A view from above at various PRR electrics in the rack. The Lackawanna main is under the wires on the far left.
All 201 cars of K31's train can be seen here as the train makes its way south towards Assiniboia. This train is about 2 miles long with cars for the Assiniboia area elevators and the Great Western... (more)
CP/SOO offered up an Operation Life Saver flat car put together by Shoreham Shops to tour the railroad. The local officers were asked to pick spots along the railroad for display. My pick was Port... (more)
GT 9095 with Solidario passenger Train at Retiro platform 7, reflected from platform 9. Nikon D70 and Tokina 28-80 f2.8
Special delivery for the Monticello Nuclear Power plant. BNSF 2973 is pushing the last couple miles into the plant. This is the first train the City of Monticello has seen in about 3 years, norma... (more)
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)
A scene no longer to be seen... This line has since been lowered into a trench.
CZRY walking their sand train over a previously "rolled" rail
This was somewhere around Alamosa, CO. I was vacationing in the Midwest and happen to spot this from a local road, maybe half a mile away. It was on a very rarely used segment of track, possibly a... (more)
A view from the coal dock at East Altoona reveals a passenger train, powered by a EP40,on the main line westward to the Altoona station. The dead steam in the foreground will probably never run a... (more)
N&W 611 ventured out of the Virginia Museum of Transportation for the first time in years to help Norfolk Southern celebrate the 125th anniversary of Roanoke's East End Shops back in September 200... (more)
A view from inside the West portal of Great Bend Tunnel. Home of the John Henry legend, the original bore at Bend Bend was completed in 1872, and served the C&O railway until being taken out of s... (more)
With all the debris removed from the front of the lead unit we are allowed a good view of the damage caused. You can clearly see the imprint of the semi's trailer (horizontal lines) on the nose, ... (more)
On a very foggy night, a the CN local for Bridgeport is seen here waiting for the signal at Le Moyne. This shot was taken off the I-55 on-ramp at Cicero Ave.
The works for the construction of the new bridge is a fact. The 1st metal part for the bridge is's arrived to be placed. The meter gauge line via Tripolis will be ready to run after 3 months about... (more)
Westbound E819 with 8 engines passes the Harpers Ferry Station.
Viewed from Loudoun Heights in WV, the Capitol Limited heads east across the Potomac River bridge at 11:13 today. Canon 20D and 70-200mm lens.
6AM smiles warmly upon a Nickel Plate 700.
Derailment of an eastbound manifest due to heavy rain in the area over the past week. Behind this view are two cars upright on the siding and another 15 in the water. The main to the right is als... (more)
In the blue gloom of a winter evening's twilight, the headlights of an eastbound stack train illuminate the west portal and interior of Cascade Tunnel. Ahead, pierced only by the light carried by ... (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)
Here, we see W&W 58 fighting the grade into Wooddale, Delaware. This cut is basically a tunnel without a roof and is a very tight fit. Hopefully they don't have to butter up the train.
P&W's NR2 rolls south across causeway of Stoddard Hill State Park giving off a very clear reflection.
The 1220 has certainly seen better days, this is the result of a loaded asphalt truck running into her as she was crossing Court Street last Friday, no one was injured in the collision. more)
CSX does it accordian style! Derailment early in the morning happened right under the highway bridge. I counted 14 autoracks that left the tracks. Had to stick my lens through the chainlink fence ... (more)
A meter gauge ic express on the way to Patras crossing through a typical village of the north coast of Peloponessos.
While out chasing the last C&NWs, the most unexpected meet ever took place. MCBPR-17 with the last C&NWs and a patched C&NW SD40-2, meet counterpart MPRCB-18 led by UP Olympic Torch unit 2001, Un... (more)
Spokane Portland & Seattle 4-6-6-4 Class Z-6 900 was the first of six "Challengers" built by the American Locomotive Company in 1937. She had 69" drivers, four 23 x 32 inch cylinders, operated at ... (more)
No, you're not imagining anything. The only thing holding these cars together is the load. This is the first time this method has been used in the Duluth area without a schnabel car.
