Big: With a whole siding to itself, legendary "Big Boy" No. 4012 lends its imposing presence to the Steamtown entrance.
Putting the "Steam" in Steamtown: Having only visited Steamtown once before in August of last year - during a week when Baldwin No. 26 was out for servicing - I had not yet encoun... (more)
Honorary Steam: As an "honorary" steam locomotive, one could argue that an Alco PA is right at home in Steamtown. Add in the fact that this particular unit used to frequent the Sc... (more)
Ready to Run: After a long time on static display, this CN Pacific is apparently on track to be restored to operation.
Over and Under: A few hours spent waiting on a pedestrian bridge across the James River in Richmond finally yielded a successful over/under shot.
Matched Set: Few things can beat a matched A-B-A set of cab units. It's a shame so few complete sets are still around these days.
Safety Training: Parked on a siding behind the old Virginian Railway station in south Roanoke, the NS First Responder Training consist looks pretty sharp.
"F" is for Fantastic: I might have been in town in order to catch the 2102 Ramble scheduled for later in the day, but it's hard to beat a well-cared-for set of classic cab units like these!... (more)
Diesel at Steamtown: Though steam is quite literally the reason for the museum's existence, Steamtown NHS has plenty to offer to the discerning diesel fan as well. More highlights from this... (more)
Proud Pair: When I made plans and reservations to attend the second-to-last "Ramble" of the year, the intention was to catch freshly-restored 2102 in action. I've always been a fan of class... (more)
Another Reading Northern: After spending the morning observing 2102 put on a grand performance in the second-to-last of the year's "Rambles", it was bittersweet to find myself sta... (more)
Dinner in the (Clinton Station) Diner: At first glance, this might look like your typical dinner train, but a closer inspection reveals that not all is as it seems. Whether it's the big &qu... (more)
A Hotel with Heritage: Despite no longer fulfilling its original purpose of serving trains, the venerable DL&W depot in Scranton, Pennsylvania, still maintains a sense of style and panache ... (more)
GE Gem: Though it was a pioneer in the switcher market during dieseldom's first generation, GE's switching line had mostly tapered out by the time it entered the road diesel market in the l... (more)
Spotsy Spotting: During a lovely morning spent trainspotting at the Spotsylvania VRE station, an Amtrak train rushes through.