Leaving Appleby for Carlisle on the last leg of a northbound Cumbrian Mountain express, at the end of a beautiful day.
Amtrak 91 gets rolling after holding for the P948.
'Mornin Roanoke! 67D stopped to swap crews and add fuel while the sun began its daily ritual. The 70Ace demo, 2012, had the honor of leading the empties back towards Chicago. Thanks HankDale for... (more)
NS 38Q comes into Bristol with 5 cars to set out in the yard before recrewing and continuing East. Special thanks to my dad for driving.
I was given a tour of there property annd given permision to take photos.
Cranes begin to clear up the burned mesh that left behind the derailment of freight 45214 with fuel tanks on route to the border station of Idomeni. The loco derailed but stayed on the line thus i... (more)
A pair of Alcos, A9107-A9104, led on 14 full loaded tank cars on the way to Patras.Unfortunately this freight can be seen every 20 days about and the line will closed in a few weeks to regauged in... (more)
An unusual 8 wheel trackmobile prepares to shove a new GO MP40 into the paint shop.
Central Virginia is well known for its ice storms. During the early morning hours of January 21, 1978, it rained and it froze on literally everything. By sunrise, the clouds and rain were gone a... (more)
Demonstration during the open house of CN at Montreal.
In celebrating its 50th Anniversary, VRS took the dog of the fleet, ex-CN GP 40-2W 311 and transformed it into the pride of the fleet! Complete with one of a kind paint scheme featuring gold truck... (more)
The Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station: In honor of long-time Amtrak rider and strong advocate of passenger rail, the newly renovated Wilmington Station was dedicated in name to Vice P... (more)
British Columbia, Canada - on my "to live at" list. This is one of the few trains I managed to photograph due an earlier avalanche, derailment (no injuries), and the consequent 2 day shut down of... (more)
Month-old #103 heads west at Keenesbury, Colorado on June 6, 1944. CB&Q acquired sixteen 4-unit FT's , an Electro-Motive model 567, V-16 diesel engine provided 1,350-horse power to each unit. Th... (more)
The ill-fated Aerotrain leaves the station enroute to Pittsburgh, The train began running on the PRR in February, 1956 and continued for nine months.
EMDX SD70ACe was part of the CATERPILLAR MUSEUM Grand Opening ceremonies on the morning of October 20, 2012. The Yellow/ Black/ Silver/ Gray SD70ACe was also on display in the CATERPILLAR section... (more)
The Famous D&RGW Hanging Bridge as seen from the cab's left seat. The 130 year old bridge is a 175' plate girder suspended on one side by an A frame. It's original 1879 cost was $11,759, a large ... (more)
General Electric is doing high altitude testing on Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new C38AChe model at East Portal
Right on time! A BNSF Grainer crosses a small inlet on the Puget Sound as a stunning sunset begins to form! Click Here for ano... (more)
The four CP units (9782, 9751, 9777, 9758) used in the filming of the movie "Unstoppable" have arrived in Louisville via NS and are seen here at the Paducah & Louisville yard. The units will soon ... (more)
A far cry from a common/standard train this is kind of a late catch of a thing that will soon belong to the past. Everything in this train is uncommon:
- Th... (more)
Oh the surprises you'll find behind a railroad museum roundhouse! Typically a few fixer uppers and future restoration projects will lie in wait. A Rio Grande GP30 seems out of place in the company... (more)
Various Montana Rail Link locomotives occupy the tracks in the railroad's Livingston, Montana, shop building. The locomotives are in the shop for storage, cannibalization, or repair. Besides the S... (more)
One of the most popular passenger paint schemes, Northern Pacific's "North Coast Limited" Train 25 negotiates Homestake Pass in Montana, westbound on April 10, 1970. Butte will be the next stop, ... (more)
The possible cause of the November 27th BNSF coal train derailment just east of Pueblo Colorado. the derailment occured around 8:00am and piled 31 cars into an almost two story high pile of coal a... (more)
The new electric shunting locomotive for the SBB was the first day out on the line today. The Ee 922 001 from Stadler Winterthur can reach a speed of 100 km p.h., but will not be allowed to go on ... (more)
34. This just screams man versus nature or machine versus mountain. You can take your pick.
Coming west into the yard at Bluefield is a manifest led by a CN Cowl unit.
