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)
Pushing snow at Otterdale, stopping to PK CN Q107 with GTW 5949, CN 2108, CN 2448! This is the machine I operate for the winter months on CN, keeping the trains a moving!
An EMD GT36HCW eventually bound for Algerian Railways passengar service, takes a stroll to the Pueblo, CO test tracks for various tests via a KRL 89 footer due to the different wheel gauge the the... (more)
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)
Named unit Don Cook the DME 6077 and 3 others on Jul 9, hit a bolder and put some of them in the Mississippi river. Scrap now
EMD F3 takes a rest in the sun at the Steamtown shops in Scranton, Pa. The unit is being repainted fron CNJ colors to the DL&W freight scheme.
The sun rises on another day in the long life of UP 4012. After sitting out in the elements year round, she looks like she could use some TLC.
Eastbound U883 passes what's left of a derailment that happen February 05, 2006. Cranemasters is cutting up the remaining cars for scrap metal. The rolls of wire that are behind the Conrail engine... (more)
36 NS Locomotives stored in the Old Tie Yard..
The main workshop of Hellenic railways. Repairing-recostructing works for many locos,Alcos A303-A201,MLWs A458-A462-A510,Alsthom 356 and narrow gauge Mitsubishi A9403
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)
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)
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.
Three MLWs,A503,A509 and A455 pull the new one snowplow for the Hellenic railways. This snowplow is a gondola with a lot of rails on it to give some weight.Greek smartness !
Broken brakes make this derail on the mountainious meter gauge line.
An accident that didn't happen...
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)
Southern Pacific U50 9951 takes a spin on the Taylor Yard turntable.
With their work complete T25 swings through Mascot TN headed for Sevier Yard.
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)
2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt 14A 512 of the "Victoria Falls Steam Train Company" (VFST) with a mixed freight/passenger for Geoff's Trains/Tanago, including two diner and a baggage, is crossing slowly the 1... (more)
A-367 in excursion along the bigest lake of Greece.
Looking almost like an HO scale model, NS 7215 crosses the main drag in Windber, PA and right through the center of town.
Heavy snow day, many problems on national roads but the trains still going...
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)
Monsoon thunderstorm over Vail, Arizona and the UPs double-track Sunset Route at night.
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)
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.
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.
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
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)
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)
Quite an impressive engine on a meter gauge track! What annoys me in the "overall balance" (as would RPN screeners say, i.e. its look, or design) of the engine is the cap above the cab. ... (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 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)
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.
MMA has started the demolition of Amtrak units that were in the Poland Project.
Flash floods washed out the tracks over Racoon Mtn before this L&N tonnage train could stop.
A sad site as this is the graveyard for many locomotives that have traveled millions of miles across this country.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
The rotary showed a slight sign of life after 10 years of dormancy as it plows out the bank off of the #2 track.
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)
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)
Something's not quite right here...
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 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)
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.
Dead Line SW1500s, SD40T-2s, SD60s, SD40-2s (UP 3300) C40-8s, CW41-8, B39-8s
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)
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
I found the Ogeechee Railroad, but I did not find what I expected. The locomotive is slowly overturning in the mud.
Recently wrecked and retired SD40us 6002 and 6004 await the torch at Edmonton's Walker Shops.
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
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.
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)
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.
Interesting use of locomotive spare parts. Who can tell what the origin of this cab is?
Emergency officails tend to the wreckage of #914's aftermath.
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)
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)
Ex-Southern Pacific 1744 at sunrise with a freight train
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.
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)
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)
The Kiparesia-Athens passenger near Diakofto city.The rock on the left looks like a head of a sheep.
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!)
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)
The rebirth of A9101 is coming.
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)
[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)
Southbound BNSF local headed to Drennan tangled with a US Mail tractor trailer.
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.
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)
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)
Tinder dry leaves cling to trees for one of the last fall shots this year.
Deadheading home... My hardhat label says it all!
"Morning Blues" PM 1225 on A frosty, blue Michigan morning, just after sunrise.
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.
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)
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.