Tools Of The Trade. All of the things that make this probably the best-equipped steam locomotive shop in North America fill up all the space not occupied by locomotives. The cage i... (more)
The Way Of The Future? After spending the weekend on display in Scranton, NS 999 appears somewhat forlorn as she's dragged onto the turntable by a bucket loader. After being aligne... (more)
Half Covered Wagon, Half RDC. New Haven's five-unit Roger Williams trainset was built by Budd. The three center units were essentially off-the-shelf RDCs, but the two end un... (more)
An Odd Beast. WMC broke out the REO Speedwagon Railbus for the Flying Yankee Restoration Group's White Mountain Railfest. After a f... (more)
Ruins. Another look inside the wreckage of the Boston & Maine's Billerica shop reveals the open hall of what was once the backshop. Hard to believe this was once a good-sized indus... (more)
The End Of An Alco. Grafton & Upton S4 #212 meets her fate in the railroad's West Upton yard. With the other S4 and remaining GE 44-tonner already cut up, the scrapping of #212 wou... (more)
Where We Used To Roam. PRR 4859 led the first electric-powered passenger train into Harrisburg way back on January 15th, 1938. 72 years later, she survives as a display piece under... (more)
Rest In Pieces. This locomotive and I have had an odd relationship. From the time I was old enough to drive by myself, I had been periodically visiting this engine at her former home in Nor... (more)
Sweet Home Chicago. A bunch of Amtrak units (and a BNSF straggler) that pretty much call Chitown home congregate at 18th Street.
Post-Apocalyptic? The decaying remains of the Boston & Maine's primary backshop may look like something from a war zone, but in fact the building is just a victim of neglect and the... (more)
Lots Of Alcos. And some MLWs, too. I count 7.
The Gathering. Amtrak motors congregate at Chicago's 18th Street shop, where the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad once serviced its passenger power. The nearest unit wears an advertisi... (more)
End Of Train. AT&SF 999827 makes a nice exclamation point as she brings up the rear of a Pete Lerro photo charter. Certainly this is a nicer way to end a train than a box with a fl... (more)
Easy Does It. While we were out on the line with engine 93, the NN crew brought out Wrecking Crane A, fired her up, and gently derailed a car. With the crowd gathered around to wat... (more)
7312 rests in the shop, torn down for extensive running gear work, with her drivers just ahead of her. Better be careful when taking the shop tour - those driving wheels are very well-balanced an... (more)