With my work schedule being what it is I am not always able to chase the best of what UP has to offer. As a personal favor to me, the railroad offered to bring it's E9's to my home town and save ... (more)
A chartered train for association GDI waiting in Alp Grüm station for the final run to Poschiavo, in the background Piz Palü, Piz Caral and Sassal Mason.
Now arriving on Track 1, the Queen of the Valley.
Once the site of the Ludlow-Asbury Station, this area along the out of service CNJ Main Line has turned into a quaint isolated... (more)
On November 24, 2007, CSX Q405-23 came off the tracks at about 0800hrs. Eleven cars in all were off the rails, but luckily, there were no injuries, or leaks of the hazardous materials that were b... (more)
A view to the glorious past for the 3-foot gauge mountanious line via Tripolis. The 1st passenger of the day to the south is crossing Eleochorion bridge.
AMP does nice work, don't they? This former Canadian American F40 is headed to roam southern Colorado and northern New Mexico. This is a road slug to be mated to ex CDAC 459: the first of three ... (more)
"ALL THAT SHIMMERS IS GOLD"
The Winchester and Western switcher crew approaches Clear Brook from Winchester on it's return journey back to Corning Yard as the clock strikes m... (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)
The FEC goes pink!, at least with it's new blue and pink Susan G. Comen Breast Cancer Organization paint scheme for these four axles! Today 457 carried a variety of different engines, other than ... (more)
Wheelsets and other carnage from the derailment in Glencoe are stacked into a pile in a field adjacent to the busy mainline.
Rhenus Veniro 650 350 crosses the "Hubertusviadukt" (hubertus bridge) on the "Hunsrückbahn".
A wreck damaged number 7 sits in the Storage track at Savannah after hitting an automobile in Rennart NC.
A view most of us never want to see in person. Looking back from the leading locomotive. The sanders are on and you can see the effect on the right of the photo. Taken at 1/50 of a sec.
Hospital train limping eastbound, Amtrak 140/141 and the remains of its train rest at Congress Park on the BNSF due to the crew timing out. This is the train that derailed at Creston, IA. as #5 o... (more)
Ghosts in the wasteland. In the midst of the industrial at the site of Tennessee Coal & Iron's Ensley steel mill, a pair of locomotives lie rusting in the same place as where the last engi... (more)
A unique UP rescue engine to Amtrak chills in the evening glow of the city of Chicago as Metra's Southwest Service train #839 heads past for Orland Park, IL.
This CP westbound avoids the tie/ forest fire at Kam. Things have been extremely dry this spring and things are not looking good for forest fires this year. In the picture you can make out the bla... (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
As the Union Pacific continues to sideline it's fleet of SD9043 Big MACs, the effects can be clearly seen on one of the 4 dead line tracks at Butler Yard.
My count from this photo shows:
What do you do when it's raining. Shoot out of the car window of course.
Size comparison between a GMD GP9RM and a Hyundai Tuscon
CNW train #576, with 5 loads and 46 empties (left) readies for departure to Proviso from South Janesville yard on a Sunday afternoon. It is viewed from atop a loaded autorack of 1970 Camaros. It... (more)
The ex Norfolk and Western Big Prater Creek Branch was biuilt in 1977, and runs from Vansant Jct. to Deskins, to serve the Island Creek Coal Company's Pocahontas Loader, which was the sole purpose... (more)
Fresh out of the paint booth here at MEI is this snazzy looking BL-2 for the Saratoga & North Creek Railway.This is a new tourist railroad in upstate New York, owned by Iowa Pacific Holdings.It ha... (more)
Former DLA 53205 pauses in the sun, after setting out a few cars in the business depot. She runs extremely well it would seem.
Southern Pacific U50 9951 takes a spin on the Taylor Yard turntable.
