Federal, state and local officials today celebrated the opening of the $142 million Englewood flyover, a major railroad bridge that has eliminated a significant source of train delays on the south... (more)
The classic scene at Thurmond that hundreds of thousands of tourists and railfans alike have photographed over the years is no more. Monday morning the power was cut as Cranemasters got ready and ... (more)
Death of the overnight trains
This is the Berlin-Paris night train. Operated by the German DB, it is marketed as a "City Night Line" train. But it belongs to a dying spec... (more)
History in the making. The construction of a concrete deck that will span the entire open air portion of railroad prior to entering Penn Station is about half way complete in this shot. ... (more)
Freight cars begin to get offloaded from the barge and into Greenville Yard. There is a method to unloading; one string at a time, taking four cars off one of the side tracks first, before taking... (more)
EMD demonstrators are testing on Rio Grande's Craig Branch as they bring a coal train from Axial to the Drake Power Plant in Colorado Springs through the loops at Crater, CO. Scanned from a Kodach... (more)
Gray On a rainy October 23, 1990, a westbound CSX freight heads down the Shenandoah Subdivision over a trestle at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Trailing lead GP40-2 No. 6439 is a road s... (more)
Q135 is photographed from the West End Bridge with the Pittsburgh skyline in the background.
An eastbound Chessie coal train bound for Tidewater Virginia is in the midst of crew change at Handley, WV. The motive power of the components of CSX were just starting to get thoroughly mixed by ... (more)
Hard to believe, but Dante Yard--the old Clinchfield coal country icon--is now closed. Back in early '86, though, it was still a beehive of activity, with several daily mine runs based there. A mi... (more)
Two coal trains are side by side at South Side in Pittsburgh on Conrail's Mon Line.
An eastbound manifest notches up out of the sag of Darling with the sun setting behind the San Fransisco Peaks.
The lowly PRR local works past the depot in Riverside on the last day of the Pennsylvania Railroad, tomorrow it's "Penn Central".
On the last day of PRR's corporate existence, John is photographing what he can of his beloved PRR. That meant aiming his camera at the PRR environs in Riverside, N.J., including the keystone sign... (more)
A Family Lines caboose brings up the rear of a "funeral train" full of former L&N and SCL first-generation diesels. These locomotives are headed west on the IHB and are most likely boun... (more)