Timber on the move. Santa Maria Valley 2-6-2 #205 is on the move with a load of heavy timber as she rumbles across the wooden trestle spanning the South Santiam River, headed north out of L... (more)
A westbound lumber drag crosses Salt Creek in the Cascade Range of Oregon.
With the notable Castle Rock landmark in the background, Santa Fe No.200 rolls northbound on March 30, 1967. E8M #81 was rebuilt in 1953 from #2B, a 1937 model E1. Santa Fe owned the entire pr... (more)
A Burlington Northern coal empty approaches the top of the grade at Palmer Lake on Colorado’s Joint Line on the afternoon of July 8, 1985. Four GE C30-7s lead a lone EMD SD40-2 as power for the ... (more)
The "Plug" Juliet-Chicago commuter was popular with railfans in the 1970s because it regularly ran with former GM&O F3s.
My father really lucked out on this one, getting former GM&O F... (more)
Southern Pacific train No. 52, the southbound "San Joaquin Daylight," running south of Caliente in the Tehachapi Mountains of Southern California in January 1960. Photo by Southern Pacif... (more)
Mississippi Export’s original pair of GP38-2s (now upgraded to -3s) bring the morning freight 51 south through Dinky Boots (Agricola, MS).
A visit to the Vancouver, BC area netted this pleasant surprise, a pair of rare NW5s handling yard switching duties in New Westminster yard. These 1000 HP switchers were part of an order for 10 by... (more)
Operating long hood first in a salute to the preference of previous owner Great Northern, BN 6603 has Train 3 pretty much on schedule after losing the lead SD45 at Quincy, WA due to a wheel failur... (more)
BN 720 leads an A-B-A of Fs on an Everett Turn heading north toward Seattle from Auburn through Kent, WA. A bit of low winter sun breaks through the clouds putting a bit of glint on the side of t... (more)
BN U33C 5756 leads an A-B-A of F9s into Little Falls yard at Little Falls, MN. Little Falls was a junction between the former NP mainline from Minneapolis to Fargo and the line north to Brainerd a... (more)
The Roads No Longer Taken
Four years after a landslide at Thistle, Utah blocked the Spanish Fork River with thousands of tons of earth, wiping out the town, a westbound Rio Grande ... (more)
Five Rio Grande F7s lead by 5644, exits Tunnel 1 at Plainview, Colorado and gets ready to drop down into Coal Creek Canyon in May 1965. Photo by J.B. Calvert, from my slide collection.
A Huge flat car load. one of the largest loads that I have ever spotted .This beam spanning several flat cars was found while I was looking for a shortline in the summer of 1982
The Other Mopac
Based in Souderton, Pennsylvania, the Moyer Packing Company, at one point the ninth-largest beef processor in the United States, called itself Mopac. The other Mopa... (more)