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)
A wrong position of the swich was the reason of this crash. The loco hit on the last vagon of a freight northbound train. It was a bad...day
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)
10 locomotives are on the lead of a UP freight descending off the Huey P Long Bridge and almost into the joint UP/BNSF Avondale Yard. The locomotives in this monster consist are UP 8203 (SD9043MAC... (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)
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)
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)
A view of the Amtrak and Metra yards outside of Chicago Union Station as viewed from Sears Tower.
One of the neatest railroad displays in the US greats motorists entering Nebraska from Iowa on I-80 in Omaha. Centennial 6900 and Big Boy 4023 are high on a bluff above the freeway welcoming trave... (more)
Two GG1s spend their retirement sitting on a siding between the D&H main and Route 7 in the tiny village of Cooperstown Jct. Hopefully, they will eventually be part of a museum near here. Note 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)
First wreck at new South Dunlop Connection
Escorting BNSF train JPTRDEN on the Joint Line on April 15, 2005 are hi-rail trucks, both in front of and following the train, carefully inspecting the right-of-way. Here the procession is slowly ... (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.
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.
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)
The biggest attention grabber out on the rails this season, Canadian Pacific's Holiday Train stops on top of the Grand River bridge allowing residents of near by Cambridge, Ontario to view the ful... (more)
An eastbound auto rack train leaves behind one of Arizona's famed red sunsets.
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)
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)
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)
Amid a wild sea breeze and surf along the Gaspe' Coast, VIA 616 crosses above the beach at St. Therese-De-Gaspe' at 10:52.
CN 2242 works as the DPU on a typically heavy train 369 at Lovekin, just ahead of a heavy rainfall. This is the first DPU train I've managed to shoot on the Kingston Sub. 1553hrs.
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
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!
The trains engine, B&O 3802, leads 36 Dash7 GEs for export to China
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 a hectic day between torrential downpours and fighting city traffic to shoot trains, we end our day with NS 23Z rumbling across Norfolk Southern's OC Bridge and the Ohio River. Meanwhile, th... (more)
Southern Pacific U50 9951 takes a spin on the Taylor Yard turntable.
36 NS Locomotives stored in the Old Tie Yard..
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)
The Train of Tomorrow visits Elizabeth NJ on its tour of the county. The location is listed as Baltimore & Ohio Freight Yard.... but is actually the small CNJ LCL yard just east of the PRR crossi... (more)
Westbound on track 2, NS 9797 leads an intermodal past the Juniata River today. Canon 10D and 20mm lens, 1/350 second exposure, f9.5, IS0 200.
P&W train NR 2 hading north to Plainfield along the Thames River.
They are finally here! A new era begins on the FEC as the very first of 24 ES44C4's take 101 out for the first time. Departing right on time at Bowden.
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.
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)
Looking almost like an HO scale model, NS 7215 crosses the main drag in Windber, PA and right through the center of town.
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)
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)
Various sorts of UP power idle at Mojave on a clear Sunday morning.
Suburban railway and an ...iron bird on the bridge.
The TranzAlpine, having turned on the other end of town, splits the small west coast Hamlet of Greymouth on New Zealand's south island as she heads back through town toward the station to 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.
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)
Eastbound CP 9015 winds through the fall foliage of Kama Bay.
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
A westbound sits and waits for a signal to pass the remnants of a derailment that left ten wellcars on the ground in Highgrove on 8/6/2006. One of two area derailments that day. The track on the r... (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)
Yard operations off the line for this meter gauge Alco.
Staging outside of the locomotive shops are the hoods to several engines on a flat car.
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)
An accident that didn't happen...
Broken brakes make this derail on the mountainious meter gauge line.
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)
A sad site as this is the graveyard for many locomotives that have traveled millions of miles across this country.
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
Built in 1971 by Alsthom and others, the TGV 001 was the very first prototype of all European high speed trains. It was before the first energy crisis and turbotrains had the preference of decisio... (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)
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.
Flash floods washed out the tracks over Racoon Mtn before this L&N tonnage train could stop.
Here's a ground-level view of the pit at Columbus and leased Santa Fe 5034. PRR steam is seen in the background, their version of the 2-10-4, also used in Sandusky coal service. The Santa Fe eng... (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)
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)
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 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.
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
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)
Monsoon thunderstorm over Vail, Arizona and the UPs double-track Sunset Route at night.
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.
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
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.
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.
Captured in the late light of August 14, 1956, ATSF 5034 shows evidence of frequent use and hard Ohio water. With her bell clanging the Hostler backs her to the house, passing a future Pennsy die... (more)
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 !
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)
Heavy snow day, many problems on national roads but the trains still going...
MMA has started the demolition of Amtrak units that were in the Poland Project.
A-367 in excursion along the bigest lake of Greece.
SP 4-8-8-2 Cab Forward 4294 was the last steam locomotive purchased by the SP, and the last of SP's unique Cab Forwards in existance. This is several years before the California State Railroad Mus... (more)
The company the photographer held an assembly-line job with went on strike for a 25-cent raise in September 1951. That was all the temptation he needed to climb aboard PRR train #13, an overnight... (more)
Deadheading home... My hardhat label says it all!
The shop switch, 0-6-0 #4466, makes a move with a gas-turbine on the table. 4466 was one of 30 such engines that arrived on UP property in 1920 (source: Utahrails.net)
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)
Baltimore and Ohio A-B-A units pull eastbound coal at Knoxville, just east of Harpers Ferry.
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)
I found the Ogeechee Railroad, but I did not find what I expected. The locomotive is slowly overturning in the mud.
While there are many great lodging establishments that have a railroad theme and are close to active lines, the Izaak Walton Inn on Marias Pass is a railfan's paradise. Adding inspiration (as if o... (more)