While the man attraction of the Raton pass line is the semaphores, another disappearing element of the railroad fabric that lingers on Raton is the code line. Some code lines remain, but the numbe... (more)
Take the oldest road switcher in service, clean and polish it, add white extra flags, marker lights and a polished brass bell, and you have the classiest power for a photographer’s special ever ... (more)
A clean Canadian National HR616 leads two grimy MLW roster mates on a westbound manifest at Morrisburg, Ontario.
Winchester & Western Alcos are hard at work pulling sand over the Gap Run near Zeiger, Virginia.
The early morning has not yet burned off as Winchester & Western’s “sandman” climbs out of Gainesboro, Virginia.
The Winchester & Western “sandman” is Winchester-bound approaching Gainesboro, Virginia. The ex-Norfolk & Western RS11 now languishes in the Delaware-Lackawanna dead line, while the former Sou... (more)
Still wearing the colors of former owner Long Island, Virginia & Maryland C420 213 idles at Cape Charles, Virginia.
The Clouds Giveth, and the Clouds Taketh Away
A morning spent on Union Pacific’s line over Sherman Hill at Dale Junction, Wyoming included a blue sky full of puffy white clouds. ... (more)
Eastbound Union Pacific tonnage rolls through Dale Junction, Wyoming. Run-through Norfolk & Western power includes a breed seldom seen in these parts – a high hood SD45.
Red Caboose on Sherman Hill
In 1947, the Union Pacific started a program of repainting its cabooses into an Armour yellow scheme, and the red caboose was soon eradicated from the s... (more)
A well-patronized Souderton Railroad Days excursion passes the former Reading water tank at Rockhill, Pennsylvania.
In the days before she was blue, Blue Mountain & Reading 4-6-2 425 drifts through Rockhill, Pennsylvania during a Souderton Railroad Days excursion.
Reading Technical & Historical Society’s newly-restored GP30 is at the south end of the Souderton Railroad Days excursion seen from the Rockhill Road overpass in Rockhill, Pennsylvania.
Four Southern GP38-2’s and a GP38 wheel a southbound TOFC train through Catlett, Virginia.
For the Birds
The birds perched on the ledges of downtown buildings in Orange, Virginia have decided that three Southern SD40-2’s roaring through town with a northbound train co... (more)