The thunder rolls. On a cold stormy day in Northern California, Union Pacific 6662 guides a heavy MNPRVX around the Williams Loop, east of Quincy. At over 7,000' in length, this train easily has t... (more)
CNW's only DL-109, 5007A awaits scrapping in the 40th Street Yard in Chicago, IL in 1954. Russ Porter photo from my collection.
"Cutting the Trucks"
It's snowing, but that doesn't stop the guys at Frontier Metals from torching the trucks of 2 Budd M3 Pairs; (LI 9822/ LI 9821) and (LI 9820/ LI 9819), as they prepare... (more)
Finally done for the night. Amtrak crews make the final preparations before taking the train to the yard where it will await its next assignments the next day.
After a heavy overnight coastal snow storm, it's business as usual as the crew hauls up five loads on the slippery grade to downtown Hudson with war wagons CSXT 8849 & 8839.
Green Means Go!: As NS 191 approaches the intersection of Sixth Street and Broad Street, the traffic signal changes to green as if it were in perfect unison for the approaching train. ... (more)
Built in November of 1959, 752 an ex-Conrail 7527, PC 7527, NYC 5972 continues to be a work horse on the Winchester and Western roster in the Virginia Division. This and an assortment of other fir... (more)
The Minnesota Commercial rosters an eclectic mix of Alco and older GE locomotives at it's engine terminal and roundhouse in Saint Paul.
CN 8915 leads a westbound CN freight, as they smash through a snow pile after a storm the day before dumped 15-20 cm of fresh goodness. Due to the time of day this train runs, shots like this are ... (more)
In its final weeks of operation, the northbound Ambassador, Boston & Maine train 75, makes its station stop at Bellows Falls, VT, behind an F3/F7B duo (4228/4266B). This was the day train between ... (more)
Almost time to say goodbye to the SC&MB and the handsome streamliners. My wife and I were in Watsonville this morning for breakfast and we dropped by the SC&MB coach yard to visit. A new operator ... (more)
Still on the property. For sale at one point (in 2013), locomotive simulator 'CN 9633' is still on the property at Exporail, its current dispostion unknown. Here it is seen covered in snow ... (more)
The business end of and AEM-7
An Engineering Marvel of its Time...and Today. You've all heard of it, with many making the trip from far and wide to see it - the Tehachapi Loop. Planned and executed by the Southern Paci... (more)