Railfanning, 1950's style. The Switchtender, dressed in his street shoes, tolerant but nonplussed by the photographer and his friend, the late Bill Rosenberg of Long Island City, N.Y., on the lef... (more)
With highstepping class K4a #5631 up front, an outbound commuter train prepares to depart the Motor City. More scenes from that day have been uploaded at Railroad: Grand Trunk WesternLocomotive: Steam 4-6-2Location: Detroit, Michigan, USALocomotive #: GTW 5631Train ID: commuterPhoto Date: August 13, 1956
Another view of DT 104 shoving a coach into Brush St.
U-1-c #6040 with 73" drivers is hostled at Brush St. passing the old Standard Oil [Indiana] crown pump. Most of the 5 locomotives in this class (#6037-41) were gradually equipped with disc driver... (more)
Working the Brush St. terminal on a humid August day. The switchers were diesel, but the passenger trains here were still powered by steam.
NS 5242 leads a local back towards North Yard in Detroit as they proceed along the Sterling Secondary.
Crews from Hulcher are working to remove damaged equipment after NS Train B33 struck a semi-truck hauling steel at the Mellon Street crossing in Detroit. The 3 crew members in the engine and the... (more)
BNSF 6182 leads an empty Consumers Energy coal train up the Holly Subdivision near Caniff Street in Detroit.
Resurrecting the "Wabash Cannonball" name, Bluewater NRHS Fort Wayne, Indiana-bound steam excursion powered by NKP Berkshire 765 approaches West Detroit Tower on N&W's ex-Wabash Detroit, Michigan ... (more)
CN 490 has pulled down to Greendale Street in Detroit as they back the intermodal setout into Moterm.
CP 8775 leads Train 153 off the Conrail Shared Assets line and onto the Norfolk Southern line at Delray Junction in Detroit.
CN 490 is sitting near the Greendale Street crossing while the engineer awaits word from the conductor to begin backing into Moterm Yard to setout the intermodal cars located on the rear of the tr... (more)
Detroit Connecting #9 is back up and running after being out of commission for over a year. Here is it heading north from East Ferry Street towards a scrap metal business.
CSX 1300 leads Y194 back towards Rougemere Yard a few minutes before sunset as the Ambassador Bridge and Renaissance Center tower above the train in the background.