OOPS! In 40 years of being around the tracks on almost a daily basis, I've never seen an underframe break like this. The Car Dept knows for sure the knuckles on this one are good!
Pan shot of MRL 652 accelerating away from Dixon.
The Cotton Belt 819 was noted in the early 90's for its runs during the Tyler Rose Festival. Before dawn on what turned out to be a miserable gloomy day, she sits at the modest engine facility at... (more)
The cloud cover broke as this train neared East Glacier, setting up a great chase over Marias Pass. Just weeks later, these new GE's would be split into DPU sets, 2 ahead and 2 behind the train, ... (more)
Another Rock Island commuter service oddball--AB6 750--arrives at Joliet with an early afternoon commuter run. I was in 8th Grade and just getting to know about rail photography.
BNSF 7888 in the Wedgie scheme has most of its train over the summit and is transitioning to dynamic braking as the peaks of Glacier National Park look on.
A drive along the old GM&O main near Springfield yielded this meet with no less than 8 F-units on the point of the north and south long locals.
The ComEd Plaines empties heading back to the mines were a fixture in late afternoon in Coal City. The train has just cleared the 10mph diamond at Pequot and the engineer is doing his best to get... (more)
The hogger notches em out after getting the light at Haire, WY and the matched set of 4 C30's belches out a cloud of black smoke and flame as they get a roll on 110 loaded hopper cars.
GM&O's F-unit fleet hung on relatively intact for several years after the ICG merger. Here rare F7A 811B, one of only 2 on the railroad, waits with F3's for another call south.
GM&O's commuter run from Chicago to Joliet was known as the Plug, and was a fixture at Joliet in the early evening for many years.
Here's a slightly wider view of the Tunnel 4 area, also known as Good's Curve, just east of Belton, MT.
Just off of US Highway 2 east of Bison, a small side road offers this view of #8 descending the east slope of Marias Pass.
Westbound stacks cross Two Medicine Bridge and pass the Most Photographed Barn In Montana with fall colors still present, despite the snow cover.
Two sets of helpers in Heritage 1 paint wait in front of the Izaak Walton Inn at Essex, MT