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)
Deep into the East Altoona pit, J1a 6432 waits for work. It was officially retired in April 1958 (source: Keystone Crossings). John had an escort from the PRR Police to roam the property for the... (more)
Always an impressive sight, the outbound Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus train doesn't even warrant a glance from the guy in the yellow and blue in the lower left. But others strolling ... (more)
You need a car 4x4 and strong legs to get to this point.Well this is Asopos bridge while an ic crossing on the way to the north.On the off side still exist the abandoned old tunnel.The old bridge... (more)
Full throttle for this 60mm 2-6-0 steam loco.
This wreck occurred sometime in the 1980s.
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
The brand new One World Trade Center has taken it's place in the ever-changing New York City skyline. At 1,776' it has grabbed the title of tallest building in New York City from the 1,250' Empire... (more)
While trucks may bring it, railroads usually haul it. And they can haul all sorts of things like a brand new Boeing 737 fuselage as seen here. Only requiring the use of two specialty flush deck ... (more)
Looks like it's time to call your insurance company.
The beauty is coming back to run after her refreshment and modernization.In appearance of connection meter gauge line between the central workhouse and St. Anargeri station, Hellenic railways usin... (more)
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)
Storm light is easy to come by late in the day out in this neck of the woods. This massive storm is quickly approaching from the east while the train slides to the south towards Denver.
A9108 pulls some old box cars on the way to Tripolis.
CP/SOO offered up an Operation Life Saver flat car put together by Shoreham Shops to tour the railroad. The local officers were asked to pick spots along the railroad for display. My pick was Port... (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)
Southern Pacific steam locomotive no. 4449 arriving at Oaks Park in Portland, Oregon, with the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation's Holiday Express train on December 12, 2009. The 4449 operated on De... (more)
Warning:Make sure you have a friend watch your back
This is the result of a collision with a rock of about 50 tons weight, found on the rails behind a curve when descending from Ticlio to Casapalca. Emergency braking of the engineer was of little e... (more)
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)
Normaly this is always a night southbound freight.
Niles Canyon Railway didn't advertise this event on the social media and the internet because it was originally meant for members of the Niles Canyon Railway Museum only but those that were aware ... (more)
The last ic express of the day at the sunset on the way to Athens.
A double ic express at Kakia Skala passage on the way to south. The line is out of work from 2004 because the new double standard gauge line is more usfull.
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.
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)
Too much exhaust?
1 little, 2 little, 3 little engines. 4 little, 5 little, 6 little engines. 7 little, 8 little, 9 little engines. 10 little engine boys!
A view from inside the West portal of Great Bend Tunnel. Home of the John Henry legend, the original bore at Bend Bend was completed in 1872, and served the C&O railway until being taken out of s... (more)
The weekly freight crossing the station of Patra. A9103 and A9102 on 80300 freight to the south.
The ill-fated Aerotrain crosses the Rockville bridge in what is believed to be early 1956, enroute to Pittsburgh, PA.
View of the Amtrak and Metra yards from atop the Sears Tower. Amtrak is on the left, Metra on the right. The bridge going over the tracks is Roosevelt Ave.
BNSF Railway train H-SLABAR9-03A (High Priority Merchandise, Slaton TX to Barstow CA) has one of the most colorful consists I've seen in quite a while, as it includes two Heritage diesels from two... (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 scene no longer to be seen... This line has since been lowered into a trench.
CZRY walking their sand train over a previously "rolled" rail
GT 9095 with Solidario passenger Train at Retiro platform 7, reflected from platform 9. Nikon D70 and Tokina 28-80 f2.8
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
With all the debris removed from the front of the lead unit we are allowed a good view of the damage caused. You can clearly see the imprint of the semi's trailer (horizontal lines) on the nose, ... (more)
The only woman driver of car and locomotive in Romania and Europe.
A few minutes before the sunset, the last ic on the way to Athens moving along Platanos coast.
Repair works for a lot of dmu units on the workhouse of Athens.
Westbound E819 with 8 engines passes the Harpers Ferry Station.
If you derail and are going to crash and stop abruptly, I highly recommend hitting a soft, muddy river bank! This was a St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) work train on the Trumann Subdivisio... (more)
N&W 611 ventured out of the Virginia Museum of Transportation for the first time in years to help Norfolk Southern celebrate the 125th anniversary of Roanoke's East End Shops back in September 200... (more)
On a very foggy night, a the CN local for Bridgeport is seen here waiting for the signal at Le Moyne. This shot was taken off the I-55 on-ramp at Cicero Ave.
6AM smiles warmly upon a Nickel Plate 700.
