I find it utterly fascinating that steam locomotion still exists in the 21st century. After my foray into China in 2015 to photograph steam, Bosnia was also a must to capture the last of the world... (more)
The last regular assignment for the New Haven's Alco cab units was Boston-Lowell-Boston turnaround job BL-1/LB-2, which took a roundabout route from the NH's South Boston yard to a B&M interchange... (more)
A handsome set of Boston & Maine second generation power (two GP38-2s sandwiching a GP40-2) ties back onto train MEPO (Mechanicville, NY, to Portland, ME) after making its Lowell setout on an earl... (more)
A busy afternoon at Proctor yard near Duluth. In the upper left in front of the yard office is the power off a pellet load that just arrived and is heading to the house for servicing. In the upper... (more)
Penn Central's U33Cs were the first locomotives to be delivered from the factory in PC black, ordered by the PRR but arriving during PC's first month. On a winter afternoon, one-year-old 6553 and ... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Nice shiny new sign with one of my favorite EMD, the nicely proportioned SD40 with good innards.
Just a another in the almost endless parade of southbound coal trains.
These units were a rarity on this line 22 years ago. This one is sitting quietly in the siding with a rail train. The main line has its new concrete ties, allegedly the solution to the need for ... (more)
I admit it, I like boxes, bumps, bulges, antennas, tanks, whatever, attached to locomotives. The DM&IR 2-8-2 "plumber's nightmare" is the epitome. This ex-SLSF unit is pretty good. Ph... (more)
Looking back I find I look track of time periods and when things happened. Even it those days this was secondary power, doing yard duty.
Doing a poor imitation of a UP locomotive from LA and trying to look cool, this rarity, even in 2000, is actually helping out on the recurring maintenance "jamboree". Nice name but I di... (more)
One a sweltering day the local switcher trundles by with the its East Tennessee economy air conditioner wide open.
Freight power sits facing northbound cooling its heels. It's Santa Train day.
Ex SLSF. Photo by unknown. No name on slide.