Amtrak 97, the Southbound Silver Meteor, growls and chugs through Folkston on a rainy late Summer morning. While overtaking a Southbound freight, the engineer puts on a show for the spectators at ... (more)
It seems a wormhole to 1988 opened up today as NS Local P71 backs down into the old Carolina & Northwestern RY yard in Hickory, NC, behind a pair of matched GP60s. Seeing them parked next to the e... (more)
The "Yukon Queen", ex White Pass & Yukon No. 190 narrow gauge 2-8-2 brings the 2:45 train across Dead Horse Trestle.
Reunion of Man and Machine. I had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman today at Spencer. He was the engineer assigned to 3170 to assist N&W 611 up Saluda Grade in 1992. He retired from NS after ... (more)
Spring has Sprung in North Carolina, and a wonderful surprise arrived today in the form of NS 1067, the Reading Company Heritage Unit. Here she is leading train 162 across Mill Creek, entering in ... (more)
Amtrak is working to perfect hovercar technology for 2015...or 910 is in the shop for an overhaul. Resting on jacks while her trucks are rebuilt, and new wheels installed. Hard to believe just 3 s... (more)
The sun peaks over the horizon and illuminates the side rods as Southern Railway 4501 backs down to her train, for one of the final runs of her inaugural season. She made a beautiful site simmerin... (more)
A locomotive from local freight P25 is moved out of the way so that P29 can work the massive Southern States plant and yard around Barber Junction. The old Southern unit, sadly chopped, will spend... (more)
CSX GP60 No. 6897 sits quietly with GP38-2 2784
NS 9-1-1 and CSX 911 pose side by side next to the Bob Julian Roundhouse at the old Southern Railway's Spencer Shops. The annual Fire Truck parade was about to begin, and N&W 620 shoves the museum... (more)
After a long day of test runs, N&W 611 eases up to the turntable, to be lined up over the ash pit
CSX 911 and 1776 meet nose to nose as storm clouds build over the Bob Julian Roundhouse. Was a real treat to see these along with NS 911 at the historic Spencer Shops.
Southern Railway E8 No. 6900 and FP7 No. 6133 team up to recreate a typical late-era passenger train. Were it not for the "Crescent" markings on 6900, this could be a pretty convincing r... (more)
Southern Railway Ks-1 class 2-8-0 No. 630 spins on the turntable at East Chattanooga
Every so often in this hobby, you get lucky and a little window opens up to give us a glimpse of what used to be. Today Southern Railway 3170 teamed up with GP30 No. 2601 to bring back some amazin... (more)