With loaded new style ore hoppers in tow, the daily southbound roars under the RT 228 overpass. In 20 miles the train pulled by matching Illinois Central “Death Star” locomotives will reach the No... (more)
With loaded new style ore hoppers in tow, the daily southbound glides through Saxonburg just past the site of the old US Steel sintering plant. In 20 miles the train pulled by matching Illinois Ce... (more)
Having made its stop in Johnstown, the Pennsylvanian throttles up to make its attack on the West Slope on the coldest day of 2020 so far in Western PA. With the incline in the background we see ra... (more)
Under a slow order a loaded manifest crosses the New River at Hawks Nest State Park
Lovingly restored by the dedicated volunteers at the Rockhill Trolley Museum the interior says relax and enjoy the ride, which I’m sure was more enjoyable when you were heading home from work. Joh... (more)
Beautifully restored and ready for Fathers Day this Johnstown Traction trolley has been restored in its 1950’s look. It was retired from service in 1960.
Trains and planes San Diego style. Sun is hard on paint as witnessed by the nose of AMTK 20 as it prepares to push the 583 northbound. The close proximity of the airport make planes appear to fly ... (more)
Having stopped briefly to remove a branch from the engine, the crew get 765 back up to speed on its southbound trek to Akron. Steam in the Valley brings out the crowds to see live steam in action.
At rush hour this area is like a bee-hive with trains coming and going. Seeing this for the first time in person was special. When you live in an area that has a single track mainline that sees 8-... (more)
With the Willis Tower and Union Power Station in the backdrop, a Metra Commuter train with The Village of Cary engine as power, backs into Union Station in preparation for the evening rush hour.
Non-stop action at possibly the busiest rail junction in the world. Most of the people of Chicago never see this view of the action, but they sure do hear it when trains rumble across it!!
Through the Electric Alley. The afternoon South Shore commuter train heads east. Next stop Michigan City.
The skyline of Chicago is reflected off the River Point Tower as two trains continue their transit of the Loop as Manic Monday evening rush hour starts.
The big dog in the roundhouse is this 4-8-4 Northern built by ALCO in 1942. In 1946 this locomotive had the distinction of pulling President Truman's re-election campaign special. This engine has ... (more)