For generations, until full width cabs became standard, New York subway cars featured a "railfan window" that provided a motorman's view of the track ahead. Two kids were taking advantag... (more)
As seen from a hillside, Boston & Maine train WJCP (White River Jct. to Newport, VT) rolls up the Connecticut River Valley near Fairlee, VT, behind a B&M GP9 and a Canadian Pacific Century 424. Th... (more)
Veteran Green Mountain RS-1 405 grinds uphill near Gassetts, VT, with its short train, XR-1, the daily Bellows Falls-Rutland turnaround.
A rare Conrail U36B, one of just four on the roster, heads up a U33B and a GP40 on an empty coal train passing the Boston & Maine's Ayer, MA, tower. Coal trains serving a power plant at Bow, NH, o... (more)
At dusk, Conrail trailer train TV-5 departs Boston's Beacon Park Yard for the west behind a quartet of GP40-2s. CSX closed this yard in 2012 under pressure from real estate developers and in 2020 ... (more)
During the MBTA's short-lived service extension to Gardner, MA, GP9 1925 (ex-BN/NP) leads a train of depowered RDCs making the turn back to Boston. Note that the first two Budds are ex-CP cars al... (more)
In 1984 the MBTA acquired six GP9s of NP and GN heritage from the Burlington Northern to pull neutered RDCs in Boston commuter service. Ex-BN 1921 headed up an inbound train of Budds on a summer m... (more)
In Amtrak's first year, a southbound Metroliner MU set races through the modest station at Monmouth Junction, NJ, en route from New York to Washington. Four car sets consisting of three coaches an... (more)
A Jersey Central commuter train bound from Newark to Bay Head Junction on the New York & Long Branch approaches the stop at South Amboy, NJ, behind a GP40P. These locomotives were designed for bid... (more)
A Washington-bound corridor train speeds past Amtrak's High Street tower, formerly New Haven SS124, at Westerly, RI. The NH used this pagoda design for a number of towers along its system
The departing passengers look eager to board as a westbound Amtrak corridor train pulls into the station at Old Saybrook, CT. Long before high level platforms and such, it was routine for westboun... (more)
A Philadelphia, Bethlehem & New England NW2 works a yard job in Bethlehem, PA, back when Bethlehem Steel was a thriving business and the PB&NE was a busy switching railroad.
The conductor looks back for latecomers as a set of former Lackawanna MUs, forty years old at the time, prepares to depart South Orange, NJ, for the Hoboken terminal.
In the New Haven Railroad's final months, an FL9 spends the night at the NH/B&M joint engine terminal at Springfield, MA.
A handsome pair of New Haven FL9s wait out the weekend at Danbury, CT. Come Monday morning they will head up a commuter train to Grand Central.