Soo Line 1003 charges south out of Fairwater, on the first leg of a two day photo charter on the Wisconsin Southern
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
Honeywell Pentax H1a; Kodachrome
River running! The famous world rail speed record V150 trainset will be exposed in Paris for one week on the Seine river, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. The "La Defense" Paris business district ... (more)
NS 5531 is going to scrap. It hit a fuel tanker truck back in June 2004.
The "runaway" train in the upcoming movie Unstoppable makes another trip back and forth on the old B&O bridge from Bellaire Ohio to Benwood West Virginia. Filming took place in Bellaire from Nove... (more)
The head end of this bare table train is winding around the loop and is about to cross over itself, while the end of the train can be seen crossing the trestle over Tehachapi creek in the middle r... (more)
What is probably Erie Lackwanna's premier train from Jersey City, NJ to Chi, #1, The Erie Lackwanna Limited arrives at 21st Street.
CN 2232 and BNSF 7033 pull Q107 into Jasper for a crew change under two full rainbows!
"Riding in Style"
The sun is fighting to be seen behind morning clouds as the southbound "Coastal Classic" makes its way along the west side of the city bound for Seward, AK. The b... (more)
An all Yellow bonnet BNSF lashup takes a Pasco bound manifest trough the Columbia River Gorge. The lashup was the BNSF 8718, 8719, 8721, 7504 and 2474.
The day draws to an end, and shadows grow long as the sun sets on a PM caboose bringing up the markers and rolling into twilight across the frozen Michigan winter landscape.
Greg Klingler greets 9824 with the Holiday Train in tow with a wave as it crosses over a portion of the Hudson River onto Rogers Island in Fort Edward southbound at 04:32.
Just-restored N&W 1218 slogs upgrade through the rain on her first public excursion. The sound of a genuine N&W hooter whistle in the West Virginia hills--attached to a working class A--was just m... (more)
H-81, the Croxton based local, maneuvers through some close clearance on Seamans Lead in Carlstadt, NJ, almost taking the bumper and grille off of a C... (more)
"Winter Professionals" can be seen on the newly repained flanger caboose- too bad the shiny yellow paint doesnt appear to handle the weather like the SP orange.
Fresh out of the CRCR paint booth, VALE 102 & 107 show off their colors after being the first 2 locomotives painted out of 7. These are the last few units out of London before they closed down the... (more)
Brand new KCSM slug mother and slug heading to the Pueblo Test Center
Perhaps the most unusual speeder of all time! This is a live steam speeder! A 4-6-2(?) propane-fired live steam loco mounted on the speeder frame drives the standard gauge axles via a chain drive.... (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)
The ultimate modeler's "kitbash" unit, former CNW 8575 awaits its turn in the paint booth. Markings for CNW, UP, and CN are all evident. Within a few months it will be another one of the CN'... (more)
Dimantled locomotive parts and other materials are seen on intershop property at Altoona Works of the once mighty Pennsylvania Railroad. This is the Juniata Shops.
An interesting MOW move with a HiRail and 2-flat cars passes by on main #1.
A Decauville dmu unit crossing the Portes passage on the way to Kalavryta.
This beauty poses for the railfans at the workhouse.
The December '13' date was certainly not lucky for the Thursday morning arrival of New England Central local train 601 into the White River Junction yard. The NECR GP38 3857 picked the switch fro... (more)
Westbound Santa Fe intermodal train passing through Joliet, IL behind four F units.
Norfolk Southern's specially painted honorary SD60E's, 6920 and 9-1-1, pose together in front of the Chattanooga National Cemetary in Chattanooga, Tennessee, along the Tennessee Valley Railroad's ... (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)
My uphill hike to this location hampered by a deep puncture wound from a cactus, I arrived at the edge of the cliff just in time to get this shot of Dan Munson getting the shot of two KCSM Belles ... (more)
34070 Manston is seen departing Corfe Castle
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)
A pair of ALCO, at head of oil train
A side shot of burned-out CSX 151 in the aftermath of Monday's collision with four Southbound runaway railcars. The locomotives were evacuated prior to the impact and no one was injured.