Riders of the Strasburg's "Santa's Paradise Express" got an added bonus today- a steady, wet snowfall; the first of the season. No. 89 leads the 1:30 train back to Strasburg as No. 90 heads east ... (more)
Merry Christmas, from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania- the recently retired 915 and the PRR 4800 ("Old Rivets") are being pelted with the first snow of the season.
The CNJ 113 is all dressed up to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the first recorded use of anthracite coal in 1768; note the red "250" diamond-shaped number plate. It's charging pa... (more)
The CNJ 113 is dressed up to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the first recorded use of anthracite coal in 1768; note the red "250" diamond-shaped number plate and sign above the pil... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" ends the 50th run of the Santa Claus Special just short of Cherokee St. crossing. Here's a shot in between local citizens taking turns posing by the pilot, including a view ... (more)
The 50th Anniversary Santa Claus Special nears the end of its run, with local citizens on the ground waiting for the train staff and Santa to heave gifts off the back platform of the business car ... (more)
Friday, November 20, 1992 was supposed to have seen the "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) Challenger crossing Copper Creek on its way to Shelby Yard. Unfortunately, the big engine was not abl... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) slowly drifts across the great bridge at the confluence of Copper Creek and the Clinch River. The high bridge was built by the Millard-Quigg Construction ... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is crossing VA Route 63-83 on the McClure River bridge, just south of Clinchco. The same "beer off premises" sign and "Clinchfield Railroa... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676," showing its articulation, approaches Boody, as the local citizens gather under a light rain to see Santa. Two days before, on its deadhead move, the big engine ha... (more)
NJT in Maryland, as otherwise idle equipment is put to good use by Amtrak as a "Holiday Extra." Note the newer TransTech pans, the orange 12K sticker on the front, and the adapter knuck... (more)
A "ghost" E-Unit at Brunswick. (Rebuilt EMD E9AM; built as IC 4023 E8A, April, 1951.) The MARC station was designed by Ephraim Francis Baldwin, and opened in 1891.
The "Clinchfield 676" greets the dawn on the Friday of the 50th anniversary Santa Claus Special weekend. Two items are on the agenda- fix the twisted running board (above the front cylinder) and ... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is silhouetted against a leaden sky 25 years ago, in similar weather conditions experienced by chasers of the recent 75th anniversary Santa Claus Special.... (more)
The "Clinchfield 676" (UP 3985) is leading the 50th anniversary edition of the Santa Claus Special southbound toward Kingsport, Tennessee on a dreary Saturday morning 25 years ago. The ... (more)