Shop mechanics perform a sustained load test on SD24 No. 4511. They had the prime mover running full-out for at least a half an hour. Honestly, I don't know how they could hear each other, the sou... (more)
Crossing Lafleur Avenue. CP 3048 is crossing Lafleur Avenue on CP's Lasalle Loop. It is returning to its train after switching out Total Canada (one of two clients still served by CP on thi... (more)
An empty Scherer coal train splices through downtown Madison at track speed. Madison's entire downtown district is on the US National Register of Historic Places. The town's history is closely lin... (more)
After a speed restriction due to a signal malfunction, eastbound stack train Q018 is back up to track speed seen approaching the overpass at Bort Road in North East, PA on a beautiful Spring morni... (more)
UP recently completed a signal upgrade on the Van Buren sub that my un-scientific observations tell me has really improved ops through this former bottleneck. They seem to be fiddling with power ... (more)
A ratty-looking standard cab Dash 8 leads empty rack train 210 into the siding at Harper. The train would wait to meet a mid-train DPU assisted Q616, who was coming through the south end of the si... (more)
Only a town for 22 years, Mountain View was so named because you could see Stone Mountain which is approximately 20 miles away. However, the former town is also notorious for having its city char... (more)
Empty oil train K059-27 speeds west on the main, passing Aiken siding, and the switch to the abandoned Perryville Branch.
CZ / 194 Ceske Budejovice - Cerny Kriz
Built by Alco in 1941 for the South Buffalo Railway as their 73 then to Fort Howard Paper Company (now Georgia-Pacific - Green Bay Mill) as their 63-146. The museum acquired the engine in 2006 and... (more)
Still one of my favorite locomotive consists this year, a pair of leasers lead a dead CSX SD70MAC.
Blue Island to Council Bluffs train is about to cross the BNSF diamond as it passes murals from Joliet Central High School. Existing Light.
CZ / 194 Cerny Kriz - Ceske Budejovice
Still sporting the dual firecracker antennas from the days of radio trains, a couple of SD60s bracket a 70M-2 over Pumpkinvine Creek.