Lines of stored NS units at Roanoke, VA - September 2020
A pair of BNSF trains meet at Oakbrook, OR deep in the Deschutes River Canyon along BNSF's Oregon Trunk Subdivision. [June 2018]
A westbound BNSF grain train rolls along the Columbia River and through one of the numerous tunnels near Lyle, WA with a single GE C44-9W as the distributed power unit. [June 2018]
Reading & Northern's southbound freight train NRFF rolls along Greenwood Lake near Hometown, PA with a pair of clean SD40-2s on a beautiful early fall day in October 2017.
With Oregon's Mount Hood dominating the background (over 45 miles to the west) a BNSF loaded grain train snakes its way though the Columbia River Gorge near Maryhill, Washington.
A UP stack train splits the searchlight signals near Ligurta, AZ on its eastbound trek along UP's Sunset Route. [January 2018]
A westbound BNSF loaded crude oil train passes through the numerous tunnels and along the Columbia River near Cook, WA.
Reading & Northern freight WHFF led by SD40-2 3050 rolling south through a wintry scene at McAdoo, PA.
A westbound NS empty coal train rolls through the small rural community of Otes, TN on a winter day in 2012.
Just after sunset, an eastbound UP intermodal train races across the southern Arizona desert as it splits the classic intermediate signals just west of Wellton.
An eastbound UP freight rolls under the classic signal bridge near Dome, AZ. These old signals that date back to the Southern Pacific days are nearing retirement as replacements are now in place n... (more)
VLIX F7 8016, decorated as Clinchfield #800, leads the 75th running of the Clinchfield/CSX Santa Train southbound passing the north end of the siding at Trammel, VA.
VLIX SD45 2024, decorated as "Clinchfield 3632" leads the northbound deadhead move of the 2017 CSX Santa Train by the south end of the siding at Miller Yard on its trek to Shelby, KY.
A pair of R&N SD50s bring train PNFF through downtown Jim Thorpe, PA [Oct. 2016]
A pair of R&N SD38s power a export coal train in the process of being loaded near Minersville, PA. [Oct. 2016]
Two BNSF GEs shove on the rear of a southbound freight train as it climbs Tehachapi Pass at Bealville, CA just after sunrise on a beautiful spring morning.
A peaceful spring afternoon in 2013 finds rear end pushers on an eastbound CSX loaded coal train drifting by Ben Arnold's trackside home near Gate City, VA. The trains by here are much more scarce... (more)
Sunset at Winslow, AZ finds a westbound BNSF intermodal train leaving town for its nocturnal run across the desert to Los Angeles as two eastbound trains approach Winslow for a crew change.
A northbound BNSF loaded grain train works around the horseshoe curve at Caliente, CA on its trek through the Tehachapi Mountains. The train was operating nine engines total; four on the head end,... (more)
Reading & Northern 4-6-2 #425 leads a Port Clinton to Jim Thorpe, PA fall foliage excursion along the banks of Lake Hauto on a beautiful fall morning. [October 2016]
Reading & Northern's southbound train PNFF crosses the Hometown High Bridge on its afternoon trip back to Port Clinton from Jim Thorpe, PA. [October 2016]
NS 8056 leads a westbound power move consisting of 9 MP15s and 10 GP38-2s through Strawberry Plains, TN on Sept. 28, 2016. These 19 engines along with several others were recently sold at auction ... (more)
Various NS & CIT locomotives await their fate near the Shaffer's Crossing Shop in Roanoke, VA. [August 2016]
Blue Ridge Paper (Evergreen) SW1001 #6056 works down the switchback adjacent to the plant in Canton, NC on a beautiful January afternoon in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
A pair of BNSF GEs lead a southbound intermodal train as it climbs Tehachapi Pass at Bealville, CA on a beautiful spring day.
A southbound BNSF stack train works uphill as it traverses the famous Tehachapi Loop at Walong, California. Three GE locomotives power the head end of the train while two more GEs in DP (distribut... (more)
Three Alaska Railroad SD70MACs tag along on the rear of a southbound loaded export coal train at Girdwood, Alaska on a warm and clear late summer day in September 2010.
Southbound NS freight #179 with a KCS GE leading the way works through a winter wonderland scene at Parkers Lake, KY. [January 2016]
Westbound Blue Ridge Southern train T31 works upgrade near Canton, NC behind four SD40-2s on a beautiful winter afternoon.
Reading & Northern's Mountain Job works the coal loading pad at Girardville, PA on a brisk fall afternoon.
