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)
Indian head logo on Santa Fe F7B 300B. To see the other version of this logo, see photo 113871.
A profile of Niagara #6014 during a midday station stop at Crestline. This was mostly a mail & express train, carrying passengers only as far as Galion. The interlocking tower is behind the loco... (more)
Considering its remote location, one would have never thought Falls Cut Tunnel would have become a trouble spot. Such was not the case. In the early 1980s, the excellent swimming hole below the ... (more)
CP 2816 and its handsome train head slowly roll along Lake Wapta before tipping over the big hill towards Field.
What I did on my Summer vacation, redux: The number of locomotives occupying "Larry's Alley" now stretches back even more and under the overpass considerably. Still sad to see my buddie... (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)
Carl Franz Photo Special bursts from Brush Tunnel.
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)
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)
The NS 4001 and NS 4000 "DC to AC" units lead the NS 757 into the West Yard in Roanoke after a trip from Belews Creek Steam Station.
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)
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)
Union Pacific 2-8-0 No. 618 storms by with a freight train during a crisp February 7, 2006, sunrise. The action takes place on the Heber Valley railroad out of Heber, Utah, during a winter photo f... (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.
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)
With the fall colors nearly peak, Amtrak Adirondack hugs the shores of Lake Champlain at Port Henry N.Y
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
The derailment of CSX X439, 4 cars ended up in the water.
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)
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)
Train AM-1, with 74 cars and interleaved C420's and RS11's, passes the New Jersey Zinc Company's west plant in Palmerton. The zinc company was by far the largest employer in Palmerton, but the by-... (more)
1983 posses on the balloon track , due to it's length, it had to be walked through the curve at 3MPH
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)
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)
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!
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 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)
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.
Special heads to Ft. Steele, B.C.
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)
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)
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.
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.
A six-pack of Rio Grande SD40T-2s drift through Helper Yard prior to cutting into a 100 car coal train for the steep climb to Soldier Summit. In the group are DRGW 5390, DRGW 5342, DRGW 5373, DRGW... (more)
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)
Leased ACL E7 A-B units pull upgrade with train 4, POCAHONTAS, at Blue Ridge.
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)
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)
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)
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
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)
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)
This special freight led by two Alcos,A9108-A9104, at Kakia Skala passage.The sea looks marvellous and the train to.
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)
Driver’s work office on the brant new MLW A460
Skating down the Santa Cruz Boardwalk on a DODX flatcar.
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)
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)
all i can say is WOW!
During the final months of testing of the Advanced Passenger Train, a set is seen heading south descending from Shap
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)
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)
A 3-foot intercity express on the way to Keparessia crossing the area of the reck.
Santa Fe 21C arrives in the early morning at Santa Fe Junction. See comments below for possible train ID..and thanks for the correction.
General Electric is doing high altitude testing on Qinghai-Tibet Railway's new C38AChe model at East Portal
A view from above at various PRR electrics in the rack. The Lackawanna main is under the wires on the far left.
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
"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)
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)
It's getting dark quickly at CP 466, just west of LaPorte, IN on the NS Chicago Line as NS 205 heads west splitting a stopped 23N on the left and 23Z stopped in the siding on the right creating wh... (more)
Train Conductor desk of CN 2441
While Railfanning on the C & O main at Richmond, VA, I found this turtle in the middle of the two grades trying to cross over to the other side towards the River. I was watching him for nearly an ... (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.
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)
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)
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)
Another try at showing a little motion on the rails.
Milwaukee Joe E74 is waiting to head west at Silver Bow, MT. Note the spoked wheels on the lead truck.
It's early morning as SAR 24 class 2-8-4 takes a Knysna to George mixed train across the Lagoon trestle.
HLS's newest rebuilds, GP40-3 #6500 and GP38-3 #2000 are seen here coupled to freshly painted GP38-2 #2507 at Huntington.
Narrow gauge 0.60m steam loco, with ralfans, in Pelion mountain.
Even though it is raining, it has no factor on the endless string of trains in the PRB.
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 south end of Letts is lined up for the St. Paul, MN to Kansas City, MO manifest train to head south towards Ottumwa, IA. This is one of three short sections of CTC on the ICE's Kansas City Sub... (more)
A PRR H9s Consoladation switcher works the depot.
Southern Pacific U50 9951 takes a spin on the Taylor Yard turntable.