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 new Music City Star trainsets are running the first high speed 59mph test trips. MCS 122 faces east, and cab car MCS 402 faces west.
The only woman driver of car and locomotive in Romania and Europe.
UP GP-35 762 guides two ugly-duckling GE 4500GETL 4500-hp units 60 and 60B eastward on a train into Cheyenne, Wyo yard as a C&S SD-9 crosses overhead ahead of the train.
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
One of the perils of street-running . . . occasionally some people park too close to the tracks, and the train comes to a halt. Here, NOGC 500 and 505 idle while the owner of the truck hollers, "... (more)
Head-on collision on single track mainline.
Looking west toward the setting sun on the Aurora sub in Chana, Illinois. A tiny midwestern town, Chana has no stores, no gas stations, amid miles of corn. I had stopped there looking for somethin... (more)
The ill-fated Aerotrain crosses the Rockville bridge in what is believed to be early 1956, enroute to Pittsburgh, PA.
Alco A9108 on helper duties at Zevgolatio station.I think the car driver parked his car too close to the Alco !
Some things endure forever. Freedom will always be one of those things. The Alcos, however, are going straight to scrap.
Pro-Republican management painted C420 976 to celebrate George Bush's an... (more)
Heading East through Exshaw, Canadian Pacific's F-Units return to Calgary from Banff on a beautiful fall day
The sunset on the right time, the right place for this 3-foot dmu unit.This line is abandoned now.
Recent snow and cold weather have allowed large icicles to form on the portal of the Mount Hope tunnel. CSXT 521 and its train of coal empties from the CSX/R.J. Corman interchange at Thurmond have... (more)
Southern Pacific Daylight 4-8-4 4449, with SP SD40E 7342 as a helper, works up Cuesta Grade out of San Luis Obispo, California. This train, dubbed the World's Fair Daylight, is retu... (more)
The sun has just risen above the tall rocks bluffs surrounding Lake Superior's Kama Bay in time to illuminate peak fall colors along the tree's lining CP 110's route to Schreiber & points east.
Tucked away in a corner of Ft Lee, stands one of the few remaining WWII era Krupp rail guns. Nicknamed "Anzio Annie" by the allies, this K5 was used extensively by the Germans all throughout WWII,... (more)
Morris County Central #385's journey is almost complete as it crosses over the Morristown & Erie on East Frederick Road in Cedar Knolls, NJ. The 385 is very familiar with this piece of track, as i... (more)
Reading's eastbound Crusader makes a stop at Bound Brook. The Jersey Central freight crew has broken their train to allow passenger access.
N&W Class A 1218 parked on the only track she'd fit on...
The first time i have personally ever witnessed 2 moving westbounds out of Cumberland,Md on the 2 different subdivisions at the exact same time spaced out about as perfect as one can ask fo... (more)
After dumping rain across northern Wyoming and southern Montana all morning, storm clouds are starting to break up as a loaded coal train from Spring Creek Mine struggles to climb the 1% grade out... (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)
BNSF Railway train H-SLABAR9-03A (High Priority Merchandise, Slaton TX to Barstow CA) has one of the most colorful consists I've seen in quite a while, as it includes two Heritage diesels from two... (more)
The 502 passenger train to Thesaloniki crossing the big bridge of Papadia.
