I venture that most people who use this Long Island Railroad car on a daily work commute basis liken it to a jail cell rather than a limousine. In reality, what seems a prosaic piece of railroad e... (more)
I haven't seen Black River & Western No.60 since the 1960's. If she was upset that it has been such a long time, she didn't show it. Here we see it backing northwards towards Flemington NJ at the ... (more)
Deep in the depths of Grand Central Terminal you have a choice of two subway lines. This is the No 7 station and it is one of the few that has a barrel ceiling. During renovations about 15 years a... (more)
Switch engines have a prosaic life, shuffling cars from here to there, over and over. On rare occasions those powerful and very little wheels were called upon to step up and help out with the main... (more)
It is generally thought the first photograph was taken in 1826. In 1829 the first practical steam locomotive was produced. You can then say that for the next 120 years, B&W photography and steam l... (more)
CNJ No 113, after slumbering in pieces for over 50 years, has been reborn in one of the most unusual, most unexpected steam restorations I can ever recall. Years of low funded knuckle busting work... (more)
An MTA Vortex...
"You're traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. ... (more)
I was the first out of the subway car and onto the platform. I then took my first steps in a space that had been closed and verboten to civilians years before I was born. Even though it was lit by... (more)
"Carroll Gardens/Manhattan.” No. 1 World Trade and it’s skyscraper friends shake off yet another New York storm and stand behind the much more modest homes of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Threading... (more)
I last saw BR&W No. 60 fifty years ago on railfan weekend with my Dad. We sampled the BR&W and the NH&I on a Saturday with the Strasburg along with George Hart's steam operation out of York PA on ... (more)
In the caverns of New York City this is the kind of spelunking I can do. Even with some spalling on the ceiling the place is still pretty amazing.
ACELA 2008 is negotiating the north approach of the Hell Gate Bridge. It is about 15 minutes out of New York Penn Station on it's trip to Boston. While it is doing about 40MPH here, it will soon b... (more)
ACELA 2039 is negotiating "A" Interlocking on the west end of New York's Penn Station. Ever since the station was opened in 1910, there has been an open pit here at 9th Ave and 33rd St w... (more)
The Number 7 line has been voted the most "scenic" subway line in New York. It does give you views not normally associated with subway travel. The one on the right is EB and heading out ... (more)
Nothing grander than Grand. 1 second exposure. Handheld.
The codger has still got it. Sony a7II, Zeiss 24mm, APS-C mode.