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)
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)
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.
Dmu unit on a local passenger train from Athens to Nafplio crossing the historical passage of Dervenakia.
After 3 days of snow the sun is here.Special weather for train spotting ! A454 led on a freight to Athens.
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)
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)
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.
The ill-fated Aerotrain crosses the Rockville bridge in what is believed to be early 1956, enroute to Pittsburgh, PA.
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)
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.
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.
CSX 533 leads a UP train through Nevada's Meadow Valley.
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)
UP's lone operating Centennial diesel has no trouble pulling this passenger special upgrade along the Colorado River.
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)
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)
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)
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.
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)
BNSF power idles in the AUAR yard in McNeil, TX.
Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage steam engine #473 in her "Bumble Bee" livery.
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)
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)
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)
This unusual crossing signal still works correctly at an apparently unused private crossing. The lights did go out when a westbound freight approached.
The subway of Athens in front of the ancient market-agora-
A passenger head down the platform as a trio of Acela train sets wait in the station to head up the road.
GSR clickity-clacks toward the CP interchange at a steady 10mph, over a trestle and past an abandoned farmhouse.
This 750mm dmu goes slowly at the grade of Dikasteria area on the way to Diakofto.
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 engine room of the FP45 as viewed from the back of the locomotive. The room up ahead is the cab.
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
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)
Many locos arresting this night.
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)
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.
An early morning move has two units easily handling an empty coal train returning to the Helper Yard.
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.
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.
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)
An SD40 works the intermodal yard next to the Western Hills Viaduct.
220 019 Adtranz led on 500 passenger train on its way to Thessaloniki.The flag stands always there as the mark of an old monastery.
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)
Decauville dmu unit crossing a small valley before Mega Spileo station.
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)
Car on fire right after collision.
Southbound coal loads headed for the dock at Seward pass Gorilla Rock on a glorious end of winter day.
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)
History in the making. The construction of a concrete deck that will span the entire open air portion of railroad prior to entering Penn Station is about half way complete in this shot. ... (more)
Wrecked early in its life along with sister 9502. Wreck was November 1, 1993 when the engine was just 8 days old. If you've viewed this picture before, I amended the photo date to 1994. Sorry i... (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)
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)
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!
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)
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)
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)
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)
The only woman driver of car and locomotive in Romania and Europe.
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)
This wreck occurred sometime in the 1980s.
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)
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)
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.
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)
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.
Hulcher railroad services assist Norfolk Southern with lifting equipment when NS 2698 blows a traction motor and needs replaced. The weather wasn't the best with rain and cloudy conditions but an ... (more)
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)
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)
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.
In the terminal at San Diego waiting to take a train to L.A. The prime mover was a 244 series engine.
Reading's eastbound Crusader makes a stop at Bound Brook. The Jersey Central freight crew has broken their train to allow passenger access.
Looks like it's time to call your insurance company.
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)
A forgotten piece of Heritage sits along with a former RF&P E8A....
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)
N&W Class A 1218 parked on the only track she'd fit on...
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 scene no longer to be seen... This line has since been lowered into a trench.
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.
Warning:Make sure you have a friend watch your back
Full throttle for this 60mm 2-6-0 steam loco.