I attended the METRA 47th Street repair facility open house in Chicago. On my way back to Lasalle Street Station I timed the ride back perfectly along with seat selection and the 765 Rock Island R... (more)
Memorial Day morning finds the N&W 611 heading east through Riverside with the return trip to Roanoke.
Having followed the southbound side of Central Maine & Quebec's Searsport job earlier in the day, I figured my exposure to it was done for the day with an afternoon birthday party planned for when... (more)
This is what it’s all about! My boys and I had the opportunity to see N&W 611 under steam as it made round trips from Roanoke to Lynchburg and Walton Virginia. This was the first time they had eve... (more)
A mother and son watch VIA's Bras d'Or as it passes through their backyard on a warm July day. The Bras d'Or was sadly a short-lived train that operated between Halifax and Sydney, N... (more)
In August of 1956 famed railroad photographer O. Winston Link captured a scene at this very spot at night using his lighting set up as kids played in Hawksbill Creek as a Norfolk and Western train... (more)
When I became a locomotive engineer in 2002, the last test was a check ride aboard Soo 6063, CP's SD60 simulator. It was nerve-racking; you had to set and release the air multiple times in order ... (more)
CZ / 194 Polecnice - Nova Pec
Southern Railway 6133 gets a young onlooker enjoying every bit out of seeing a train!
NW 611 steams through Goodview, Virginia, on a ferry run to Spencer from Roanoke. As Graham Claytor said, "It is a good thing to let another generation know what a steam locomotive is".
Priceless moments on the railroad...
My younger siblings came out and surprised me with a visit while at work. Photo by Sequoya Davis.
A young boy is fascinated by a big steam locomotive
Our five year old daughter Kira watches intently as CRC/NKP 901 shoves an LM&M Fall Flyer excursion back towards Lebanon after a run to Hageman Junction on an absolutely beautiful and unseasonably... (more)