Deep into the East Altoona pit, J1a 6432 waits for work. It was officially retired in April 1958 (source: Keystone Crossings). John had an escort from the PRR Police to roam the property for the... (more)
Spring time railroading.. With a steady rain falling and temperatures dropping, CSXT 8721 has just applied three step for the conductor as they prepare to drop off a cut of 33 cars in South Charle... (more)
Santa Fe 315, with a yellow variation of the famous "Warbonnet" paint scheme, leads three more F7 B units on Amtrak's Texas Chief. Union Station would close and the remaining Amtrak traffic would... (more)
While trucks may bring it, railroads usually haul it. And they can haul all sorts of things like a brand new Boeing 737 fuselage as seen here. Only requiring the use of two specialty flush deck ... (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)
Re 4/4 II with Interregio train 2272 Locarno-Zürich is entering Muhren tunnel on northern side of Gotthard. It seems that the photographer was standing inside the tunnel, naturaly he was not, but ... (more)
O-Train heading to Bayview Station.
A couple of unexpected locomotives in the form of SD80MAC's sit coupled to a string of coal hoppers at Ashtabula Harbor, if anyone is interested, the second 80MAC is the 7207.
A dmu unit at Dikasteria area.
It's all-GP at Southern's Columbus yard in Spring 1975, but in a few years GE C-Cs will bump the dwindling number of geeps to support roles, and the turntable and 1922 coaling tower will disappear... (more)
NS 16T crosses the New River with a colorful lashup as a beautiful Sunset looms over head.
Whoopsie in East Ontario today. Apparently Watco's SW1500 was switching heavy corn syrup tank cars, when they got away and shoved the switcher into Watco's parked GP35. The former Palouse River ... (more)
Two trains, both led by CP 9500-series AC4400s, wait to depart Humboldt Yard for Shoreham in the early morning hours.
ATSF 3751 heads to San Bernardino down the middle of the 10 Freeway on its way from Los Angeles Union Station to San Bernardino station to take part in both San Bernardino's National Train Day dis... (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)
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)
Most days of the week you can find UP's switch job working the tideflats district of Tacoma. Headquartered in Fife, the crew works their way through Bullfrog Junction, crosses over the Puyallup... (more)
As the yard job slowly makes its way down the yard lead waiting to get authority to come out onto the Dixie controlled siding, a group of kids crosses the main. The kids had a few choice words for... (more)
The former Santa Fe PA gets a new coat of blue paint on its trucks.
The sun has just set on Newark, but there’s plenty of action on three converging rail systems. In the center, Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor line is hosting a NJ Transit train, which is a few minutes... (more)
Westbound potash train #671 is beginning its descent of the Big Hill as it winds over Kicking Horse Pass - The tail end of the train is just leaving Alberta.
The end of the trip for 501 passenger from Thessaloniki. On the head 220 028 and 220 035.
Known amongst railfans as "The Turd", VIA 6414 is in charge of the CN Saint-Tite Country Festival Special on a gorgeous day of September. The word is out that 6414 is slated to enter CAD Railway's... (more)
The village is called Tornamesa, meaning turntable, but the station is San Bartolomé. All locomotives must be turned to continue their journey uphill or downhill cab first. But the turntable is no... (more)
A westbound autorack train splits the silence alongside the cemetery in Miller City, Ohio. The US&S bracket signal, a sentinel marking this as a former Nickel Plate Road territory, is headed to th... (more)
The last remnants of fog are lifting from the Mohawk River and New York State Barge Canal as this single unit EB rolls by Lock 13 during the early morning. TOMT was an autoparts train from Toledo ... (more)
CSX workers inspect the damage from a rock slide that hit the Q261 just west of the Catoctin tunnel. The head end struck a boulder while the remaining rocks struck the side of the train. This clos... (more)
During the record-breaking heat wave in Seattle this past week my thoughts turned to staying cool, which naturally led to fond memories of Stevens Pass in winter. On one such journey in January o... (more)
Back then as a teenager we'd ride #13 from Newark, an early morning mail train to St. Louis, to railfan Altoona. A stop to switch out power at Harrisburg in the morning light enabled me to get th... (more)
My objective on this trip was to photograph the last stand of the NP FT units. Here's a GN freight that I photographed near Tacoma, Washington. Hopefully I can find the NP FT shots and post the... (more)