Amtrak developed their non-powered Control Units (NPCUs) by removing the prime mover, main alternator, and traction motors from surplus F40 locomotives. The control stand was left in place, as wer... (more)
Engineer Dave slows the train as it arrives at Leaman Place, located in Paradise (PA).
Before everything was made in China. American made, American proud.
After some shop work, electrical tinkering and half a new coat of paint, 407 is back in action to serve as the main motive power on the Catskill Mountain Railroad's 'Esopus Scenic Train' in what s... (more)
The crew has a quick chat while the passengers of the 4pm train are boarding. This line is in danger of being ripped up and made into a bike trail, although the railroad supports Rail WITH Trail. ... (more)
LI Train 1717 flies past NASSAU Tower, which was placed into service on April 25, 1923. Quite amazing how this small tower is still doing its job. One can only imagine how many trains have past th... (more)
Crossing the Reynold's Channel LIRR Bridge, is LI Train #815 as it begins its express journey to Pennsylvania Station. LEAD Tower is seen behind the third car.
As the saying goes, "Red sky at night, sailors' delight." After the severe storms passed the area the day before this photo, the sky was a bright red/orange, so that means June 24th would have a g... (more)
The Greenport Scoot heads over a small bridge where water from the Hashamomuck Pond and the Peconic River meet. Although the Greenport line doesn't have a large amount of ridership, it is the orig... (more)
Seen from the 'World Famous' Cassandra Railroad Overlook, a pair of SD40E's head through a rock cut toward Altoona to help the next westbound train. The PRR signals have gotten use to the SD40Es a... (more)
After doing a little bit of college touring at Rochester Institute of Technology, I had made time to visit the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. One will notice the EMD control stand in ... (more)
Amtrak's number one engine (literally) passes the PRR signal bridge at Lily. If only these signals could talk, they've seen Pennsylvania Railroad K4s haul passengers here too.
The Illinois Terminal heritage unit heads west through Lewistown with a stack train in tow.
Mother and Slug. NS #3011 and RP-E4C 'Slug' #754 move forward to switch back onto a string of cars.
Another M7 set coasts around the bend into the Long Beach Station while a Budd M3 set waits for permission to head railroad west toward Penn Station.