After a 2.5 mile hike up the tracks from Hampton, we reach the first bridge over the Doe River in the Gorge. Barely visible through the trees is the darkness of tunnel #4 across the river. Needles... (more)
Wintery morning at North Vernon, IN as a former B&O tilting target signal guards the Madison/CSX diamond.
Even in 1982, open autoracks seemed like a quaint anachronism to this visiting American upon seeing a long string of them on an eastbound train glinting in the rays of sunset in the "desert" of th... (more)
North America's most spectacular train ride? It gets my vote, the wall of the Rocky Mountains rise up in grand manner behind the Park-series Budd dome car bringing up the rear of an 18-car summer ... (more)
Brakenman Nathaniel (Sarge) Preston waves as Southern caboose X584 passes by on the Norfolk Southern Sanford Local near Gulf, NC. Not too long after this picture was taken cabooses would become a... (more)
C_c_c_cold at -21C (-6F). But timing is everything as I managed to get both flashing lights on.
The Aftermath. Snow is still flying as CN 309 heads west into the setting sun.
Old forty-foot Northern Pacific boxcars loaded to their 50 ton capacity with wheat clomp across a rural grade crossing near Creston, Washington, bound east on the CW local returning to the mainlin... (more)
The eastbound Withrow turn departs Supplee, Washington, with the brakeman "riding the point" the final few miles to the elevator at Withrow. The train arrived at Supplee to find loaded grain boxes... (more)
In 1995, high-tech propane switch heaters had yet to come to the CSX interlocking at Miller Tower in Cherry Run, WV. Old kerosene switch pots were still in use. They were dirty, smelly and requi... (more)
A slow day at Denver's Union Pacific North Yard allows for a good view of the ladder configuration that the yard uses for sorting cars.
This old equipment includes the original GG1, 4800; the one riveted-bodied example of the 139-unit fleet, which in 1976 was decorated as Conrail's only BiCentennial electric locomotive; a Budd sle... (more)
One of the last great train terminals looks resplendent in the colors of a December sunset. The flags are at half-mast for the recent Sandy Hook massacre.
Moving Panels - A contractor hired by BNSF moves 40 foot sections of panel track from an off loading area to where they will be placed in line with main #1 (the track on the far left). ... (more)
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