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)
Southern Pacific Daylight 4-8-4 4449, with SP SD40E 7342 as a helper, works up Cuesta Grade out of San Luis Obispo, California. This train, dubbed the World's Fair Daylight, is retu... (more)
The 1220 has certainly seen better days, this is the result of a loaded asphalt truck running into her as she was crossing Court Street last Friday, no one was injured in the collision. more)
Viewed from Loudoun Heights in WV, the Capitol Limited heads east across the Potomac River bridge at 11:13 today. Canon 20D and 70-200mm lens.
Derailment of an eastbound manifest due to heavy rain in the area over the past week. Behind this view are two cars upright on the siding and another 15 in the water. The main to the right is als... (more)
45045, Coldstream Guardsman, had a heavy collision with Saltley viaduct while shunting the nearby Lawley Street freightliner terminal. The loco was withdrawn following this.
One of the perils of street-running . . . occasionally some people park too close to the tracks, and the train comes to a halt. Here, NOGC 500 and 505 idle while the owner of the truck hollers, "... (more)
Looking west toward the setting sun on the Aurora sub in Chana, Illinois. A tiny midwestern town, Chana has no stores, no gas stations, amid miles of corn. I had stopped there looking for somethin... (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)
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)
N&W Class A 1218 parked on the only track she'd fit on...
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)
Reading's eastbound Crusader makes a stop at Bound Brook. The Jersey Central freight crew has broken their train to allow passenger access.
Morris County Central #385's journey is almost complete as it crosses over the Morristown & Erie on East Frederick Road in Cedar Knolls, NJ. The 385 is very familiar with this piece of track, as i... (more)
It's all-GP at Southern's Columbus yard in Spring 1975, but in a few years GE C-Cs will bump the dwindling number of geeps to support roles, and the turntable and 1922 coaling tower will disappear... (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)
Heading East through Exshaw, Canadian Pacific's F-Units return to Calgary from Banff on a beautiful fall day
The works for the construction of the new bridge is a fact. The 1st metal part for the bridge is's arrived to be placed. The meter gauge line via Tripolis will be ready to run after 3 months about... (more)
O-Train heading to Bayview Station.
CSX does it accordian style! Derailment early in the morning happened right under the highway bridge. I counted 14 autoracks that left the tracks. Had to stick my lens through the chainlink fence ... (more)
Santa Fe 315, with a yellow variation of the famous "Warbonnet" paint scheme, leads three more F7 B units on Amtrak's Texas Chief. Union Station would close and the remaining Amtrak traffic would... (more)
P&W's NR2 rolls south across causeway of Stoddard Hill State Park giving off a very clear reflection.
Some things endure forever. Freedom will always be one of those things. The Alcos, however, are going straight to scrap.
Pro-Republican management painted C420 976 to celebrate George Bush's an... (more)
A meter gauge ic express on the way to Patras crossing through a typical village of the north coast of Peloponessos.
Spring time railroading.. With a steady rain falling and temperatures dropping, CSXT 8721 has just applied three step for the conductor as they prepare to drop off a cut of 33 cars in South Charle... (more)
While out chasing the last C&NWs, the most unexpected meet ever took place. MCBPR-17 with the last C&NWs and a patched C&NW SD40-2, meet counterpart MPRCB-18 led by UP Olympic Torch unit 2001, Un... (more)
Whoopsie in East Ontario today. Apparently Watco's SW1500 was switching heavy corn syrup tank cars, when they got away and shoved the switcher into Watco's parked GP35. The former Palouse River ... (more)
The new Music City Star trainsets are running the first high speed 59mph test trips. MCS 122 faces east, and cab car MCS 402 faces west.
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)
A westbound autorack train splits the silence alongside the cemetery in Miller City, Ohio. The US&S bracket signal, a sentinel marking this as a former Nickel Plate Road territory, is headed to th... (more)
No, you're not imagining anything. The only thing holding these cars together is the load. This is the first time this method has been used in the Duluth area without a schnabel car.
Head-on collision on single track mainline.
Most days of the week you can find UP's switch job working the tideflats district of Tacoma. Headquartered in Fife, the crew works their way through Bullfrog Junction, crosses over the Puyallup... (more)
NS 16T crosses the New River with a colorful lashup as a beautiful Sunset looms over head.
The sun has just risen above the tall rocks bluffs surrounding Lake Superior's Kama Bay in time to illuminate peak fall colors along the tree's lining CP 110's route to Schreiber & points east.
In the terminal at San Diego waiting to take a train to L.A. The prime mover was a 244 series engine.
The former Santa Fe PA gets a new coat of blue paint on its trucks.
Alco A9108 on helper duties at Zevgolatio station.I think the car driver parked his car too close to the Alco !
After dumping rain across northern Wyoming and southern Montana all morning, storm clouds are starting to break up as a loaded coal train from Spring Creek Mine struggles to climb the 1% grade out... (more)