Originating in Monnessen, PA on the Wheeling & Lake Erie, the first "Alphabet" coke train for Winter 2017/18 crosses the Connoquenessing Creek as it starts north for Buffalo, NY.
An eastbound Union Pacific engineering special approaches Tunnel 1 at Plainview, Colorado, on the afternoon of August 13, 2003. The 11-car passenger train is powered by impressive EMD DDA40X “Cent... (more)
Fighting the steep eastbound grade of San Timoteo Canyon, SP 8693 charges under a signal bridge making good time with gobs of black smoke billowing from her exhaust. What was beautiful to railfans... (more)
On BNSF’s Fallbridge Subdivision in the scenic Columbia River Gorge is an eastbound freight exiting Tunnel 8 west of Lyle, Washington, on September 24, 2016.
The Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad's Cheat Mountain Salamander (left) meets the Cass Scenic Railroad's Bald Knob excursion at Spruce on Sept. 24, 2017.
Thanksgiving dinner is about to be served as the non-stop parade of BNSF trains roll pass our Crozier Canyon homestead. Here, a westbound double stack train for the ports of Los Angeles meets an e... (more)
Everett Railroad's 2-6-0 "Mogul" No. 11 travels southbound over the Halter Creek trestle in East Freedom, PA toward the company yard at Claysburg where the locomotive is stored. While this portio... (more)
Starry, starry night? Actually, quite the opposite. That's rain that's falling on Clinchfield 800 as it heads south from Kingsport, Tenn., after pulling the 75th running of the CSX (Clinchf... (more)
M Class comparison. Two of Norfolk & Western's numerous M Class 4-8-0s spend the cool autumn night outside an engine house in southern Virginia.
Thanks to a "pit crew" of abou... (more)
The two flagships and standard bearers of the Santa Fe Ry., the Chief and the Super Chief meet at Trinidad, Colo. on May 10, 1967. The combined Super Chief / El Capitan, with a working RPO, had ... (more)
A westbound intermodal sails through the heart of the Mojave's 'Grand Canyon'. There are few places in Southern California that are so desolate and ruggedly beautiful as Afton Canyon!
One of the greenest seasons I've ever seen in the Tehachapi's was back in February 2016, after a ton of rainfall dropped on the mountain that January, and then in early February there was a lot of... (more)
Looking down on the famous Crozier Canyon, a SD70ACe motor leads a loaded auto train through the S-curve within the heart of the Canyon as the two units grind up towards Yampai Summit.
Pipeline in the morningFog rolling off the Clark Fork dissipates into the warmth of a rising sun and swirls around Montana Rail Link’s westbound day gas local arriving at Pipeline at Th... (more)
By the light of the silvery moon.... and with a little help from some strategically-placed strobe lights, RGS Mudhen #455 poses for an evening portrait with her freight train, on a remote d... (more)