Plug and Play: Just like modern plug and play software on a computer, all it takes to start Iowa Traction Railroad 54 for a day of work is contact with live wire. With that she's ready to kick car... (more)
Is This Heaven?: It's another day in Mason City, Iowa, as Iowa Traction No. 54 gets to work at the AGP Mill. In 2010 the sight of an 80 year old electric kicking cars could remind someone of the o... (more)
The Ferrocarril Electrico al Pacifico was an electrified 42 inch gauge line that ran from the capital of San Jose to the Pacific port of Puntarenas. At San Jose it connected with the steam/diesel... (more)
The FO looks like it is dropping off the edge of the earth. The meter gauge FO is partly adhesion and partly rack (you can see the beginning of the rack section on the right). This is part of th... (more)
54 takes several gons from Emery to the UP interchange.
The Iowa Traction line crosses the UP mainline on a diamond, however, the line is no longer used beyond the interchange.
A night scene at the North Shore Terminal in Milwaukee on a cold winter evening in 1963.
The overhanging cliff fascinates me. And why didn't I wait until the engine was between the two poles. It never bothered me when I looked at the slide, but these digital images make one more pic... (more)
CSS&SB eastbound passenger train negotiates the city streets on a warm Sunday morning in downtown Michigan City, IN.
CSS&SB eastbound train 117 departs the East Chicago station enroute for Michigan City, IN as the sun reappears from under the clouds.
CSS&SB westbound train 20 starts into 11th street in Michigan City, IN. The train is enroute to downtown Chicago.
CSS&SB westbound train 118 makes a momentary station stop in the middle of 11th street in Michigan City, IN.