Eastbound D&RGW freight entering Gore Canyon.
A remote control set ran through a closed switch and derailed when they reversed direction at CSX's Barr Yard just before dawn on January 2nd. I happened to pass over the bridge and picked up a s... (more)
The dead silence of the Don Valley is broken as the whine of the dyno's of a GP38 & 2 SD40's rumble westwards over the Valley and CN's Bala Subdivision in perfect morning sunshine.
The Alaska Railroad Glacier Discovery Train winds its way north along the Turnagain Arm, with the imposing Chugach Mountains in the background. A small tidal bore, very common in the Turnag... (more)
The rainy season was about to finished, but some scattered rainclouds could still be seen overhead. But it doesn't reduce our enjoyment to photograph this Dutch-tourist laden Lodaya train.
14CRB 4-8-2 No. 1882 leads GEA Garratt No. 4023 past the home signals at Oudtshoorn. Below freezing weather and morning sun highlight the steam. Alan Crotty recently posted a shot of this train ... (more)
4 Coal gons hit the ground. One view of two__ the other two were under the overpass. Hey Dave, we must have just missed one another.
Red Bud is in bloom at McClure, VA in April 1980. My friends David DeVault (in the hat) and Pete Morrisett (hands on hips) check out the "McClure Shay." The guy in the wife-beater under-shirt is a... (more)
Two employees work the signals by hand for the Lakeville Turn as they cross County 23.
Late fall along the Connecticut River Valley finds a normally lush, green landscape rather brown and barren. The leaves have largely departed from the trees and even though its not quite 3... (more)
Just as this westbound UP stacker rounds the curve at switch 9, the storm clouds parted enabling me to get some storm light! I climbed up the hill at the I-80 rest stop to get this image, and let... (more)
Durango and Silverton, ex Rio Grande, #482 crosses over the high bridge en-route back to Durango, CO.
Skating down the Santa Cruz Boardwalk on a DODX flatcar.
NS 8500 (ex NS 8305) and NS 8501 (ex NS 8309) are the first two GE C40-8.5's to be completed by the Roanoke shops. They have arrived at Altoona's Juniata Shops for their emissions testing and a ne... (more)
The engine house at Proviso is always an interesting place to photograph because of the variety of units that can be seen. Today, 4 brand new Ferromex SD70ACe's brought in from the CN sit with var... (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)
A BNSF grain train prepares to depart Missoula, Montana on Montana Rail Link's 3ed Sub on the afternoon of September 21, 2009. In the foreground is a member of the University of Montana Hang Glidi... (more)
After several days of heavy snowfall, only some animal tracks are crossing the landscape on 1800 meter a.s.l. on the Rochers-de-Naye. But soon a lonely skier, which just left the train on the requ... (more)
No less than 7 B&O Baldwin locomotives are in this photo at Salamanca, NY. 6 of them are shark nose A and B units. Wish I had taken roster shots of all of them.
Carl Franz Photo Special bursts from Brush Tunnel.
CP 2816 and its handsome train head slowly roll along Lake Wapta before tipping over the big hill towards Field.
Yard operations for this 60mm 2-4-0 steam engine.
In this picture, you see a set of bogies being lifted by a derrick. Its a study in RR employee hierarchy of the day...the workers in the foreground, and the bosses, who appear to be standing in t... (more)
Amtrak's southbound Vermonter train #55 struck a rock slide this morning shortly after 10 am south of Northfield, Vermont, and derailed. The locomotive and head car left the rails and traveled in... (more)
Montana Rail Link F45 No. 391, on the point of MRL’s LM freight, glints off the still waters of the Missouri River in Lombard Canyon, Montana, on the afternoon of September 11, 1995. The train has... (more)
On a beautiful August evening, a monster-sized stack train drops downgrade through some fantastic Sierra Nevada scenery at Yuba Gap, passing through Tunnels 36 and 35. This train lost power from t... (more)
Pan Am Railways took delivery of five ex-QNSL SD40-2s this morning - lettered MEC 3400-3404 - but owned by GATX, at the Pan Am Southern East Deerfield Yard. The units are currently slated to be w... (more)
The 644 stands by the 16-lead, ready to head down to Albany for its next assignment on the Portland & Western Railroad.
