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)
The morning sun glints off the side of 2680 as it leads fellow geep 2639 back to the yard on this crisp winter morning. The two were running light after finishing up some switching jobs at local ... (more)
A passenger head down the platform as a trio of Acela train sets wait in the station to head up the road.
A sad site as this is the graveyard for many locomotives that have traveled millions of miles across this country.
Massive upgrades to CN's Newmarket Sub have brought all kinds of different equipment to the area recently. This Peterbilt Brandt Hi-Rail along with a Mack have been busy doing all kinds of jobs in... (more)
Train 102 accelerates east out of Swan Landing along Brule Lake near the east entrance of Jasper National Park after meeting trains 103 and 117 at Swan Landing. The train was in a race against the... (more)
Northbound GTW #473 on Delta Hill enroute to Flat Rock, Michigan.
Season's Greeetings and Happy Harleydays to all railpictures.net contributors and viewers from the Godfather. This view is a sister image to this Railroad: Pennsylvania RailroadLocomotive: Steam 4-4-0Location: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: PRR 1223Train ID: Holiday trainPhoto Date: December, 1966
A UP manifest and a BNSF Doublestack train are headed down hill through Cajon Pass. The BNSF train is at Sullivan's Curve on the ex-Santa Fe main and the UP is at Canyon on the former SP main.
As I was standing on the Franklin Avenue Bridge, I kept hear a revving up of an engine, and wondered down the hill to find this. GECX 4400 is now a testbed unit for AC4400/AC6000 locomotives, and... (more)
MLW A507 and Caterpillar A223 led on this freight.
another view of the worst accident on Santa Fe's then Harbor District which runs from near downtown Los Angeles, CA to the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles happened when juveniles lined a switc... (more)
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!)
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.
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)
An eastbound intermodal train snakes down the grade, the smoking brakes, and setting sun give one the impression that the containers are ablaze.
Although it was never officially on the CR roster, this old NYC unit was in the Altoona deadlines. The old unit has been shoved off the end of track, with the rear truck resting on the ground. Loo... (more)
WW&F No.10 with a trainful of merry passengers drifts across Humason Trestle, and the icy brook below. This year's Victorian Christmas event takes place Saturday, December 18th, 2010. Wish for sno... (more)
Loading a pellet train for the dock can be a dusty job.
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.
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)
Scrap operations for the....Loco of the locos at the central enginehouse of Thessaloniki city
Demo trip stopped in Charlotte
NJ Transit 4405 zips northbound to NY Penn Station from Atlantic City with the ACES train. I imagine most wallets on this return from the gaming city trip are rather thin.
This is a follow zoom s... (more)
1947 or 2007? In this test shot, the crew discuss their orders as PRR M1 6755 and K4 3750 await their departure. In actuality, these locomotives have never felt the heat of steam in over 50 years.... (more)
It was a tough chase to get ahead of this guy... but I made it. Travel not advised... unless you are in a GE or a die-hard railfan!" Several people have called me crazy for going out in t... (more)
After helping me set up the lights for the shot, my daughters wanted to be in the picture. Here they are waving to the passing Providence & Worcester freight, as a fisherman - who showed up a lit... (more)
Men at work on Kefisos bridge. They dont give any care about the big freight.
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)
to the Nature III. The Csarna-valley section of the narrow-gauge railway was damaged by flooding in 1999. The water found a new creek bed in many places. The rails are slowly being reclaime... (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)
At least they stayed upright. Just another reason why you should always take the camera with you. Luckily I had time to run home and grab mine.
The caboose at the historic AT&SF Depot wades in Mississippi River water, while a Heritage I/II/III set creeps by as part of a constant parade of eastbound trains on July 21st. The W (whistle) si... (more)
UP's "Big-Boy" steam locomotive, UP 4023, sits along Pacific Street awaiting the big move down city streets to the display at the new Kenefick Park in Omaha Nebraska.
An IRR train yard in Baghdad. Trains were sparse and the air was dusty as usual. Taken from the open door of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter while I was out on a mission in Baghdad.
A few hours earlier, CN Q101 smashed into the side of VIA #1 in Jasper's station track. When #1 arrived in Jasper, they left a switch open after shoving into the clear in the station track. Luckil... (more)
Oops!!! Fred Stevens runs the crossing, getting hit by Flagg Coal #75. He then gets angry at the fireman for not stopping in time! Shot by Jason LeBrasseur, Steam Railroading Institute
Dmu unit on a local passenger train from Athens to Nafplio crossing the historical passage of Dervenakia.
