In memory of WMSR conductor Richard Markle, who was called home on January 4th, 2010. The WMSR won't be the same without him. (Thanks to Paolo Roffo for the information and the text.)
PS: M... (more)
The Widow Maker! A crewman must have judged it so bad mechanically - it couldn't even sit straight :) - that it was a danger to all. [Location is at the diesel shop, ex-M&StL Cedar Lake y... (more)
THIS HOUSE IS FOR SALE!!! Seriously, if you are interested in having this view from your porch, this property is on the market. I have no idea if the porch furniture is included. :) What y... (more)
Mouth of the beast? Throat of the beast? This view of the tender, from the cab, shows the auger of the stoker. The coal would pass under the cab and into the firebox.
The Ugliest Diesel Ever? Some might consider the CF7 to be the ugliest diesel locomotive ever built, others the BQ23-7, but for my money this contraption based on an E8(B) when seen from t... (more)
Optical Illusion! Did a monster take a bite out of the end of the long hood, or is that a well-worn "PC" decal blending into the background?
No confusion in this yard, where the switches are labeled!
For a shot of another switchstand with similar labeling, albeit not so close-up, see shot Railroad: CSX Transportation (CSXT)Locomotive: Location: Hancock, West Virginia, USALocomotive #: UnknownTrain ID: UnknownPhoto Date: July 28, 2007
The Ontario Northland operated the Northlander train using equipment obtained from Trans-Europ Express (TEE) service, which used diesel equipment at that time because of the difficulty of running ... (more)
There have been a number of shots on RP recently (274357, ... (more)
The Champion and still so in the eyes of many. On display at the WUS 100th Anniversary celebration.
While visiting the W&W engine facility and yard, a local resident named Jerry drove by with his A class hot rod and generously agreed to let me take a shot. Note the tank on the front, which I am ... (more)
The Reading T-1 presents itself for inspection.
Now under a new roof, this GG-1 will no longer decay as rapidly as when it was outside. Perhaps some future generation will be able to enjoy seeing it at least cosmetically restored.
Family's coming, but not yet! Locals, having spiffed up their cars in anticipation of picking up long-unseen family members, patiently wait as a pusher engine moves on to its next assignmen... (more)
Finally the wait is over! This repairman has been waiting for a while but now that the pusher is in sight he knows the private crossing is about to clear.
For other shots from the WMSR ... (more)