Looking almost like an HO scale model, NS 7215 crosses the main drag in Windber, PA and right through the center of town.
The first SD70MAC repainted in the new Swosh (H3) scheme at CEECO in Tacoma. Leading the TACPAS, while a UP baretable heads to the Muni yard.
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)
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)
Welcome Home! - The Alaska Railroad's last active steam locomotive, #557, has returned after a 46 1/2 year hiatus in the lower 48. #557 is a Baldwin Locomotive Works class S-160 2-8-0 Cons... (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)
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)
Track conditions on the Maumee & Western Railway are not quite exceptional. Shortly after this photo was taken, a 21 car train was taken over it at about 3mph. The railroad is a former Wabash li... (more)
This is what the light at the other end of the tunnel looks like once it clears - stop, look and listen! A 1/6th zoom pan.
For more zoom pans, select your preference: Railroad: Western Maryland Scenic RailroadLocomotive: Steam 2-8-0Location: Frostburg, Maryland, USALocomotive #: WMSR 734Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 19, 2009
Once in a while I try a view or image that I think might be 'too different' for Railpictures.Net. Is this one of them? Let the screeners and the viewers decide! For my part, I think it's probably ... (more)
A few miles south of Davenport, the tri-weekly train is bringing home a light load back to Watsonville Junction. This train will be in view of the Pacific for most of it's journey.
Flash floods washed out the tracks over Racoon Mtn before this L&N tonnage train could stop.
The tiny train and the huge landscape: a local coming from Wenatchee and heading for Quincy nears the edge of the cliff while climbing the grade from the depth of the Columbia River gorge to the h... (more)
The rotary showed a slight sign of life after 10 years of dormancy as it plows out the bank off of the #2 track.
Southern Pacific U50 9951 takes a spin on the Taylor Yard turntable.
UP's Portland to Fife Manifest crosses bridge 15.9 just south of the Steilacoom Ferry dock on a quiet sunny morning. Click Here ... (more)
Three GEs are at full throttle on an eastbound unit coal train, climbing toward the "Goose Neck" on this, the NS Appalachia District. The grade here is about 1.8 percent.
MMA has started the demolition of Amtrak units that were in the Poland Project.
A sad site as this is the graveyard for many locomotives that have traveled millions of miles across this country.
After watching some good golf all day at Augusta National, I stumbled on a pleasant surprise as the NS OCS sits tied down for Masters week in Augusta, GA.
As the SP's WSRVM departs Ozol Yard near Martinez, the brace of older 1st and 2nd generation diesels do their best to hide their escape from town with a serious smoke screen. The consist as I reca... (more)
This empty rail train has been sitting in SLO all day. Now that the sun has set it should finally get a chance at getting a crew and moving out. Nikon D70, 28-70mm
Excursion for European and Greek railfans. The last one working dmu unit all over the Europe in the abandoned meter gaugline of Thessaly.The grassy line is absolutely missing.
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)
The BT Turn is working the Susquehanna's Passaic Junction Yard. Call letters for this location are PD, and it is where the two one-time Erie Railroad subsidiaries, the Bergen County Railroad and ... (more)
At Oroville, UP 1996's conductor gives a roll-by to an EB stacker. A perfect 5-pack of 53' Pacer containers gives an interesting feel to the shot. After being called into the 'Spatcher as a "suspi... (more)
Police Action Amtrak Coast Starlight #14 is stopped at Oakridge where the city police are assisting with removing a passenger. From right to left, a crew member gives a statement ... (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)
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)
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)
Something's not quite right here...
A rare Sunday Summerville Steam Special passes through the heart of Rossville, GA. The fireman appears to be getting the fire stoked for the grade out of town.
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)
Two Alcos on the head ,A9107,A9104, of the block fuel train on the way to Patras. Here is crossing the port of Egio city.
Heading out on the afternoon dinky parade this oddity was living out it's last days. The RI oddball triuvirate had been broken with the retirement of the "Christine" but I got the other two.
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)
Dead Line SW1500s, SD40T-2s, SD60s, SD40-2s (UP 3300) C40-8s, CW41-8, B39-8s
I found the Ogeechee Railroad, but I did not find what I expected. The locomotive is slowly overturning in the mud.
The Spencer day job has a Hartley ethanol train as they plow east out of Algona. This railroad is mostly 10 mph, so it is slow going pushing thru the drifts out here. This train will turn into a E... (more)
Recently wrecked and retired SD40us 6002 and 6004 await the torch at Edmonton's Walker Shops.
Ex-Southern Pacific 1744 at sunrise with a freight train
The rebirth of A9101 is coming.
The Kiparesia-Athens passenger near Diakofto city.The rock on the left looks like a head of a sheep.
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.
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)
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)
Emergency officails tend to the wreckage of #914's aftermath.
Southbound BNSF local headed to Drennan tangled with a US Mail tractor trailer.