Sat 11/15/2003 16 cars off the tracks full of Honda Civics. Honda isn't going to be happy about this.
The "San Joaquin Daylight" has just passed the summit on its eastbound trip over the Tehachapi mountains with the Monolith cement plant seen in the distance.
This is the remains of a grade crossing accident, fortunately the train did not derail, it only caused the articulated flat bed to break in half...causing damage only to the crane it was transport... (more)
UP's lone operating Centennial diesel has no trouble pulling this passenger special upgrade along the Colorado River.
The northbound Nakusp wayfreight aboard barge and tug Iris G docks at Rosebery on Slocan Lake where it will unload and continue on the isolated Kaslo branch to Nakusp.
Time was running out for the last Santa Fe passenger train operating in Northern California as ATSF #301 leads the San Francisco Chief on the last leg of its journey thru Hercules and on to Richmo... (more)
After 3 days of snow the sun is here.Special weather for train spotting ! A454 led on a freight to Athens.
CSX 533 leads a UP train through Nevada's Meadow Valley.
Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage steam engine #473 in her "Bumble Bee" livery.
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)
April Fools Day Double-Header Runby CB&Q 4960 and 5632.
GSR clickity-clacks toward the CP interchange at a steady 10mph, over a trestle and past an abandoned farmhouse.
At the Avery Depot, ready to head East, E21 is MU'd with what appers to be 3 GP40's. Today, the depot remains but the right of way is now a road.
On a stunningly beautiful Autumn afternoon, hill-run job No. U85 struggles upgrade across massive Garwood Trestle along the former Virginian Railway east of Mullens, W.Va. The scenery in this terr... (more)
Out of 25 'Big Boys' built for the Union Pacific in 1941, only 8 remain, including UP 4012 at Steamtown. The locomotive weighs 1,200,000 lbs. and still has a max. speed of 80 mph.
Prince George to Edmonton train M348 crosses the Prairie Creek trestle west of Hinton, a few hours after parts of the Yellowhead County received their first snowfall of the year.
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)
An early morning move has two units easily handling an empty coal train returning to the Helper Yard.
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)
BNSF power idles in the AUAR yard in McNeil, TX.
A mid-day passenger train (the westbound Juniata most likely), climbs Horseshoe Curve with some help. From another angle, see the eastbound Juniata, Railroad: Pennsylvania RailroadLocomotive: GE U25CLocation: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USALocomotive #: PRR 6511Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: April, 1966
SY 1396's making a "atomic bomb" on the mountain top. I've never seen a wonderful steam view like this. But the view has disappeared
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 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)
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.
A meter gauge dmu unit approaching the abandoned station of Regaio.This line have been closed since 1988 and now it is working under the Greek railfans club.The dmu unit is a master piece, built i... (more)
Cab of the leader of 3 SD40-2s sitting in the yard at Keith, staring into the sun. Everyone with an APS-C should have a 10mm lens!
Photographed from the Roosevelt Avenue bridge, New York Central train #28 the NEW ENGLAND STATES at LaSalle Street Station in Chicago . An A-B-A set provide the power with E8A #4089 in the l... (more)
The subway of Athens in front of the ancient market-agora-
Westbound FCAB ore train from Ollague, decreasing to Angamos harbour in Mejillones, through a large horseshoe, forming a true circle, something very special to see. The Cumbrepass characterized th... (more)
The engine room of the FP45 as viewed from the back of the locomotive. The room up ahead is the cab.
BNSF's rotary snow plow is parked for the night at Aurora. A 8 am crew will jump aboard today to plow the Giltner Sub towards Hastings, NE. A 7 man crew is used to move this equipment, 4 man train... (more)
This 750mm dmu goes slowly at the grade of Dikasteria area on the way to Diakofto.
In the terminal at San Diego waiting to take a train to L.A. The prime mover was a 244 series engine.
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)
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)
What Would You Do? In this situation a choice has to be made. Most choose to play chicken, some turn the other way, but me, I chose to stay put and shoot something 'Out of the Box', well re... (more)
Many locos arresting this night.
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)
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)
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)
Well, the night passenger from Athens to Kalamata finished the trip early at 25km point.An aspect crash of a motor truck full of garbages, derailed this unlucky meter gauge Alco.The driver of the ... (more)
N&W 1218, An Original Norfolk Southern Heritage Unit, arrives at the Chattanooga Choo Choo with a fall color trip from Atlanta, GA. In the right-top of the photo you can see a wisp of steam & burn... (more)
The only woman driver of car and locomotive in Romania and Europe.
Car on fire right after collision.
An SD40 works the intermodal yard next to the Western Hills Viaduct.