Amtrak 176 sits damaged and alone in Portland after hitting a semi-truck earlier in the year. Here, it awaits transport back to Chicago on the Empire Builder.
just like a model railroad this is what happens when you pull with too much power on a sharp curve. The phenomenum is called "stringlining or straight lining". The MWARBAR had been separated at a ... (more)
In the Andes, the rail is now safer than the road
When the Central Andino was operated by ENAFER, a state-run and state-owned company, there were many accidents and fatalities on... (more)
A northbound CSX manifest is coming up on the scene of a minor derailment from a month prior that resulted in the new signal on the left and the hoppers pushed over to the side of the ROW.
DITCHED, part 6: THE DAMAGE. Work crews bend and lean to view the damage to the locomotive they just pulled from the ditch. The locomotive eventually went to the Hobo Railroad in... (more)
Derailed once again, Within the past month C&BL SW7 104 has derailed twice while performing it's duties around the Johnstown area.. This one looks to be fairly minor, as was the other one also.
Aftermath of a headon collision:
Engine 4136, 2nd unit in the ESSP, landed upside down after climbing over, and shearing off, the long hood of lead unit 4443. Engine 4309, leading SLWB, climbed ... (more)
The crew of ESSP stops to inspect the carnage that is left from the head on collision between ESSP and SLWB that occured on 2/6/1987. The 4309 was leading the SLWB which rode up over the top of 44... (more)
DITCHED, part 5: THE LIFT. On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, a southbound New England Southern light engine struck a patch of ice and toppled a full 130 degrees off the tracks and d... (more)
DITCHED, part 4: READY TO LIFT. On Wednesday, February 9, 2011, a southbound New England Southern light engine struck a patch of ice and toppled a full 130 degrees off the tracks ... (more)
A northbound coal train rolls by the remains of a failed "pick up" of some grain hoppers from the siding around a month ago that took out the switch & signal.
Aftermath view of a derailment that took out both mains and a bridge on BNSF's busy Staples Sub early in the morning. It will be a few days until this line is open and running again.
My RR vide... (more)
Containers of corn are busted open and leaking at their seams as Herzog equipment move and stack the debris off the BNSF mainline.