Just after sunrise this Decatur, IL to Jacob's Ranch Mine, WY empty coal train is rolling west. 4 SD70MAC's and 2 ES44AC's power this empty. This train came off the Peoria Branch at Galesburg, IL.... (more)
Three brand new NS ES44AC's head north to tie back onto their train in Flat Rock. At the time this photo was taken, these were the three newest engines on NS, 8025, 8024 and 8026 from front to ba... (more)
Interesting use of locomotive spare parts. Who can tell what the origin of this cab is?
A slightly different perspective at Maryland Metals and a pair of units this time (not long hood forward). This is probably some of the worst looking active track in the country.
By the looks of the pic one could not tell that this is a 2 track main. but today it looks like a farm field with rail cars and lots of MUD.
[3/3] The 78G has turned the hill at Watkins and is now on the downhill slide all the way to Weber City. You can see the sillouhete of the conductor off of the pusher engines giving the roll-by of... (more)
Tinder dry leaves cling to trees for one of the last fall shots this year.
What do you do when your employer sends everyone home in the middle of a snowstorm? . . . you go out in it! On the snowy afternoon of January 25, 1990, a Soo Line westbound dashes through the snow... (more)
Shadows begin to overtake the bridge as Q410 rolls into view and over Popolopen Creek on a warm spring evening along the CSX River Sub.
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)
"Morning Blues" PM 1225 on A frosty, blue Michigan morning, just after sunrise.
An aerial view of Amtrak's sprawling Ivy City complex. A variety of power and cars can been seen. CSX and Amtrak main tracks are visible to the left of the complex.
Big Boy and Amtrak diesel compare notes during Steamtown Lackawanna Fest 2009. Blue, sliver and black go rather well together. 4012 has just got some silver paint to go with the new black paint. ... (more)
Close up of debris. 02/06/05 derailment of 19 autoracks. 7 went on their sides. Filled with Cadillacs, Pontiacs and Chevys.
Probably the coldest Ive ever been in May. The Soo Line pulls the largest freight car in North America, the Schnabel< out of Port Terminal and on towards Stinson Yard. It was snowing! Notice the B... (more)
A short manifest works its way west from Caliente, NV passing through the Rainbow Canyon on its way toward Las Vegas along UP's Caliente Subdivision.
I always wondered what this spot looked like after a big snow storm, but the forest service road isn't plowed in the winter and this year there was a good 8 foot wall of snow at the entrance. A pa... (more)
The Bayshore Roundhouse is approaching 100 years old and the yard is completely gone now. Once a very busy place, it has been a vacant lot for almost 20 years.
The wide open vistas of Wyoming epitomise much of the Overland Route. Westbound stacks alongside a deserted Route 30 on a sunny spring morning.
The two sharks on the E&LS were seldom seen in the light of day after the first few months on the property. On occasion they were moved out of the roundhouse in Wells or later the big building the... (more)
Skywalking. Looking down from atop Kopper Glo's massive 8,000 ton storage and loadout silo, NS backs mtys up the hemlock shrouded steep grade in preparation for loading coal. The large prep plant ... (more)
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
Bordeaux tram line C (Les Aubrais - Terres Neuves), here stopping in front of beautiful Place de la Bourse. The water on the ground create a great mirror effect and highlights the wonderful city s... (more)
The track inspection team pass by en-route to their next job, now that might take some time!
TVA 3060, former TVA 24, built in October 1958 is reported to be the last surviving Baby Trainmaster, seen here at the TVA Gallatin Plant north of Nashville. (Thanks EMB!)
This was the glorious return of a classic locomotive class that was (and is) wholly appropriate to the Settle & Carlisle route. 'Royal Scot' No.46115 'Scots Guardsman' thunders out of Stainforth t... (more)
The North bound "Coast Starlight" running a bit late climbs to the summit at Grass lake, Mnt Shasta makes a very senic backdrop!
moving a new crossover switch into place
A band of mist lingers in the pre dawn gloom as 2 FGW Turbo units quietly shuffle down the slow line - destination Paddington as indicated by the illuminated sign in the cab
A variation on the classic "ABB" lash up, as UP DD35s leave Green River, WY with a westbound pig train. UP 74 was built in April 1965, retired August, 1981 and sold for scrap. K64, Yashica TL El... (more)
A eastbound grain train looks to have picked the siding switch below the famed New River bridge. Most of the derailment has been cleaned up but these two derailed cars are going to take some work ... (more)
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)
On CTC Board's Day In North America, the early morning sun highlights the rails as far as the eye can see as the photographer anticipates the first train of the day.
Deadheading home... My hardhat label says it all!
Alco PA-1 units 5753 and 5752 are waiting for a train from New York where two Baldwin units had been sitting about an hour before. There was a large variety of diesel power in South Amboy that day... (more)
Crossing the only one bridge at Xino Nero passage 2.300ft above the sea level.
Baltimore & Ohio no. 6708 at Camden Station in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 15, 1964. The H-16-44 class road switcher was built in 1957 by the Fairbanks-Morse Company. During 1989 construction b... (more)