I'd forgotten how clean of a locomotive it was!
Going to GW and living in Georgetown, I had witnessed the B&O Georgetown local from the inside of a Metro Bus on K Street at night. But this was the only time I saw it in daylight. Here it is pass... (more)
Nevada Northern #40 steams across Steptoe Creek as the rising sun peeks through her drivers. This was the last day of the annual winter photo charter put on by the railroad.
The Pennsy heritage unit and F's greeted inbound and outbound passenger trains all day Friday awaiting placement for Saturday's "National Train Day" celebration. Casey Thomason photo, copyright N... (more)
After a foot of snow 5 new QNSL GEAC4400CW are waiting to be move to Matane by CFMG railway to be put on a ferry to Sept-Isles Quebec.
Q371 derailed at CP 17 on the CSX Short Line Sub at about 6 a.m. on a 7 degree day in Northeast Ohio. Shown here at 9 a.m. with 11 cars derailed and other traffic would have to be rerouted onto t... (more)
Amtrak Train #4 , the SUPER CHIEF, rounds the reverse curves at Darling, Arizona, on April 16, 1972. Six F-units power the fast moving train. Darling is a crossover location about 13 miles east of... (more)
A BNSF intermodel streaks past downtown St. Paul and through Dayton's Bluff on this crisp cold night as a few barges huddle together on the Mississippi River. The Twin Cities area accounts for 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)
With the fall colors nearly peak, Amtrak Adirondack hugs the shores of Lake Champlain at Port Henry N.Y
Grand Indeed! New York Central's Grand Central Terminal is a Manhattan landmark which serves as an example of the power and prestige that was once synonymous with the large American railroa... (more)
Here we see coal empties from the UP and BNSF sandwiching a KCT Mill Street Yard to KCS Knoche Yard Transfer at The Incline.
The coal empties on BNSF Train E KCLBAM0 124A are climbing north up ... (more)
12R pauses at CP Front Street while a train clears ahead. Symmetry. Canon EOS 10D w/ 70-200mm F/4L lens. 1/500 sec @ F/9.
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)
On a beautiful spring day, the Norfolk & Western Class J 611 sails over the Big Otter trestle leading the Powhatan Arrow back toward Roanoke for another round of evening excursions on the Christia... (more)
Leased ACL E7 A-B units pull upgrade with train 4, POCAHONTAS, at Blue Ridge.
1983 posses on the balloon track , due to it's length, it had to be walked through the curve at 3MPH
As far as New York City subway stations are concerned, the old City Hall station is clearly the "Jewel in the Crown". The station was opened as in 1904 as the centerpiece of the new un... (more)
Typical of the Central Andino, here is a double switchback. The engine stays coupled and pushes or retains its train backwards on the intermediate level. Thus this trai... (more)
On the pilot of Utah Railway 5001, one of six MK-50-3 built, Engineer Adam Pinales snaps a photo on his camera phone, of an overturned Chevrolet SUV, to send to his Father. The driver of the overt... (more)
CVR's interchange train to the BNSF waits just east of the interchange at Boise City,OK on 3/13/08. A rainbow has formed, as the sun has just cleared the clouds from a passing thunderstorm. It was... (more)
On November 25th, 1976, one third of Southern Pacific's big EMD and GE diesels are serviced at the railroad's Taylor Yard in Los Angeles, California. The Espee owned three U50s (represented here ... (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)
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)
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
No this is not GM's newest SUV! CDTX 2014 is running light from the Oakland coach yard to the Amtrak station where it would be coupled to the S/B Coast Starlight.
10 MPH slow order for the NS 332 as it rolls on by the remains of the derailment of the NS 206 that occured around 6:00 AM February 18 2010, just west of Butler, Indiana at CP 360.
Santa Fe 21C arrives in the early morning at Santa Fe Junction. See comments below for possible train ID..and thanks for the correction.
