4679 is switched into the Alton and Southern yard the morning after emerging from MEI as the second freight locomotive to wear Southern Belle colors. DMIR 301 was a definite bonus. Making the sc... (more)
Horsehead Helpers pass the Gallitzin Tunnels Park. Thanks to Gallitzin Tourist Council for the assistance! www.gallitzin.info
Amid the hustle and bustle of life in New York City, day transitions to dark on this June evening as a Queens bound 7-local train arrives at 40th Street station in Queens. The city's Empire State ... (more)
Houston we've had a problem here
A sulfuric acid leak under one of the tank cars stopped this train. A specialized crew came to the rescue. The photographer was kindly asked to sta... (more)
A nasty derailment in downtown Oshawa as 27 cars out of this 111 car freight train derailed at Oshawa East including the trailing locomotives, thankfully no one was injured as CP supervisors asses... (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.
This westbound manifest finally catches a green at the entrance to the Las Vegas valley at Apex.
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)
Izaak Walton Inn`s newest form of accomodation has been lifted into position and is being readied for it`s first guests.
CP 4507 and caboose idle under a brutal thunderstorm, as the 8757 sneaks up from behind. 23:49hrs.
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.
Crusin' down the track at 79MPH.
The late afternoon sun casts a warn glow on this westbound through Afton Canyon as it crosses over the Mojave River.
The new generation of Observation car to replace the VIA Rail Dome Cars
In a significant milestone, driver #1 goes back under Southern Railway #630 while the locomotive continues its return to active service at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum's Soule Shops in Eas... (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)
The sound of 12,300 struggling horsepower reverberates across the Canyon Ferry Lake Valley as BNSF 9357 west crawls upgrade at Bedford, MT.
Tight fit! WVC 67 enters daylight again as it exits the south portal of the Kelly Mtn Tunnel with a short train of stone cars bound for the GC&E Subdivision on the former Western Maryland Railway.
A cold Ely sunset. With most of the sane photographers already headed back to their hotels for hot showers, I risk the loss of some critical anatomical hardware as I shoot Nevada Northern's... (more)
Southbound passenger approaching the tunnel of Platamonas. The view from the castle is great.
I had seen these loads on pictures... but in the real life, it is amazingly impressive
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)
No train in this shot. A good thing in this case, as the bridge was just raised and has been captured in the process of lowering. The reason of course are the streaks of light. Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: n/aLocation: Steilacoom, Washington, USALocomotive #: n/aTrain ID: n/aPhoto Date: July 17, 2008
At approximately 4AM, the Chesapeake and Albermarle rock job was northbound with approximately 40 empties. It passed 2 signals and approached the open bascule draw span over the Intercoastal Water... (more)
Disrupting the silence in downtown Nitro at the early morning hour of 2am, a severe thunderstorm rolls across the Kanawha Valley, bringing with it an impressive lightning show. The single yard eng... (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)
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)
I could not imagine my self in my honeymoon without trains . So i did it in the wonderfull city of Paris with this subway the Eiffel tower and my nagging wife !
An eastbound frieght sits next to some of the wreckage from a major derailment during the early morning hours on February 6 in Glencoe. U833 left the tracks coming around the curve where the stop... (more)
Gornergrat Railway with the Matterhorn
Heading for Cajon Summit
CP 9021 leads grain empties out of the Hector dip near Stephen, BC on a crisp Spring day.
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)
Train derailment in Esquel due to strong wind. We were the first to give assistance with forest wardens
Leased ACL E7 A-B units pull upgrade with train 4, POCAHONTAS, at Blue Ridge.
The crew of this coal train had a great view of the 32nd Pennsylvania Pump Primer Fire Muster event as they cross the former Reading Bridge. Fire trucks lined the Susquehanna River as part of the ... (more)
Long assigned to Wyoming/Colorado branchlines, UP 457 still sports its large snow plow pilot
Atacama railfan car?
Waiting for the Train. Big thanks to Peter Lerro for organizing the shoot.
"Royal Canadian Pacific" as "Golfer special" passing through Morant's Curve on the way to Calgary.
Snaking around Lake Superior's Cavers Bay, CP 9835 EAST knocks down the signal at Mile 27.2 on the CP's Nipigon Sub.
Standing on the pile of dirt and ballast as the lead engine burrowed its way into the row. good news is its still under warranty !
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!
Picture taken at PK200 565 km/h during April the 3rd, 2007 world record: Vmax = 574.8 km/h
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)
On this date, it is not too common to see 3 ex-Rio Grande locomotives still working together. The other 2 numbers are UP 1350 & 1445.
Dawn at Omaha Shops: As the Nebraska sky brightens to signal another summer day, the work at Union Pacific’s Omaha Shops continues on. Thirty-eight locomotives are visible in this view, dominated ... (more)
Narrow gauge 0.60m steam loco, with ralfans, in Pelion mountain.
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)
Seen at the FrontRunner maintenance facility. Either they're starting elevated service or are getting ready to film an episode of "Pimp My Choo-Choo."
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)
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)
Durango and Silverton, ex Rio Grande, #482 crosses over the high bridge en-route back to Durango, CO.
The scrapper is hard at work as a wounded 2044 looks on. Was a sad sight indeed.
Metra Cars on Dubbers Spur - After a short hike across the hill from Jacumba Road, the line of five former Chicago Metra cars come into view on Dubbers Spur.
The track on the left is t... (more)
Both westbound and eastbound California Zephyr trains typically meet on or near the Salt Flats during the midnight hour, but passengers on this 12-hour late train were treated to a daytime trip ac... (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 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)
A view from above at various PRR electrics in the rack. The Lackawanna main is under the wires on the far left.
Shortly after sunrise a Historic Transport Preservation (Steam Specials) charter on the C&TS rounds the big curve at Lava, on its way to plow snow farther up the line. In the distance the San Lui... (more)
After an afternoon of rain showers across northern Arizona, a rainbow has appeared along the eastern side of Flagstaff. With only a few minutes left of sunlight, the slow moving Belen, NM to Phoen... (more)
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)
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)
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.
CP 2816 and its handsome train head slowly roll along Lake Wapta before tipping over the big hill towards Field.
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)
Santa Fe 21C arrives in the early morning at Santa Fe Junction. See comments below for possible train ID..and thanks for the correction.
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)
The train is seen in the distance, it's true ... and maybe far away, rather see something black in the bottom of the canyon, looks like a black tattoo. But you can clearly see how this railroad sh... (more)
NOHAB-Balaton I. The summer of 2013 was unforgettable for many European railway enthusiasts, because after 13 years GM's diesel-powered NOHAB locomotive hauled regular trains again at Lake ... (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)
The last Chessie train on the Rochester Sub is passing thru Bird Swamp with 4 Chessie Cats. The next day this line would be the Rochester & Southern.
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.
Winchester & Western's unique slug sits at the company's New Jersey base in Bridgeton. The unit started life as an Alco RS11 on the Pennsylvania Railroad, then was converted to a slug by Conrail. ... (more)
Eastbound D&RGW freight entering Gore Canyon.
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)
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.
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)
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)
Milwaukee Joe E74 is waiting to head west at Silver Bow, MT. Note the spoked wheels on the lead truck.
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
New England Central GP38 3851 is moving damaged Amtrak P42DC #102 northbound toward Montpelier Jct., Vermont, past the Dog River Farm on Sunday, October 11. The Amtrak P42 had just been moved ont... (more)
Two employees work the signals by hand for the Lakeville Turn as they cross County 23.
During the final months of testing of the Advanced Passenger Train, a set is seen heading south descending from Shap
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.
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)