Famous class A 1218 struggles up the Blue Ridge grade with an eastbound freight while a leased RF&P EMD E8 rolls downgrade with the POWHATAN ARROW.
An Erie Alco PA-2 & PA-1 850 sit side-by-side as commuters unload in Jersey City. This was the last week of Erie ferry operation .
Reading T-1 4-8-4s 2124 and 2100 perform a photo run along the Schuylkill River with an Iron Horse Ramble. These Rambles may have been the finest railfan excursions ever as the Reading went all ou... (more)
The long CITY OF NEW ORLEANS accelerates on its southbound run.
EMD A-B-B-B-A F units are ready to lead the GRAND CANYON west from Chicago. The unit number indicates that 30C is an F3 despite the F7 style dynamic brake fan. The unit is also displaying green fl... (more)
The A-B-B-A set of Alco PA units accelerates the SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF out of town as two crewmen wave. Santa Fe's first GP35, 1300, leads a group of units sitting at the fuel rack.
Pennsylvania GG1 waits for a diesel-powered train to arrive from Bay Head Jct.. It was nice to see this electric motor in the traditional PRR livery.
Lehigh Valley PA-1 units have been pressed into freight service after the demise of most of the railroad's passenger service. The Lehigh Valley discontinued all passenger trains early the followin... (more)
An E8, E7B and FP7A are teamed up on the Rock Island / Southern Pacific GOLDEN STATE departing LaSalle St. station.
B&O E7A, E6B, E7A units arrive at the Jersey Central Elizabeth station with train no. 2, NATIONAL LIMITED, from St. Louis.
Santa Fe F3 units in A-B-B-B-A formation are ready to depart with the GRAND CANYON. Erie Lackawanna's train 6 had stood in the exact spot just a short time before.
An eastbound coal drag behind Y6 2129 and class A 1216 pull upgrade near the summit of the Blue Ridge grade. I met several other railfans on this trip and one of them must have been Jerry Carson ... (more)
Two Burlington E8 units power the Northern Pacific's NORTH COAST LIMITED from Union Station. There is a Budd Slumbercoach several cars back. This was the summer of the Seattle World's Fair.
Baltimore and Ohio A-B-A units pull eastbound coal at Knoxville, just east of Harpers Ferry.
The last day of my week in Chicago was a beautiful Wednesday. Illinois Central's CITY OF NEW ORLEANS passes the coach yards behind A-B E8 units.