A Wheeling ore train rumbles over the Mingo Creek Viaduct and towards the connection with CSX in Connellsville as an April shower looms in the distance.
The derailment of CSX X439, 4 cars ended up in the water.
It is always worth heading North of Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad. The scenery from Hurricane to Fairbanks is spectacular. Although the day had held great promise with sunshine early by the tim... (more)
NS is cleaning out the ditches through the grade separated 'trench' between the Amtrak Depot and Toledo Yard. Here the work train's in action with debris flying off on the opposite side. Note th... (more)
TerraTransport 926 (subdivision of CN in Newfoundland) was a 1200 bhp narrow gauge loco built by GMD in 1956-60 era. Sadly, the Newfoundland Railway ceased to exist in 1988 after more than 100 ye... (more)
Norfolk Southern H02 with engine 3010 at the point (long hood forward) and a few freight cars behind heads Westbound through a very rainy, eerie and dark storm at... (more)
Narrow gauge 0.60m steam loco, with ralfans, in Pelion mountain.
General Electric is doing high altitude testing on Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new C38AChe model at East Portal
Special heads to Ft. Steele, B.C.
A view from above at various PRR electrics in the rack. The Lackawanna main is under the wires on the far left.
The MMC Yardmaster's tower was the perfect place for a front row seat to the ballet of intense lightning that followed up a thunderstorm. Huge bol... (more)
As the photoline was busy setting for their shots, I took the liberty of taking a few long exposures of majestic #98 as she sat on the trestle with the creek flowing below. Prints available.
These now out of service tracks once carried the Jersey Central Railroad's Main Line through the township of Glen Gardner in Hunterdon County. Looking west from Bell Avenue, the only road with a ... (more)
Battle of Light. The signals at Noimi Jct. battle to protect the CN Minntac Sub from an oncoming train. The signals won and the train headed up the CN Missabe Sub.
During the final months of testing of the Advanced Passenger Train, a set is seen heading south descending from Shap
Driver’s work office on the brant new MLW A460
ATSF 3751 joins with Amtrak 406 and a 1966 Chevrolet Sting Ray for a old-timer's day celebration at LAUS this morning. All I know about this set up is that the Dispatcher told the steamer, "You'll... (more)
Ready to leave San Diego for LA, an Amtrak San Diegan sports mostly Santa Fe equipment, the Amtrak lettered combine the only outward indication that this is no longer a Santa Fe train. An REA Expr... (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)
A westbound BNSF manifest crosses a causeway on Montana Rail Link along the Clark Fork on a crisp fall morning at sunrise near Trout Creek, Montana.
Milwaukee Joe E74 is waiting to head west at Silver Bow, MT. Note the spoked wheels on the lead truck.
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 packed to the gills local service arrives at the dusty town of Sumaoli in Central India. The station is part of the 2' gauge Gwalior - Sheopur Kalan section, part of the former Gwalior Light Rai... (more)
This special freight led by two Alcos,A9108-A9104, at Kakia Skala passage.The sea looks marvellous and the train to.
all i can say is WOW!
4008 "Spirit of Wasilla" sitting not running at the cruise ship terminal siding on July 15, 2005 with the NCL "Norwegian Dream" dwarfing it in the background
An overview of the CN yard and shops at Proctor, MN. A huge change from the days of the Missabe. Back in it's heyday it would have been all maroon and gold here but today there is only one true ... (more)
A 3-foot intercity express on the way to Keparessia crossing the area of the reck.
"SA31 to the South Jersey dispatcher..." NS 5284 was delayed for a few hours on its journey from Browns Yard in Sayreville to Freehold by this fallen tree just west of MP 8 and the Schoolho... (more)
HLS's newest rebuilds, GP40-3 #6500 and GP38-3 #2000 are seen here coupled to freshly painted GP38-2 #2507 at Huntington.
First time seeing the light of day. Valley Railroad Chief Mechanical Officer J. David Conrad looks over the railroad's newest locomotive - a Chinese SY, wearing #3025 on its first trip outside of... (more)