Welcome Home! - The Alaska Railroad's last active steam locomotive, #557, has returned after a 46 1/2 year hiatus in the lower 48. #557 is a Baldwin Locomotive Works class S-160 2-8-0 Cons... (more)
After an overnight bus ride from Roanoke, the photographer spots an A-class 1209 demonstrating articulation as it threads through a crossover under the coal dock at Columbus. Like John, the engin... (more)
A Union Pacific Las Vegas to Salt Lake City officer's special glides north through rural Springville, Utah. Scanned from a Kodachrome transparency taken via the deck of the 14th North bridge where... (more)
A steam powered suburban train emerges from the C&NW's Chicago passenger terminal (now Metra's Olgilvie Transportation Center) in this 1952 view by photographer Wallace W. Abbey. Courtesy of the <... (more)
CVR's interchange train to the BNSF waits just east of the interchange at Boise City,OK on 3/13/08. A rainbow has formed, as the sun has just cleared the clouds from a passing thunderstorm. It was... (more)
C&O E8 4008 heads west with the Newport News section of the GEORGE WASHINGTON at Oyster Point Rd.. There was a business car on the rear.
Coal drag 578 swings through the truss bridge in Massillon with six AC units on the point, the lead engine being the freshly released Conrail heritage unit on its first day of road service.
Southern 8099, Norfolk Southern's second Heritage locomotive, is seen at DeButts Yard in Chattanooga, fresh out of the paint shop. Casey Thomason photo, copyright Norfolk Southern Corporation. F... (more)
N&W 2-6-6-2 class Z1b #1470 at Roanoke, VA awaiting its next work in this July 1954 scene. Photo by Bob Drake, collection of Tom Sink.
Red at night, railfans' delight. An incredible sunset provided a spectacular end to an incredible day spent by a group of Northwesterners on BNSF's Needles Sub on February 25th. This was ... (more)
Crossing the massive Moodna Viaduct under a full moon, this train continues its westward trek home to Port Jervis.
A windmill standing out in the high plains of West Texas helps frame UP 844 as the sun is about to set behind the 4-8-4 on 11/2/11. The train was behind a westbound UP auto train, waiting for an e... (more)
The eastbound CHIEF rolls into Raton on July 4th as the American flag waves in the breeze. This shot has always been a favorite.
The A-B-B-A set of Alco PA units accelerates the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF out of town as two crewmen wave. Santa Fe's first GP35, 1300, leads a group of units sitting at the fuel rack.
A long set of Alco A-B-B-A units is ready to back down to train 1, SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF, at Clovis. The train came into town behind another A-B-B-B set.