A LONG way from home, Providence & Worcester train FPCH (Fresh Pond-Ceder Hill) is just a few miles into it's trip. Slowly coming down the north leg of the Hell Gate at sunset, it will be well aft... (more)
I was 32 days too late.
Railroad interlocking towers are rare and getting even more so. So when I finally was able to visit one of the most storied towers in the land, it was with a heavy heart ... (more)
The CPL's are dying.
The Color Position Lights, which safely guarded untold thousand of trains and their crews in their lifetime were installed by the Norfolk & Western railroad in the 1960's b... (more)
Steam locomotives? Cabooses? Lordy, Roanoke IS Heaven!
I started devouring Lucius Beebe books in the 1950's. I saw his "Burning of Rome" smoke plumes and thought that was how steam locomotives always looked. Boy, did I ever want to see that! Flash for... (more)
No. 755 is one of six surviving Lima built NKP 700 series S class Berkshires. While overshadowed by it's more famous brethren No. 765, No.759 and No. 779, 755 is well cared for at the very small b... (more)
If you hike or bike north on "The Old Putnam Trail" in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York City, you will come upon these 13 stone pillars. Surrounded by trees and growth, they are like an A... (more)
After flying up from Roanoke on only her second day of operation after restoration, No 611 pants quietly while the photographer catches his breath after the chase. To add to the day, he wanted to ... (more)
A train of R-32 cars on the most attractive transit viaduct in town makes it's way back to the City in the fading light of another work day in New York.
This is just to prove to everyone I do move around in the daylight. The 125th Station on the No. 1 line is elevated about 40' above the street and is a unique breath of air and light for the line.... (more)
A sneaky peak at the New York City maintenance facility for the Amtrak ACELA trains sets. Yes, it's pretty cool that in my hometown, about 3 miles from my home, the fastest trains in all the Unite... (more)
Grand is Grand Central.
I saw this place when it is was in the depths of despair and nothing, nothing is as glorious as seeing it now.
Two Chicago L trains pass in the day on the curve north of Randolph and Wabash on the Loop.
A Chicago Midway L train pulls into LaSalle/Van Buren. Even in city canyons, you can find some light.
A METRA F40PH-2, No. 150, lays over after the morning rush on track just north of east sheds of the Ogilvie Transportation Center, formerly known as the C&NW station.
The large apartment comple... (more)