Interior of Armstrong lever equipped Z Tower.
A southbound intermodel passes the cliff at Storm King Mountain.
View onto the traffic hub Brig in the upper Valais, gateway to the Simplon railway tunnel and the Simplon pass, where the Lötschberg mountain line (middle in the foreground) meets the SBB from Gen... (more)
Night shift at Amtrak's K Tower.
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In the innocent days before railroaders made extensive use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) like safety vests, hardhats, etc., a Burlington Northern signal maintainer uses his athletic abili... (more)
While exploring the abandoned Franklin & Tilton Railroad, I came across a cache of more than a dozen Boston & Maine mileposts, whistle posts, and other concrete posts and signage laying in the adj... (more)
Ghostly Remains, Part 2. Another shot of the abandoned Gerrish Depot station in Boscawen, New Hampshire. For caption information, clic... (more)
As the third trick operator at North Platte’s East Hump checks his array of glowing computer screens, cars continue to roll down the hump to be classified. A UTLX tank car rolls by the lights of t... (more)
This temporary sign was put up along the track panels set up by Union Pacific to pull Big Boy 4014 from the Rail Giants Museum out into the parking lot.
The neon sign towering over Raton, NM comes alive at 7pm, allowing this view of the former ATSF passenger depot. The depot is still functioning in the service of Amtrak and BNSF.
There's very little standardization on a steam locomotive, explaining the huge variety of wrenches employed at Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad's Minera shops.
A railroad backshop is a fascinating place: big tools and machinery, loud noises--but also quiet scenes of stillness, like the gloves of a mechanic left on the work bench during a lunch break.
The rail still looks good, if a bit unused, on the former Milwaukee Road branch to Morton, Washington, 33 years since the railroad abandoned this line. Owned by Tacoma Rail, the line is isolated d... (more)