On a dull Tuesday afternoon, the Winchester & Western Railroad's "Sandman" rolls through the countryside of Frederick County, Virginia. The Sandman is tasked with pulling empty/loaded sa... (more)
Big Sixty Trestle
The Toledo Hauler lifts a heavy eastbound cut of paper up the west slope of the Coast Range, across the Big Sixty Trestle. The reason for the name Big Sixty seems to ha... (more)
On May 1st, 1971, Amtrak’s first westbound Empire Builder flies through Duplainville, Wisconsin with a quartet of BN F units. This is the same train featured in Pentrex’s Empire Builders to Mi... (more)
BN 644, a F7A wearing big sky blue paint, leads a northbound train into Vancouver, Washington, in May of 1976. Original Slide. Rob Gottier Photo. Sam Foster Collection.
The roundhouse at Conrail’s Conway Yard is mostly empty, but the outside turntable tracks are teeming with six-axle Alco Centuries assigned to drag freight service. Colors of the Lehigh Valley, ... (more)
Former CB&Q GP35 2543 and an Erie Lackawanna F3B lead an early BN train at the Saint Anthony Parkway overpass in Northtown Yard in Minneapolis, Minnesota. R.T. Steinbrenner Photo
My great, great uncle Robert F. McKee, Sr., was a design engineer at the Baldwin Locomotive Works and he would give my father different steam locomotive builder's cards when my father would visit ... (more)
Power for Willamette & Pacific's Eugene Hauler crosses over Burlington Northern's former Oregon Electric. Today, both lines are united under the Portland & Western banner.
BN 9732, a former GN passenger F3A mates up with an x-GN passegner F7B and former NP F7A at Auburn, WA where they were assigned at the time for transfer service and regional freights between the C... (more)
The Newberg Turn crosses a timber trestle on Rex Hill that had recently suffered a fire. You can see the scorched trees and burned trestle timbers near the rear unit. This scenic line is currentl... (more)
Built in 1927, SN 661 descends the 4.6% grade into Oakland. Kenneth Clyde Jenkins photo from the collection of Robert Campbell, Sr.
Q317-23 pulls onto the approach to the Little Kanawha River bridge as the Belpre Industrial Parkersburg Railroad transfer job leaves the Low Yard to go back to the High Yard.
Go For Launch One of the many loads on the rocket booster train cruises down the mainline in south Georgia. Neat how they added the climate control and slack sensor mechanisms to the car w... (more)
Burlington Northern F9A 770 leads train 126 at Northtown Yard in Minneapolis March 1974. The 770 was built as Northern Pacific 6701-A in August 1956 and was numbered in the passenger number series... (more)
DRGW 3082 leads an eastbound manifest uphill into Belden siding. A downhill helper set waits on the track along the Eagle Mine. View from Highway 24 high above.