April 25, 1987: This is one of those moments I'll never forget. Bob McCracken, Jim Nichols, Max Graber, Bob Quillen and I had driven--in a heavy rain--to this point just east of Narrows, VA to wit... (more)
CSX Extra 7031 East nears the top of the grade at Oreton, VA, on NS trackage rights between Big Stone Gap, VA and Frisco, TN. The 90-car train has two SD40-2s shoving behind the cab---and two C30-... (more)
I found this additional black and white negative of my chase of CSX Extra 7031 South on August 17, 1986, with engineer Alf Peoples at the throttle. After getting the shot at Flagler, KY, I had to ... (more)
On Saturday, February 10, 1990, CSX general freight R691 accelerates at the south end of the siding at Fordtown, TN after meeting a northbound train that took siding here. This is the Kingsport Su... (more)
The late steam-era photographer Jack Fravert always told me how much better it was to shoot steam in cold and rainy weather. Here's why: On May 9, 1992 I was fortunate to be in and around Bluefiel... (more)
I couldn't resist scanning just one more slide of this engine before I call it quits and move on to another project. This is one of my shots, taken in August 1975. Number 4 is charging upgrade app... (more)
Southern 4501 is running solo on this Bristol to Radford, VA r/t in 1985. The green Mike is going through "roundhouse curve" on the north (or east) end of the yard at Bristol. The former... (more)
Southern fan trip queen 4501 is rolling south on the former Clinchfield at Starnes with the return leg of a Kingsport, TN to Richlands, VA round trip.
I'm always going through old slides and negatives from 55 years or more of railroad photography. This is an old Ektachrome slide that needed a lot of PS clean-up---but it's not too bad. This scene... (more)
As Bob Dylan sang, "...the times, they are a-changin'..." At Andover, VA in 1988, the yard crew is switching the cab track. The three units represent the two predecessor roads of NS, spl... (more)
A train that originated at Phoenix, AZ, on the Santa Fe's "Peavine," gets underway again at East Darling after picking up a cut of intermodals. Block swapping out on the line of road in ... (more)
In the early '90s, one of the most exciting aspects of US railroading was the Santa Fe's Super Fleet units painted in the famed warbonnet colors. Freshly-minted GE 833 idles across the tracks from... (more)
UP 844 rests between excursion assignments in the UP Cheyenne steam shop.
UP 3985 rides the turntable at Cheyenne after returning with the Laramie to Cheyenne leg of an all-day excursion out of Denver for the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club.
UP's famed Northern 8444 ("temporarily" renumbered from 844 for all the years a GP30 by that number was on the active roster) rests in the Cheyenne roundhouse. At the time, it was wearin... (more)