Spring in the Smokies: GSMR’s Nantahala Gorge excursion passes the old Almond depot on a damp spring afternoon. In the Southern days, the depot and nearby farm were used by railroad ... (more)
CP GP9 no. 8688 enjoys a sunny summer morning in the company of Action Red units at Thunder Bay, ON. This unit was wearing the mid-1960s version of the gray and maroon color scheme at the time, al... (more)
Lots of switching under the skyline. ALP-45DP AMT 1365 is doing some switching in the RTM's Maintenance Centre as GP9's CN 7226 & CN 4135 switch the parallel CN Pointe St-Charles Yard. Behi... (more)
C&NW 569 approaches Potter Rd crossing in Wauwatosa,WI.on it way to Madison,WI..
All lined up with nowhere to go. Despite their looks these ex-N&W and C&O units were well maintained, as was the railroad until SCE&G pulled the plug on its Canadys coal-fired plant. Now the uni... (more)
Built in 1954, the former Union Pacific 293 is at the IHB's Blue Island Yard awaiting movement east to Naporano Iron & Metal for scrapping. Tom Golden photo.
WSOR 4490 swaps power with 4491 and 4492 due to a locomotive malfunction in Atwater, WI in October of 1990.
Former Montana Rail Link EMD GP9 #115 was picked up in Livingston, MT by BNSF and delivered to CN who then delivered it here to Minnesota's Iron Range where it was re-lettered to NSHX (North Shore... (more)
A matched pair on FCEN is hard to come by, given most trains run with a single motor and the other repaints are scattered to other operations, so when this Saturday turn to Anuvia in Zellwood ran ... (more)
FCEN's Eustis Turn is overtaken by LakeXpress's Eustis Turn....FCEN will have to meet O&NW up at Eustis as well, but with the excursion operator dropping Wednesday runs in April, that may not be a... (more)
A train operated by Peabody Coal, led by KRPD GP-9 #1321 (nee CRIP #1321), PCCX GP-9 #602 (nee NP #201) and GP-9 #604 (nee CRIP #1328), has unloaded its coal load at the Kaskaskia River Terminal a... (more)
Adam Farence Photo
Montana Rail Link no. 109 leads the local turn from Helena to Townsend toward Winston Hill southeast of Helena with a pair of air pressurized covered hoppers for talc loading at Townsend.
GP9's CN 7226 & CN 7075 head east light on the East Side Canal Bank Spur along the frozen Lachine Canal. They will pick up eight grain empties at the Ardent Mill.
This One Stung a Little
On a winter trip to Vermont, we headed east from Rutland in hopes of intercepting the Green Mountain train coming from Bellows Falls. We made it to Spring L... (more)