Times they are a changin'. In recent years, the demographics of the railroad crews at tourist railroads and museums have begun to shift a bit. It isn't just the boys who are playing with t... (more)
UP5929 slugs it out on the 2% compensated grade approaching Tunnel 1. A classic Moffat location....
Roundhouse Ritual: The Alemite Grease Gun. In the hours before dawn, a volunteer member of the Nevada Northern shop crew uses a pneumatic grease gun to pack the rod bearings on Locomotive 9... (more)
New England Central's new image will debut this weekend in road service, but is freshly visible in the GWI corporate colors. NECR GP40CU (CU=control unit) 3809 and MT-4 809 slug were mated and wi... (more)
Midday "God-beams" lift the curtain of darkness on the seldom-seen back half of the Nevada Northern Engine House, revealing some of the museum pieces that "need a little work". Closest on ... (more)
Republic is about finished with Hartwell #4, and soon the engine will be pulling passenger trains.
The rear DPU shoves in RUN8 up the 2% slope of winter Park Hill. The train will crest the continent inside the Moffat Tunnel....
UP5874 thunders up the 2.4% grade above the Gooseneck curves between Nolan and Kyune. What it would have been to spend just one afternoon here in 1946. L105's & L107's thundering upgrade must ha... (more)
Sun, snow and red engines ....
two power moves meet at Franklin Park while another jetplane takes off from near O'Hare.
Passing the torch. One of the stark realities of steam railroad operations is that most of the men who serviced and ran the locomotives in actual service are gone now. Even the first coupl... (more)
The eastward CPL signal at Grasshopper, WV stands guard after a night of heavy, wet snow.
Rail maintainers work on a crossover while being surrounded by trains that are being built in the busy and dangerous Willard Terminal