CSX GP30 Road Slug 2260 leads a set of light engines up the Pine Mountain Branch and across a wooden bridge near Yaden, KY. The engines are enroute to Gatliff where they will pick up 40 loads of c... (more)
Reading & Northern EMD SW8s 801 and 800 have just completed swapping five coal loads for five empty hoppers on a beautiful autumn afternoon at Good Spring, PA. The crew is about to run around thei... (more)
Pulling its first passenger train following restoration Everett Railroad's 2-6-0 #11 leads a two car excursion uphill and through the paper mill town of Roaring Spring on a beautiful fall day. Con... (more)
Reading & Northern conductor Kyle Sanders works on his paperwork outside the R&N office at Port Clinton before putting his train back together for the rest of the trip north to Tamaqua with inboun... (more)
Brand new CSX GE ET44AH #3258 leads a southbound loaded SCWX coal train across the Copper Creek Viaduct enroute to Erwin, TN and points south. The engine was released from GE Erie less than a week... (more)
CSX local C941 makes a move near the coal loadout at Gatliff, KY as the crew builds their train for the 17 mile journey down the Pine Mountain Branch to the junction with the KD Subdivision mainli... (more)
Northbound CSX freight train Q540 rolls through a rural East Tennessee scene at Dossett en route to Corbin, KY and eventually Cincinnati.
San Luis Central EMD SW8 #70 switches cars on a crystal clear January 2013 day at Monte Vista, Colorado.
Several hundred spectators gathered in downtown Christiansburg, VA to witness N&W J-Class 611 as it leads a Roanoke to Walton round trip excursion through town.
Southern (TVRM) 4501 leads a westbound 18 car excursion train through the rolling hills of Eastern Tennessee on a round trip from Bristol to Bulls Gap, TN.
CSX road slug 2285 leads a southbound work train through Lake City, TN on a muggy August 2014 afternoon. To the right of the CSX bridge is NS' small yard which is used to service the woodchip and... (more)
Freshly painted SD80MAC 7217 (former CSX 4590) leads eastbound train 162 through downtown Knoxville enroute to John Sevier Yard for a crew change before continuing east to Linwood, NC.
NS local T12 crosses the Clinch River at Clinton, TN on a fall afternoon after its short trip from Knoxville with high-hood SD40-2 #3232 leading. At the time of the photo (October 2014) this was o... (more)
After a two year rehabilitation, the Henley Street Bridge in downtown Knoxville is back open to traffic and pedestrians allowing this overhead view of the Knoxville riverfront and University of Te... (more)
NS's recently repainted 'Southern' SD40 #3170 rests at Greenville, TN awaiting a new crew for the run back to Knoxville.
Bluegrass Railroad Museum's recently repainted GP8 #7738 poses by a former N&W boxcar in the siding at Tyrone, KY. Many thanks to Joe Nugent and the entire BGRM volunteer crew for the hard work on... (more)
After several weeks of off and on snow storms the Reading & Northern "Good Springer" job from Port Clinton plows almost knee-deep snow as it spots a loaded (Idaho) potato car at a customer's creat... (more)
After bringing the Reading Turn back north to Tamaqua R&N 2532 rests beside the railroad's pair of recently painted bay window cabooses. The caboose in the foreground is former Erie-Lackawanna and... (more)
CSX's business train deadhead move P902 is southbound passing through downtown Kingsport, TN and by the former Clinchfield Railroad depot.
CSX's business train deadhead move P902 is in the final stages of running around its train at Starnes Siding before heading back south toward Jacksonville. The train had been deadheading north tow... (more)
An eastbound BNSF double stack train rolls across the Colorado River at Topock, AZ.
Four BNSF GE locomotives lead an eastbound stack train through Kingman Canyon on a beautiful winter day in the desert.
The 72nd running of the CSX (Clinchfield) Santa Train parallels Highway 72 and the Clinch River as it rolls into Fort Blackmore on its yearly trek from Shelby, KY to Kingsport, TN.
A somewhat rare early November snowfall along with the last of the fall foliage creates a unique scene at Poplar, NC as a loaded grain train works uphill on the south end of the former Clinchfield... (more)
Two Southern Railway boxcars make for a classic backdrop as high hood SD40-2 3291 rests at Frisco, TN on an autumn weekend waiting its next assignment. The majority of these former Southern SD40-2... (more)
Reading & Northern SD38 #2003 rolls through the fall foliage near Nesquehoning as it leads a Jim Thorpe to Hometown (High Bridge) excursion on the former Central of New Jersey Nesquehoning Valley ... (more)
Reading & Northern's #425 is surrounded by the colors of fall as she slows for a meet with a southbound passenger train near Nesquehoning on a beautiful autumn day in the mountains of eastern Penn... (more)
A bitterly cold February day following an overnight snowfall finds northbound NS freight train #112 paralleling Brushy Valley Drive near Heiskell, TN on its trek from Knoxville to Kansas City.
Bluegrass Railroad Museum's freshly painted ICG GP8 #7738 poses alongside former N&W GP9 #675 at Versailles, KY.
Westbound NS freight 17M with a colorful mix of power rolls across the large double track bridge at Coopers enroute to Williamson, WV and points west.