The beautifully restored Landrum, South Carolina depot is lit up nicely on a cool and windy night. The foreground tracks are on the abandoned stretch of the W-Line towards the famed Saluda grade.
Fire and Brimstone... heating the rails with a copious amount of coal and diesel fuel. With sledge hammer in hand, the hot rail is slowly knocked into place on a curved stretch crossing Straight C... (more)
On a busy Monday night, passengers await their overnight trains to all corners of India....
On a warm spring morning, the Landrum, SC train order semaphore's top color aspects are illuminated by the large fireball in the sky. Another day has dawned, but there still hasn't been another tr... (more)
With Orion and his belt standing guard in the dark sky, the impressive figure of Norfolk Southern's inactive signal at Melrose, the bottom of the Saluda Grade is also quite a presence.
The stars pass another empty night over the Saluda Grade.
NS delivered the FRA cars overnight to the interchange for CSX to pick up later in the morning for a run on the Bowline. I just happened to be on my way home from work and found them!
Winter has no schedule. A frozen switch causes delay and requires more than just the local's crew to thaw out. Traffic is backed up on the Conemaugh while MOW crew gets out the rosebud to melt the... (more)
Without track, we wouldn’t have any trains. Simple twin ribbons of steel laid on wooden (or concrete) ties anchored with spikes and tieplates, all locked in place with ballast. From an overpass at... (more)
This is the international border between Mexico and the United States on the old San Diego & Arizona Eastern (as snapped from a passing train traveling between Campo CA and Garcia, BC, Mexico.
It's a gritty business, railroading.
On New Years Eve 2014, two US&S R-2 signals stand guard in downtown Nashville, TN along the former L&N. The sun has set on 2014, but not yet on these warriors--something that can't be said for a l... (more)
A quiet September weekend afternoon in Hoboken Terminal.
All stop at SWIFT as seen from Track 6.
A transfer caboose waits for its next assignment near the coal fields of eastern Kentucky.