwy 58 is the road in the foreground and Tunnel 10 is on the left side of the frame.
The 36-axle Schnabel car is gingerly moved through tight tracks in Duluth on its way to Alberta.
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)
Plow Extra MMA 2003 crosses Gordon Rd
General Electric is doing high altitude testing on Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new C38AChe model at East Portal
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)
A trestle that was once part of the Southern's SB line in Shelby, NC still stands.
A pair of Alcos head on the fuel train, here is crossing slowly the Kakia Skala passage.
ATSF 2381 catches a ride on QTTX 131423 as it makes it way to the Pacific Southwest Railroad Museum.
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.
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)
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 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)
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)
Three Class I railroads are represented by diesel power at Steamtown's Lackawanna Railfest: CSX ES44AC 909, CP (ex-D&H) GP38-2 7312 and a rather dirty NS Dash-9 9678.
Southern Pacific U50 9951 takes a spin on the Taylor Yard turntable.
A Northbound autotrain passes through San Clemente as it heads up the coast
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)