What started out as a plan to shoot coal trains on the famous Santa Fe Raton Pass Subdivision turned into an unplanned busy few days of following top priority intermodal and freight that was being... (more)
New York Central E-9 #4096 is seen at the C&O Heritage Center in Clifton Forge, Virginia. Originally built as a demonstrator unit and later used by the Union Pacific Railroad, this unit was repai... (more)
Four P42s power today's Southwest Chief. This power is due to the large amount of mail cars on the rear of the train which was not uncommon in this time period.
A Roger Puta Photograph
At 0830 on a spectacular Vancouver morning, CP was hard at work getting a twelve car Royal Canadian Pacific train—the first cruise of the season—prepped for the party of lucky travellers who would... (more)
This engine also was assigned to Galveston in 1987. Of note the original SP Double Stack cars behind engine.
Northbound VLi U65 bring us a surprise: EMD SD70ACe-BB #8335 featuring special scheme "#proudVLi", photographed at km 198, between Itu and Convenção. There is only one of this model with this sche... (more)
Fresh from completion at Juniata Shops in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Conrail SD80MACs 4104 and 4102 are put to the test with a nearly 20,000-ton coal train in snowy conditions. The pair stalled at Ga... (more)
Work train service only. The section gang mugs for the photographer after a rough day of working on the Chicago Line in the August heat.
A fresh Southern Pacific Railroad C44-9W awaits delivery at the General Electric Transportation plant in Erie, PA on June 27, 1994.
EMDs idle on the turntable tracks in front of their roundhouse stalls. The big 45 was built as Northern Pacific No. 3601.
Amtrak's Veteran's "cabbage" leads the way out of Fullerton with a Los Angeles-bound Pacific Surfliner train in tow.
PICK 9508 goes up and down notches as they make there way to the Greenville and Western interchange in Belton swaying back and forth.