An old one MAN dmu unit meets a new one MAN 2000 at the left.
The beauty A9101 is on the rails and A9106 is taking the way to the central workhouse for the next modernization.Note the graffiti on her nose.
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)
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.
CLICK HERE to see the same train a few seconds earlier hitting snow banks on Rail-Videos.net. AMTK 106 wa... (more)
This EMD FT was wrecked in a collision with another train near Tobyhanna, PA on July 15, 1962. A loaded coal hopper came down right on top of the cab. A cutting torch specialist was called in to e... (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)
The Norfolk Southern drill H02 from Dover, NJ would be the last freight train to operate on the New Jersey Transit Gladstone Line. A view from within the NS H Zero Two heading East on the New Jers... (more)
A timely meet? The 2 CSXT trains are actually moving! A well placed gondola allows us to see the WE 3046 on the point of the loaded ore train.
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)
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)
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)
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)
Slow and steady Under the watchful eyes of a signal maintainer, Q619 rolls over this break in the rail at the cautious speed of 10 mph. This break was caused by the very low temperatures ... (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)
My first train photo: This was the day after a northbound 95-car coal train (from Loyall to Corbin) collided with 90 empty hoppers stored on the center siding at Artemus. This was during a system-... (more)
BNSF 782 running downgrade, about to enter No2 tunnell at Allard in the Tehachapi Mtns
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)
Engineer Dan Sheppard watches closely as he shoves the Jordan Spreader thru a drift near MP 386. Shoving this plow is a touch tricky because you have to use alot of power, at times, but yet go eas... (more)
Baltimore and Ohio A-B-A units pull eastbound coal at Knoxville, just east of Harpers Ferry.
The 603 passenger approaching at the end of his trip, on the head 220 008 and 220 027.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
Descending on the old south track in Cajon Pass, the Rio Grande heritage unit passes Stein's Hill and approaches SR 138 in the late afternoon sunlight.
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
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)
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)
A traffic tangle due the carriage of the new Alco A9101.The narrow street, the time and the bus make this mess.
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
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)
Two bridges, two trains. NS 11J and NS 13G paralleled their way west under the Westinghouse Bridge and the Triboro Expressway under a weird combination of moon, clouds, and snow.
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!
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)
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)
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)
Southern Pacific U50 9951 takes a spin on the Taylor Yard turntable.
Cab view, engineman control stand CN 5436
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)
Not sure what happened to #7, but it may have been the lead locomotive in a collision with a trash truck in Crystal City, MS in late May. My 2.5-year-old son explained to his mom that the locomot... (more)
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)
A flock of Europian starlings-sturnus voulgaris-crossing over a local passenger.A falcon attack was the reason of this amazing view
According to the Farmer's Almanac, on Thursday, June 11, 1953, the high temperature was a comfortable 73 degrees with a slight breeze that must've felt refreshing as it blew in through the open pa... (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.
Peoria & Western's monday turn to La Harpe crosses Illinois Route 9 just two miles from its destination.
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)
A southbound freight led by an MLW
Skirting a quick-moving morning rainstorm, an eastbound BNSF coal train passes through the late spring green-covered Badlands of North Dakota at Sully Springs on June 20, 2015.
First wreck at new South Dunlop Connection
Operating on the original Rio Grande mainline through a trackage rights agreement with Union Pacific, a pair of clean BNSF GE's bring up the rear of a Denver-bound manifest, as it descends Price R... (more)
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)
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)
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)
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)
During the final months of testing of the Advanced Passenger Train, a set is seen heading south descending from Shap
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 rare sight comes past the ex-D&H station in Port Henry, NY in the form of three rebuilt ex-SOO LNE SD60s leading 253 at 04:04! The photogenic EMDs had been gathered in a storage line until recen... (more)
Shortly after noon today, the "Magnificent Three" were reunited in the exhibit yard at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. From left to right is Y6a 2156, J 611, and A 1218. Photo ... (more)
BNSF C44-9W 5013 leads CP train 930 out of Afton, NY at 01:43
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.
36 NS Locomotives stored in the Old Tie Yard..
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
Wrapping around Lake Superior's Mink Harbour, CP 5982 WEST exits the famous 110' Mink Tunnel.
Size comparison between a GMD GP9RM and a Hyundai Tuscon
Moments after being righted from the ditch, sidebooms lift SCAX 645 back onto the tracks.
After striking a over-sized truck at a crossing along US 301, Amtrak P080 of March 9th, is seen in the recovery phase while re-railing the P42 Engine 185. The Locomotive was just re-railed on the... (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
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
The trains engine, B&O 3802, leads 36 Dash7 GEs for export to China
Looking almost like an HO scale model, NS 7215 crosses the main drag in Windber, PA and right through the center of town.
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)
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.
Three Burlington Northern EMD SD70MACs haul a loaded BNSF Powder River Basin coal train past milepost 268 west of Alps, New Mexico, on February 27, 1999. This location is on BNSF’s Twin Mountain S... (more)
A view of the Amtrak and Metra yards outside of Chicago Union Station as viewed from Sears Tower.
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)
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)
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)
Santa Fe #76, the eastbound CALIFORNIA SPECIAL makes a station stop at Lubbock, Texas, on a cold February 20, 1964. The train ran between a connection with the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF at Clovis, New M... (more)
No Meet No Pass and for good reason... Four Boeing planes are on the point of a manifest climbing up the gooseneck, heading across the Hannibal Bridge into North Kansas City. The tight corn... (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)
P&W train NR 2 hading north to Plainfield along the Thames River.
Deadheading home... My hardhat label says it all!
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.
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.
An accident that didn't happen...
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.
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)