This is one of several workplaces in the Operations Center East (BZ Ost) for the control of the railway traffic in the region of Winterthur. In full operation during the day, six such places are b... (more)
This is a "historic" picture from inside the central signal tower of Winterthur (located in the first floor of the station building) in december 2005 on 01.45 AM at night. In the foregro... (more)
In 2008 the Alaska Railroad was still using cabooses on the rear of the daily gravel trains, as seen here as the AS&G gravel train rolls off the Palmer Branch and onto the mainline at Matanuska Ju... (more)
Northbound Coke train K209 had a smoldering car, the trainmaster was originally going to just let it go on it's merry way but finally cooler heads prevailed and the Deshler Fire Department was cal... (more)
One of the most luxurious and expensive train worldwide is the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) which is running between London and Folkestone (with cars only for this leg of the journey) and ... (more)
In the late 1800s gold and silver were discovered in the Bradshaw Mountains of central Arizona. As was common at the time, the success of the mines were limited by the lack of transportation into ... (more)
For nearly a decade I would see this view from the back of a taxi when running errands for my family's business in the City. Leave it to my friend and fellow railfan Dennis Livesey to show me how ... (more)
Used for tie storage, an ex Conrail that went to CSX after the merger wears New York Central reporting marks. A paintbrush and a bucket of white paint will do in a pinch.
It's midnight on the Cumberland Subdivision as workers chisel away at the lining of the famous Harper's Ferry tunnel. An all night curfew on the weekends is providing eight hours of work each nigh... (more)
The sun rises over the capitol of the Peach State and the major rail terminals of the city, Norfolk Southern's Inman Yard and CSX's Tilford Yard (left/center of the frame), on a cool late winter m... (more)
Logistics at work: The first rays of light for the day glint of the sides of the various colorful containers being built into trains at Norfolk Southern's Inman Yard. Behind us, Atlanta to ... (more)
Stacks marching by: A westbound Union Pacific double stack train cruises by at Hermosa, Wyoming, after sunset on March 25, 2008.
Dresden main station from the east side, with the main builing from 1898 and the elevated concourses on both sides.
I'm not sure exactly what caused this incident, but judging by the damage I would say there was some rough train handling involved. Huron & Eastern's daily northbound road freight 701 was almost t... (more)