The engineer is looking in the mirror of his 1984-built ex-Missouri Pacific SD50 as he shoves a cut of hoppers into a siding in the PA Coal Region town of Cressona. The yard is ex-Reading/Conrail,... (more)
The B&O No. 7402, built by EMD in July of 1964, is part of the collection stored outside at the B&O Museum in Baltimore. If I'm not mistaken, it's one of only two preserved SD35s, the other being... (more)
Just another old EMD in 1987, the 7402 was fortunately preserved and can be seen today, outside at the B&O Museum in Baltimore. If I'm not mistaken, it's one of only two preserved SD35s, the othe... (more)
You never knew what you'd find stored over the weekend at Conrail's 16th Street facility in the 1980s and 90s. Here we have an ex-Penn Central 1972-built SW1500, some assorted Geeps, and an Ameri... (more)
The Pennsy K4 is oozing steam from every pore as its crew makes some adjustments. A live steam locomotive seems to exert an almost magnetic effect on the young and old alike.
Reading T-1 No. 2102 is heading up the valley of the Little Schuylkill River toward Tamaqua, recreating a view typical of the old "Reading Rambles" of the 1960s. (Except for the giant-sized power... (more)
The Reading Co. Technical & Historical Society's C630 and GP30 are posed for the cameras of the attendees of the Blue Mountain & Reading's 1991 railfan weekend. It's interesting to note the heigh... (more)
Paoli, 1975- a mixture of Deepwater Green Penn Central and Tuscan Red PRR MP54 MU cars are trundling into Paoli Yard. Bringing up the rear is Wilmington-rebuilt (1950-53) ex-PRR no. 508. Today, ... (more)
Reading T-1 No. 2102 is pulling a "shopper's special" from South Hamburg to Philadelphia, passing through the city of its birth. Hopefully, we will soon see this locomotive back in stea... (more)
Conrail glory days, with two SD50s westbound around 14th Street in Lebanon. The classic Reading Lines signal and the crossover switches were later removed by Norfolk Southern. The 6824 was built... (more)
The Pennsylvania Railroad's No. 4890 (Altoona-GE, March, 1940) was looking pretty good here at the B&O Museum in 1991. Author Karl R. Zimmermann, in his book "The Remarkable GG1" said of this pai... (more)
Two 1966-built SD40s are pushing an eastbound freight up the old B&O mainline, with a Vesuvian plume of smoke emanating from the ex-WM unit, No. 7572.
The boys are walking the Pennsy K4 around the wye, eyeing the rails. It's good no one was looking at the front driver, which seems to be "on edge." She made it around OK, though.
Hilton is planning a 74-room boutique hotel in the former Lititz chocolate factory site called "The Wilbur." Wilbur Chocolate (known for their "Wilbur Buds" delicacy) closed i... (more)
Hurricane Eloise's flooding of the Harrisburg substation has displaced the usual GG-1 on Train 30 with an A-B-B set of E-Units under the wires.