Two Blasts from the Past. Though CSX is rapidly replacing the ancient steel New York Central-era signal bridges in the Mohawk Valley, a few remain in service, such as this one at Mi... (more)
With icicles hanging from her flanks, a surprisingly-clean CSX C40-9W and a sister unit charge head-first into a heavy Upstate New York snowstorm with mixed freight in tow.
A FEW MARBLES LEFT. On a back road in New Hampshire, an old crossing sign (with most of its marble reflectors intact) stands sentinel at twilight — just in case a lonely, midnight mo... (more)
Classic, original Boston & Maine semaphore blades and a once-commonplace B&M telephone box wait out the nighttime hours on the banks of the Winnipesaukee River in Tilton, N.H., with the sleepy lit... (more)
Soaring high above the Sacandaga River, SNC BL-2 No. 52 enjoys the "quiet life" on the trailing end of the southbound New York Express into Saratoga Springs. The crew will change positions and No... (more)
HERITAGE UNIT: MAIDEN RUN. Just about a month shy of her 69th birthday, this little Alco proved that she could still haul passenger trains in common carrier service at track speed ... (more)
HERITAGE UNIT: MAIDEN RUN. It's 7:50 a.m. in the Adirondacks. Fog hangs over the mountain peaks. A flock of nearby Canada geese honk at this photographer as they form a breakfast gaggle... (more)
At least eight Vermont Rail System geeps spent Memorial Day Weekend resting in Rutland. Four are visible here. No. 308 is a former Boston & Maine unit.
After a late afternoon rain shower, clear skies returned to Rutland, Vt., and the sun bounced off of the raindrops on the coupler lift ring of NREX No. 4211. The roundness and softness of the rai... (more)
SNOW TRAIN . . . but where's the snow? The Saratoga & North Creek Railway began operating "Snow Trains" between Saratoga Springs and North ... (more)
Derelict and Abandoned. The former Delaware & Hudson Colonie Diesel Shops were once the haunts of the famous D&H Sharks, PAs, and countless Alcos. By 1998, this lone (and Lilliputi... (more)
Yellow Leaves, Yellow Locomotives: NYS&W Memories. With the sweet smell of Autumn in the air — the scent resulting from a small amount of residua... (more)
"Private Property: No Trespassing." Every railroad photographer needs to identify and observe the "line in the sand." The Vermont Railway makes it easy at Park Street in Rutland. Dig... (more)
A Valentine's Day Treat. The D&H gave me a nice Feb. 14th surprise in 1998: two classy Lightning Stripe locomotives and a Napierville Junction caboose sitting in perfect light in S... (more)