New Jersey’s fifteen-mile-long Rahway Valley was another short line that took advantage of the ICC incentive per diem boxcar rates of the late 1970’s. By the mid-1980’s, the rules were again chang... (more)
With more letters in its name than miles in its route, the Lake Erie Franklin and Clarion Railroad joined the per-diem boxcar craze of the late 1970’s. Here one of those cars passes through Allent... (more)
A baker’s dozen years after the Great Northern was merged into the Burlington Northern, an unaltered 50’ GN boxcar rolls through Lilly, Pennsylvania.
Recognized as the first regional railroad, the Gulf and Mississippi may also be the largest road with the shortest (1985 – 1988) lifespan. Acquired by MidSouth just three years after being spun of... (more)
Noticing a few roster shots on the site today, I thought I would take a chance in posting this shot. The beautifully restored 200,000th car out of the Pullman Standard Bessemer, Ala. plant. The NS... (more)
”Better By A Dam Site”
Southwestern Georgia’s Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad survived part of its early (1960’s) existence by transporting materials for the construction of a lo... (more)
Eighteen years after the Chicago Great Western became part of the Chicago & North Western, this cushion-underframe plug-door bow car was still flying CGW colors.
If you spent enough time watching trains in the Allentown, Pennsylvania area, you would see freight cars from almost every railroad in the US and Canada. This is th... (more)
Someone really likes the Northern Pacific.
A good look at the air brake system of IC boxcar.
Illinois Central boxcars wait to be picked up and put back on the rails.