The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 affected most aspects of life, including on America’s railroads. Amtrak is operating shortened trains, cancelling other trains, operating reduced schedules, supplyin... (more)
The conductor on Amtrak 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief, checks the tickets of sleeping car passengers boarding in Victorville, California, on July 10, 2019. This may be the train heading... (more)
The conductor on UP Train MHNTU 30 has lined his train into the hole for 3 eastbounds and is now lining the switch back to normal position for main track movement behind the rear end which has jus... (more)
In the summer of 1969 I was in the second of two years as a janitor at the Southern-Interstate terminal at Andover, VA. I attended college by day, and worked in the afternoons and evenings on the ... (more)
Before you overreact to this shot, it’s important to note it was taken in July 1969, not recently. This fellow is Merl Snodgrass, and at the time of this image (an Ektachrome slide) he was working... (more)
As Amtrak #4, the eastbound "Southwest Chief," loads passengers in Fullerton, Conductor Finley checks his company-issued smart phone as he heads to the rear of the nine car train to make sure ever... (more)
An NS conductor on a mine shifter crew relines the switch from the back leg of the former Interstate wye back to the main at Norton, VA.
The conductor on a CSX westbound climbs back up after completing the roll by of an eastbound, whose pushers are now passing.
The conductor of a Carbo inter-road crew unlocks a switch so his power can make a pick up of southbound coal tonnage.
The conductor is in his usual stance just as it was 100 years ago and still going on now. The conductor waiting for stragglers to board his commuter so he can give the final highball and 500 peopl... (more)
On a snowy and cold Groundhog Day, two photographers brave the weather and join the conductor out in the elements as he talks to the engineer during a switching move in Chambersburg.
Conductor, Rusty Russum, watches as ADIX 4243 backs towards the train at the Lake Placid station.