After clearing a tree off the tracks Tacoma Rails Hill Job is underway on the 3.8% grade as they lift the first of two cuts to 85th Street.
I stayed overnight in a dump of a motel, got up a 4:45 AM, got soaked in the rain, drove 400 miles round trip, spent hundreds of dollars, and after waiting 27 years, was it worth it?
You bet you... (more)
Western Maryland Scenic Railroad's 1309 is photographed inside of Brush Tunnel.
1309 is the second largest operating locomotive in the United States, and the largest in regular service. This 2-6... (more)
Southbound Pacific Surfliner no. 768 with 2117 pushing, crosses Garden St at sunrise as it leaves Santa Barbara for Los Angeles.
WMSR 1309 approaches the crossing just before Helmstetter's curve in La Vale, MD.
Classic Carpenters. From the west wall of the oldest cemetery in Lancaster County at Carpenters Crossing, we see a pair of groundskeepers watching the passage of a steam-powered mixed train... (more)
Charging into Roaring Spring. After making a brief stop for water and lubrication, Everett Railroad Mogul #11 and her short mixed train make a spirited charge up-grade into the Pennsylvania... (more)
A loaded down south bound Union Pacific manifest thunders up the Tehachapi Mountain’s western slope between tunnels 1 and 2 as a winter storm continues to gather in the east.
A BNSF stack train heads south up the Tehachapi Mountains, and around the loop, under a cloud covered winter sky.
AVR SD60M 6002 slows as it approaches the NS Island Avenue Yard, rolling through "The Trench" in Pittsburgh, PA.
The AVR Glenwood to NS Island Avenue turn approaches Island Avenue Yard through the iconic late fall Pittsburgh PA location notably known as The Trench.
Under the last bit of Fall foliage. Q584 snakes through the rock walls of Big Hormady Cut as it makes it's way North towards Nashville.
Union Pacific train LOA32 (the "Marlboro") heads east down Santa Ana Street in Anaheim, approaching the Anaheim Boulevard intersection. This was the location, on the right, of the South... (more)
Late night fog starts to roll in over Tehachapi Pass as the headlights, and ETD, from a northbound BNSF train illuminate hillside of Marcel.
Sagebrush silhouette. Denver & Rio Grande Locomotive #425 and mixed train are silhouetted against the early morning sunlight as she charges across the lava-capped mesas of the New Mexico de... (more)