Fall is in the air as Amtrak's Southwest Chief #4 makes its way through Chapelle, NM, knocking down an active semaphore signal in the process.
Splitting EardrumsReading & Northern's ex-GM&O Pacific has a bit of a reputation for being one really loud locomotive. It doesn't help that the narrow walls of the Lehigh Gorge only... (more)
A Western Pacific GP35 shunts cars near Denver Union Station. I never made it out to the WP, but the Union Pacific provided a few units for me to see while in Denver.
Violations and Slow OrdersFor a while,
RJ Corman stopped using the NS power from the 56K unit grain trains that are tied down for them on 5 West at Cresson, but recently began uti... (more)
"The Best Camera is the One That's With You"In a spectacular moment of stupid, I had left my spare camera batteries in my car before the night shoot, thinking my current battery was... (more)
Almost to the summitA westbound BNSF manifest freight powered by three Montana Rail Link SD45s exits Bozeman Pass Tunnel in a swirl of exhaust and is about to crest the summit of Bozema... (more)
The American Association of Private Rail Car Owners (AAPRCO) convention train, running as Amtrak symbol 813-22 and named "The Green Mountain Flyer", heads eastbound for Bellows Falls, Ve... (more)
After spending the night shutdown on the Falkirk house track, this four unit light power set is fired up and runs the short distance to the Coal Creek Station spur. There, the two non cowl units ... (more)
The American Association of Private Rail Car Owners (AAPRCO) convention train, running as Amtrak symbol 813-22 and named "The Green Mountain Flyer", rolls along Webb Pond at Bellows Fall... (more)
In 1986, EMDs line the tracks at Santa Fe’s locomotive facility at Corwith Yard in Chicago, Illinois, on a typically somber day for the midwest in November. Right to left; Santa Fe No. 5838 is a S... (more)
Pacific steam locomotive 01 202 of "Verein Pacific 01 202" on the first leg of a 3 day steam excursion to Augsburg (Germany). Passenger extra 30117 from Lyss to St. Margrethen.
The American Association of Private Rail Car Owners (AAPRCO) convention train, running as Amtrak symbol 813-22 and named "The Green Mountain Flyer", passes the old Rutland Railroad secti... (more)
Endangered signal bridge. NS 4018 is a GE AC44C6M that was rebuilt from Dash9-40C NS 8788 earlier this year at GE's Forth Worth plant, and it's still looking fairly fresh as it leads CN 529... (more)