A major storm hit the Midwest on Saturday February 23rd. The storm dump rain, ice, and snow, followed by high winds. The result left the westside of the state of Iowa in complete disarray. Railroa... (more)
Getting a load out of Claremont Paper. As the cars got heavier and the engines more tired, it was sometimes necessary to use two locomotives to get up this grade and around this tight curve. It co... (more)
Two railroad stations served Mexico City in 1964, bright, modern Buenavista station for National de Mexico’s standard gauge patrons, and across town the 1878-built San Lazaro, terminal for a remna... (more)
Passing the semaphores that marked the west end of old Comstock siding, a train heads for Roseburg on the Siskiyou Line.
We're parked in the Waukesha Industrial Park where not even the TM could find us. Conductor Jim Bottoni has just finished feeding us a meal of venison steaks and Italian spaghetti cooked on the st... (more)
There are few freight cars that are more distinctive than the B&O’s “wagontop” box cars. Conceived out of the necessity to replace older double-sheathed boxcars with steel ones, the class M15K wag... (more)
Bow Coal at Jeff Junction - 2
The Bow Coal train has pulled past the operator’s shanty at Jefferson Junction... (more)
An eastbound about to stop for a crew change.
Illinois Central ultimately acquired the very first SD45 produced by EMD. Prototype SD45 4351 became IC 7000 in January 1971. The 7000 lasted until 1987, when it was scrapped.
I purchased this 1950s era photo in the early to mid 1970s at a Chicago area train show / swap meet event. The seller was not the photographer. Photographer unknown.
Mason City to Calmer turn having just toped the grade a nice set of MILW SD10s all matching paint looked great.
Surrounded by an arid landscape, 602 and trailing SD45-2 5818 and GP50 3831 have been sidelined to allow a hot intermodal to overtake on this recently double tracked section of the ATSF transcon.
At sunrise on a Saturday in June 1992, a hot 991 train hustles past the west switch at Orwood, CA, with the Coast Range visible far in the distance. This the heart of the San Joaquin Delta.
Chicago & North Western EMD GP7 No. 4374 switches cars at C&NW’s Butler yard at Butler, Wisconsin, in August 1984. The flag pole and flowerbeds are a nice touch.