Dropping back 48 years from my last post! I wonder if this kind of log dumping is still done. These particular logs were hauled into Tuolumne by the three-foot gauge Shays of the West Side Lumber... (more)
Sitting, still in disrepair and waiting for duty, 6311 keeps guard outside the old elevators in Rosalia. The setting sun, light pollution from nearby Spokane, and a single mercury vapour light pro... (more)
As they say in the model world, there is a prototype for just about everything. It doesn't just happen on models but on the real thing too as this three well car ended up on both tracks after pick... (more)
About two weeks ago a program aired and discussed about how many derailments CN seems to have, here is another. About 32 cars went off the track. The cause is not yet know but I suspect one of the... (more)
Stop, Look & Listen! EMD 'Like A Rock'
Built in 1882 this "Eighth Wonder of the World" lasted 121 years before it was destroyed by a F1 Tornado a little over ten years ago. At the time of the Tornado it was fourth-tallest railway bridg... (more)
Early on the morning of November 29, 1968, two freight trains collided head on just south of Hale Center, Texas, on the Plainview District. As a result, the 213L broke completely in half just behi... (more)
Hot Box After being tagged by the XXB 152.0 defect detector, this tanker from Q602 was slowly taken to the house track at Milstead where it will wait for a replacement wheel set. Thankful... (more)
A GE Box Cab survivor still in regular service: looks like the good fresh air of the Pacific Ocean keeps these elderly ladies healthy.
Railroad: SQM (Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile)Locomotive: GE Box CabLocation: Tocopilla, ChileLocomotive #: SQM 604Train ID: -Photo Date: December 10, 2009
Just Happened Tonight
About 75 miles east of Reno Nevada. The westbound California Zephyr was struck by a empty gravel semi. I ran to the front expecting to see damage to the unit. Not two superliners torn open with fi... (more)
The Milky Way and a million stars shine bright over the signal bridge at Henry House, AB.
The engineer looks over her train...
In reality a CR employee's family member keeps warm in the cab of the 5290 as Santa meets with the children of Freehold.
Nose end of 5016 in the Blacksmith shop at Derby. It just makes it before the track runs out