West Coast Railway Association's 4069 hustles its excursion train north on the much beloved, and missed, BC Rail main line.
Deep in the canyons of Lorestan, a Siemens loco (cousin to the SC44) hauls a long-distance passenger train. The rock formations offered just a peek-a-boo view of this stone viaduct.
Railroading has changed a lot since I took this photo of a massive coal train derailment on the shared BN/CN route through Burnaby, a suburb of Vancouver.
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When the Super was super
CN 6510 leads a heavy train 2, The Super Continental through Fort Langley, British Columbia on a beautiful autumn afternoon nearly half a ce... (more)
Austrian Narrow Gauge Branch Line
A beautiful late summer's day found the heat haze hanging in the valley, and a vintage 1936-built diesel hauling a mixed train on the Ybbsitz bra... (more)
Narrow gauge in Austria
Most people will think of the Zillertalbahn when mention is made of narrow gauge in Austria. But the OBB ran 760mm gauge (roughly 2'6") regular serv... (more)
ALCO built Russian Decapod
For a brief period at the start of this century, the Dzherelo tours of Ukraine behind steam delighted railfans from around the world. Sadly, as boiler ... (more)
Everyday railroading in Iran. An EMD GT26CW-2 and a G22W hold back a train of oil cans on the steep grades, descending nearly 2200 meters from the highlands towards the Caspian Sea ... (more)
I'd walk a mile for a camel
The exit from Ghinda is marked by a sharply curved, steeply graded viaduct, over which the little 0-4-4-0T's need all their strength to haul a few frei... (more)
November 17, 2019 marked the unveiling of WCRA's 6520, freshly restored and released from the paint shop in the iconic 1961 CN orange, black and white paint sch... (more)
The arrival of a steam train was enough to empty the classrooms, as pupils and teachers alike were excited to welcome the strange fire-breathing beast to their vi... (more)
Romanian Standard Gauge Classic
A rare outing for the beautiful Romanian 4-6-0 (derived from the classic Prussian P8) as it struts its stuff on the scenic secondary line to ... (more)
Last of the Blue Hour
Rising well before dawn, I made the trek to the hallowed Brickworks Valley (named by railfans, the term is unknown to the local populace) to be rewarded by... (more)
Look out for the Devil
Intrigued by the arrival of fifty photographers in their tiny hamlet, the locals turn out to see what's up, to be greeted by the famous Red Devil blasting... (more)
Basking in the morning sun, wood burning ten-wheeler No 995 of the Hv3 class sits in anticipation of its day's work hauling a charter train for the photo enthusiasts.... (more)