Bad ordered in a remote siding in the middle of nowhere, far from home rails and under a threatening summer sky. Could not be a more appropriate location for being bad ordered away from home: the ... (more)
On a beautiful Autumn morning, D&H #931 heads south as it rolls above Lake Champlain's Willsboro Bay N.Y
Iowa Northern's North Crew works on digging out more snow before adding 5 engines to the 5 engines stuck in a decent snow drift south of Nora Springs. This part of railroading in the winter isnt m... (more)
The lady doing her washing pays scant attention to the passing of the regular FES afternoon mixed to Sitio del Nino. At Sitio three steam powered link and pin mixed trains will meet to swap passe... (more)
Union Pacific consolidation #618 crosses the Snake Creek Trestle during winter. This is the winning color photograph from Winterail 2009.
Westbound approaching Morant's Curve.
Season's Greetings! Marquette Rail's 2010 Santa Train gets a friendly wave from a snowman as it approaches the tiny village of Fountain in northwest Michigan. This train makes multip... (more)
Years ago I had a seasoned SCL Chief Dispatcher explain to me that there were three degrees of derailments. The "Aw Shucks" wasn't too bad. A little worse, but not totally devastating, was the "... (more)
GM50 has just been painted a second time when caught waiting to head west
A place that I had always wanted to visit, Canadian National tracks crossing the Fraser river with Canadian Pacific tracks crossing on the bridge further on.
Surreal and gut-wrenching ... almost like it stopped mid-collapse. I have no idea what kept this car from plunging, unless it was still coupled to the car below.
Three Amtrak engines pull the westbound Grand Luxe passenger special over the Colorado River on this cloudy and wet day.
Tools Of The Trade. All of the things that make this probably the best-equipped steam locomotive shop in North America fill up all the space not occupied by locomotives. The cage i... (more)
Famous class A 1218 struggles up the Blue Ridge grade with an eastbound freight while a leased RF&P EMD E8 rolls downgrade with the POWHATAN ARROW.