On a brisk Winter morning, 1702 works Oak Island.
About 24 hours after leading local WS-5 over Sparta Mountain, NYS&W SD45-2 #3618 leads road train SU-99 up the hill at Newfoundland. Due to a bridge outage in Syracuse, NY, the train is carrying S... (more)
ATSF 5831 brings a stack train thru McCook, IL on a foggy day in November of 1986.
The Susquehanna ran an extra Sunday "super local" from Little Ferry to Sparta across the Southern Division. This is uncommon in itself, but what made it even more noteworthy was the fact... (more)
Santa Fe 5812 rolls through Darling.
CSX Transportation donated a rare SD45-2 locomotive to the Southeastern Railway Museum that is the first of its kind exhibited in a museum.
Electro-Motive Division built CSX No. 8954 in August 19... (more)
10N starts down the Slide in Gallitzin with SD45-2 1703 leading. Today a Safetran Mast signal stands next to the PRR Dwarf signal.
The 1979 Pacific Railroad Society "Mountain Outin" passenger special, with Amtrak SDP40F 518 and 517, is rolling westbound through the Southern Pacific Mojave yard. Santa Fe 5702 is slo... (more)
“Boiling heat, summer stench…” ~ Burning. Time. Land. Light. ¶ EWG is on the move and hogger Zach Hastings has a firm set applied; pinching 456 wheels wanting to roll on half as many axles. Hastin... (more)
A visit to Mingo Junction in the late 1970’s was usually accompanied with expectations of seeing big Alco’s, but a Cleveland Electric GP38-2 and a matched set of Conrail SD45-2’s were not bad find... (more)
Cresting Sparta Mountain
NYS&W WS-5 continues Westbound to Sparta as they’ve reached the highest point on rails in New Jersey at JC 51 in Stockholm. The crew will have an easy... (more)
The daily freight from Salamanca, NY to Punxsutawney, PA is just about to cross the state line as it splits what's left of the B&O signals that used to guard the line.
Uphill Battle in Downtown Butler
The Susquehanna’s only active SD45 leads an unusual daylight Sparta turn west through Butler in stellar evening light. The veteran EMDs are not... (more)
"Almira, 03:30" ~ Turning another silent into a violent night. A methodical violence that is: disturbing the dead and the dead-asleep alike. Hootin’, rootin’ and a tootin’ – Cowboys and ... (more)
Two big SD45-2s lead a heavy Santa Fe manifest up the steep grade at Woodford. The eastbound will meet an SP on the Loop that is already in the hole waiting for it. Some of Santa Fe's 45-2s are st... (more)