Living history. During the dark years of World War II, America's industrial machine was perhaps its most critical weapon system, yet the workforce that made it run, which had historically b... (more)
Sunset at Fox Lake. Just a minute or two of daylight remains as a local SOO Line Freight runs eastbound across the causeway just south of Fox Lake, Wisconsin. The power this evening is the... (more)
Sunset North Pole Express. Just a few minutes from official sunset, the first of the Valley Railroad's 5 North Pole Express Trains rumbles north across the Deep River Creek Bridge on its wa... (more)
Sunset on the Pere Marquette. Pere Marquette 1225 leads a 31-car, double-header eastbound through lush Michigan farmland, just moments before a late August sunset.
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A Grande Sunset: "On fire" at "Stein's Curve." Literally at the moment of sunset, a westbound Rio Grande Freight suddenly "catches fire" with solar glint, as it negotiates "Stein's Curve", ... (more)
A Grande sunrise at Ferguson's Trestle. Denver & Rio Grande Western's Locomotive 484 rumbles across Ferguson's Trestle near MP 286 at the crack of dawn as the vanguard of a 2-engine, 35-car... (more)
Waiting on the evening freight. WW&F Employees Stewart and JB await the arrival of a southbound evening freight train with the line's Model AA Ford Stake Truck. This is just one of many s... (more)
A mighty tight fit. Durango & Silverton's K-36 #482 looks as if she's passing a wall of ancient stone carvings, as she tip-toes along the High Line with Train 261, the daily Cascade Canyon ... (more)
Snippets of the glory days..... Although the Nevada Northern Railway is a working museum, and the equipment and facilities are in constant use, there are a few dusty corners in various bui... (more)
Snowy McEwen Sunrise. A mountain snow flurry that drifted in from the nearby Elkhorns continues to lightly dust the McEwen Yard, as the sun rises amid breaking clouds to the east. This sur... (more)
Choosing sides at Deep River Creek. Under a pretty mackerel sky, Engineer Brian Messinger takes Valley Railroad Mikado #40 and the 2:30 edition of the Santa Special across Deep River Creek,... (more)
And the days get short, when you reach....November. My, the days are darn short when you get into the holiday season. It's not even 3 PM yet and the New England Sun is already doing a swan... (more)
Southbound at Yacolt Creek. The last rays of golden sunlight filter through a breaking overcast as Crossett Western #10 charges south across the little wooden trestle at Yacolt Creek.
Chelatchie Prairie Dawn. Up and in the saddle at 0-dark-thirty, the crew of Crossett Western #10 takes a local freight north at sunrise, on a former Northern Pacific branch line that is no... (more)
The Stump Dodger in its element. Because of the extensive gold dredging along the Powder River in the early 1900s, much of the 5-mile right of way of the current Sumpter Valley Railroad is ... (more)