Moving day came for the Silver Top. Here it was being placed on a low boy to be trucked to a temporary storage space in a rail yard at Chehalis, Washington. For the last 20 years the car had bee... (more)
The orange logo lives on, although most passers-by likely do not know what it represents. Between the Clark Fork River and the University of Montana, this is the former Milwaukee Road mainline in ... (more)
In the car shop, a couple of D&S crew go about rebuilding a truck on one of the excursion cars.
Sometimes things just don't go as planned. I had often thought about catching a lengthy freight at this location but looking in the other direction. The tracks hug the shoreline and lengthy freigh... (more)
Where once the Colorado Eagle sailed westward to the Rockies and Missouri Pacific freight trains rumbled to and from Pueblo interchanging tonnage with the Rio Grande is now a rusting and forlorn a... (more)
This is the emblem that stands atop the beautiful El Paso & Southwestern passenger depot in Tucson. Built in 1913, with the leasing of the railroad to the Southern Pacific in 1924, the depot was t... (more)
Opened in February of 1886, the Romanesque Revival union station in Portland Oregon still stands proud, still serving passengers 121 years later.
The caboose end of an eastbound Santa Fe manifest hustles down the North Track at Martinez. This part of the pass is left-hand running.
The last fully loaded Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus train is greeted with a hello and goodbye by the residents of Shenandoah, Va. Upon arrival on Long Island in New York the next da... (more)
A Union Pacific mechanic drills a new hole in an locomotive engine block. Since the hole has to be precise, the drill is attached to a large guide.
As darkness deepens at 3rd & Townsend, the drumhead on the rear of observation "Appekunny Mountain" grows brighter and brighter. The "Daylight" will depart tomorrow for its run... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph