What was no doubt state-of-the-art technology when it opened in 1979, the Minnesota Zoo Monorail now looks like an outdated throwback to the 1970s. Why did the zoo choose a monorail? They wanted... (more)
We are in Rowlesburg, WV on Aug. 17, 1975 and an eastbound coal drag has reached the bottom of Cheat River Grade and is getting a roll on things for the climb up Cranberry. Back in the days of fr... (more)
You've probably heard the tale of B&O's Tom Thumb racing a horse, but do you know where the story came from? The 1893 Columbian Exposition was a world’s fair that celebrated the 400th anniversar... (more)
Earlier in the morning at this location a locomotive hit the ground after a rail rolled under it. Here a crew from Simpson makes repairs to the crossing and trains were running again soon afterwa... (more)
IN LOVE . . . with abandoned railroads? As I explained in photo no. 435007, the "sulphite bridge" in Franklin, New Hamp... (more)
This is what happens when rails are subjected to intense heat. The "sulphite bridge" in Franklin, New Hampshire, is a wooden covered bridge structure typical to New England. It was built in 1896... (more)
A nice tribute to the B&O brings up the rear end of a southbound work train.
NS 117 has a clear signal at CP 145 to proceed west towards Cincinnati. This day 117 had NS's Penn Central heritage unit leading. The signals are those of PRR heritage. If you look closely, the CP... (more)
NS 15N thunders west to Elkhart with a lengthy train.
The eastward CPL signal at Grasshopper, WV stands guard after a night of heavy, wet snow.
Rail maintainers work on a crossover while being surrounded by trains that are being built in the busy and dangerous Willard Terminal
We are standing on the access road just west of Randolph Tunnel near Doe Gully, WV. Back in an oppressively hot July, eastbound No. 376 encountered a sun kink just west of Randolph Tunnel. The h... (more)
I Waited All Morning for a Train at Ken's Crossing, and All I have to Show for it is a Picture of this Truck! - A contractor for BNSF sprays salt solution on the tracks and ballast to me... (more)
A meet on Crawford Hill.
From the precarious perch high above Little Gore Canyon an eastbound load of Colorado coal tackles the 1% grade along the Colorado River.