What was once the Costa Rica transcontinental mainline is now just a place the local residents walk around their homes. Outside of some local commuter rail operations around San Jose, railroading... (more)
What was once the Costa Rica transcontinental mainline is now just a museum. I spent some nice time with the curator, and while my Spanish was once pretty good, sucks now. But I still could cobb... (more)
A trio of brand new Southern Pacific C44-9Ws await pickup on the General Electric Transportation Systems CSXT interchange track in Erie, Pennsylvania on May 27, 1994. The units, 8118, 8117 and 81... (more)
Tennessee Pass was still a hopping place but rumors of its demise had us visiting with plenty of Kodachrome on hand in June of 1994. To top off the visit, the majority of trains were running with... (more)
A fresh Southern Pacific Railroad C44-9W awaits delivery at the General Electric Transportation plant in Erie, PA on June 27, 1994.
The third of what will total five freshly painted New England Central Railroad SD40M-2s emerged from the shops this week as NECR 3474. The 3474 is the former NECR 2764 and prior to that UP 2764. ... (more)
New England Central Railroad's SD40M-2 3477 in fresh paint at St. Albans, Vermont. The unit is formerly the NECR 2714 and had previously been in UP yellow/grey colors and was ex-UP 2714, exx-SP 8... (more)
Welcome to daylight for the first North American Genesee & Wyoming 3rd generation EMD locomotive, Providence & Worcester SD70M-2 4302. The unit was released from the paint booth today in St. Alba... (more)
November 16, 2014- the date which will forever mark the end of an era on Tehachapi. It was on this cool, fall evening that many original, Southern Pacific searchlights saw their last sunset as Uni... (more)
A workhose of Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner, AMTK 457, built by EMD in August of 1998, approaches its 19th year of service on the railroad as it's caught catching the golden light at the Redondo turn... (more)
A dominating presence. Even in a building as large as the Cass Shops, the 162-ton, Western Maryland Shay #6 absolutely dominates the workspace. Built in 1945 by the Lima Locomotive Works f... (more)
Original Equipment. Although several of the locomotives in the current Cass stable are transplants, some of which came from as far away as the Pacific Coast, the two that you see here are W... (more)
Group of railfans that love the WM decided to come out to Westernport to polish 3 locomotives on a nice sunny day.
Pausing in downtown San Diego, the Los Angeles based private cars "Overland Trail" and "Pacific Trail" cool their heels in front of the original, ATSF depot here prior to makin... (more)
With rain in the forecast for later this evening, Santa Fe 3751 catches the last glimpses of light before they're buried in the clouds of a passing storm system. Despite a few downpours later that... (more)